Friday, October 24, 2014

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Painter and sculptor Hayal Pozanti has made her first prints at Tamarind Institute. The abstracted geometric forms in her colorful lithographs and monoprints are intriguing. Also not to be missed: the prints in Tamarind's exhibition "LandMarks: Indigenous Australian Artists and Native American Artists Explore Connections to the Land", which concluded last month. Watch a video about the show.

✦ Artwork by Daehyun Kim (a.k.a. Moonassi) recently graced the cover of the literary periodical Prairie Schooner. The Korean artist, who lives in Seoul, studied painting but calls his black-ink Moonassi drawings his "life-time project". The series is highly imaginative, full of unspoken narrative, and just waiting for a poet's interpretations. The artist has been involved in a number of fascinating collaborations; one involves Korean singer, songwriter, and actress Han Hee Jung. Kim also has done illustrations for The New York Times, among other publications.

Moonassi on FaceBook and Tumblr

✦ For artists with scientific inclinations: American Physical Society fellow Dr. J.R. Leibowitz's Hidden Harmony: The Connected Worlds of Physics and Art (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008; see image to right). Intended for a general audience, the book presents the disciplines as creative processes and includes numerous art images and their complements in physics.

✦ The Guggenheim Museum has made more than 40 additional art texts available to read on the Web, bringing the total number of free exhibition publications to 109. The first 65 were released digitally in 2012.

✦ Weaver Peggy Osterkamp, who also is a textile scholar and a teacher who has published books for both beginners and professionals, creates beautiful and inspired work, which includes fine wearables and gorgeous Japanese-influenced artworks. Her sculptural ruffle pieces of silk are especially beautiful. Currently, Osterkamp, who lives in Greenbrae, California, is showing her Four Veils at a juried Textile Society of America exhibition that continues through January 4, 2015. 

✦ Watch this video featuring Matthew Ritchie talking about his just-concluded exhibition "Ten Possible Links" at Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York City. Ritchie's paintings, wall drawing, and sculpture, as well as a film, Monstrance, were inspired by Ritchie's work with philosopher Graham Harman. The music in the video is from Monstrance, which was composed and performed by Bryce Dessner; an excerpt from the performance is available at Ritchie's Website. (My thanks to ArtInfo for the video and this introduction to Ritchie's work.)

Exhibition Checklist

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ Alabama's Coleman Center for the Arts presents the functional and somewhat whimsical baskets and woven sculptures of Mary Jane Everett in "American Castles", on view through January 9, 2015. Everett's work incorporates found objects that reference the land and rural farm structures (silos, grain bins, etc.) and farm tools or machine parts (hay rakes, chicken wire, tractor seats and gears, disc blades, brake rotors, and the like, all repurposed) of Mississippi and Alabama. The fibers she uses come from kudzu vine, feed sacks, sisal, and naturally grown reed. Work by Everett can be found at Asheville Art Museum (see her Wheels, 2004) and in other collections.

Coleman Center on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ A late 13th Century or early 14th Century Chinese-made tea-leaf storage jar — Chigusa — is the single object in "Chigusa and the Art of Tea in Japan", an exhibition at Princeton University Art Museum that continues through February 1, 2015. Organized by the Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler galleries in Washington, D.C., the exhibition reveals how the functional stoneware jar, acquired its value as a Chinese antique during the 700 years it was in Japan. 

Tea-Leaf Storage Jar, Named Chigusa, Mid-13th C. to Mid-14th C.
Southern Song or Yuan Dynasty, 1260-1368
Stoneware with Iron Glaze
41.6 cm High, 36.6 cm Diameter
Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Purchase

Princeton University Art Museum on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ Work by Lynda Benglis, Carol Bove, Nick Cave, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Lari Pittman, and Yinka Shonibare is on view through November 30 at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in the exhibition "Earthly Delights". Drawn from MCA's permanent collection, the paintings, sculpture, and installations of all eight artists address social issues through beauty. 

MCA on FaceBook, Twitter, and Vimeo

✭ In the "Lone Star Portraits" installation at Amon Carter Museum of American Art, on view through May 17, 2015, you'll find Texas artists' self-portraits paired with those of close friends, relatives, and colleagues. The featured artists in the exhibition are Dickson Reeder (1912-1970), Murray Bewley (1884-1964), Olin Travis (1888-1975), and Sedrick Huckaby. The latter paints quilts as backdrops for portraits. View the artworks.

Amon Carter Museum on FaceBook, Twitter, and Vimeo

✭ The art of Cincinnati-based artist Bukang Kim will be presented in "Bukang Kim: Journey", opening December 13 at Cincinnati Art Museum. The exhibition, which will continue through March 15, 2015, will encompass the Korean-born artist's 40-year career.

Bukang Y. Kim, Morning Calm, 1988
Mixed Media on Canvas
Gift of Dr. Young Ghon Kim, Bukang Yu Kim, and Family

CAM on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

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