Friday, August 8, 2014

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ In conjunction with Art Education for the Blind, Art Beyond Sight, New York City, aims to make the visual arts accessible to people who are blind or have other visual impairments. The nonprofit works locally with schools and museums, including, for example, Rubin Museum, and nationally and internationally. Read "VIP Experience: Visually Impaired Persons See Art Through Sensory Tours", New York Observer.

Art Beyond Sight on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✦ The Getty Research Institute has acquired its largest single collection:  Harald Szeemann Archive and Library.

Here's a brief video about the collection:

✦ Our National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., has made fully accessible online at least 200 videos about the permanent collection, exhibitions, and education programs. The content may be embedded on personal Web pages.

✦ Looking for an app that creates artwork portfolios? Try the iPad app Artbinder.

✦ Below is a very interesting Art21 process video in which Edli Sudbrack of the artist collective assume vivid astro focus demonstrates and talks about his labor-intensive use on canvas of Krink K-60 paints, usually used by graffiti artists. 

Exhibitions Here and There

Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, plays host to Maya Lin's ongoing project "What Is Missing?" through October 13. Featured in "Platform: Maya Lin" are Pin River — Sandy, Lin's installation of straight pins depicting Hurricane Sandy's flood plain; the marble sculptures Arctic Circle, Latitude New York City, and Equator; and a trio of recycled silver works including Georgica Pond. (I've had an opportunity to see earlier work from this multifaceted project, which I think is terrific. Lin calls it her "last memorial". Be sure to visit the Website at the What Is Missing? link above.)

Heather Corcoran, "Q. & A. | Maya Lin on Saving the Planet Through Art", T Magazine, July 3, 2014

"Maya Lin Exhibit at the Parrish", Long Island Newsday, July 2, 2014

Parrish Art Museum on FaceBook, Twitter, and Vimeo

✭ Works by celebrated glass artist William Morris are on view through November 9 at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art in Washington State. The exhibition, "Illuminated", is the inaugural show for IMA's new building by Richard Hobbs, which has a dramatic glass atrium.

View the documentary about Morris, Creative Nature: A Portrait of an Artist Alive.

✭ "Richard Tuttle: A Print Retrospective" continues through October 19 at Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine. Organized with Tuttle's help, the exhibition presents more than 100 of the artist's works, from the 1970s to today; some are being shown in a museum for the first time. Images are available at the exhibition link above. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition, which is organized chronologically and addresses Tuttle's tools, innovative approaches to traditional printmaking processes (e.g., etching, woodblock, lithography), and collaborations with master printers and publishers such as BAE EditionsCrown Point Press, and Universal Limited Art Editions. Included is Tuttle's When Pressure Exceeds Weight (2012-2013), a series of 11 prints/papers in which ink is impressed variously onto paper pulp as through osmosis (image of one print in the series; others may be seen at the ULAE link above).

Richard Tuttle at PennSound (Conversations and Readings) 

Richard Tuttle, Artists Are Like Clouds on Vimeo (Video) (A documentary, Richard Tuttle: Never Not an Artist (2005), by Chris Maybach and Paul Gardner, is available.)

Bowdoin College Museum of Art on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ Continuing through January 11, 2015, at New Mexico's SITE Santa Fe is "Unsettled Landscapes", part of a biennial exhibition series, "SITElines: New Perspectives on Art of the Americas". The 2014 show is devoted to work of contemporary artists who address the themes of landscape, territory, and trade. The second exhibition will be in 2016 and the third in 2018; each is organized by a different team of curators.

SITE Santa Fe on FaceBook and Twitter

Notable Exhibit Abroad

✭ Below is a short film about the first major exhibition of British folk art on view at Tate Britain through August 31. Among the objects in the show are Toby jugs, crockery-covered tin trays, quilts, shop signs, and ships' figureheads and carousel horses. Among the artists whose work is presented are Cornish painter Alfred Wallis, ship carver Arthur Andersen, and embroiderer Mary Linwood

Images are available at the exhibition link above. 

The show will travel to Compton Verney, Warwickshire, where it may be seen from September 27 to December 14. A fully illustrated catalogue, British Folk Art (Tate Publishing), image at right, above, is available.

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