Friday, February 27, 2015

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦Mississippi-born, now Memphis, Tennessee-based, Carl E. Moore is both artist and designer whose works in acrylics, latex, charcoal, and graphite addresses current social and economic conditions by creating narratives from simple forms and figures. He claims as his influences artists Jacob Lawrence, Stuart Davis, Salvador Dali, Michelangelo, Charles White, and John Biggers.

Carl E. Moore at L|Ross Gallery, Memphis

✦ If you teach art in grades K-12, take note of Getty Books in the Classroom, a new, free online resource that includes educational activities related to Getty publications, including Art & Science, The Brilliant History of Color in Art, The California Missions: History, Art, and Preservation, The Incredible Voyage of Ulysses, and Marguerite Makes a Book. Read "Inspiration for the Next Generation" at The Getty Iris blog.

✦ Applications are being accepted for the British Ceramics Biennial, comprising the Award and Fresh exhibitions, at Stoke-on-Trent from September 26 to November 8. The deadline is March 30, 2015. Read the details and access the applications.

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✦ Avant-garde Swiss painter, photographer, sculptor, designer, and dancer Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889-1943) is the subject of Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Today is Tomorrow (Scheidegger & Spiess, 2014), a 288-page monograph with 432 color and 5 black and white images; in English, the catalogue accompanied a retrospective at Aargauer Kunsthaus, Switzerland, and Kunsthalle Bielefeld (on view through March 15), Germany. Work by Taeuber-Arp is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among others.

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✦ Take a moment to view Maysey Craddock's 2013-2014 works comprising gouache and thread on found paper. (Craddock, who is also a sculptor, uses paper bags laid flat and stitched together; the "canvases" provide an interesting texture.) Evocative and lovely, the work conveys Craddock's trademark imagery: water, trees, topological landmarks. Craddock's most recent exhibition was "Strand" at David Lusk Gallery in Nashville, Tennessee, where additional images of her work may be viewed.

✦ Artist Christine Sun Kim, a sound artist who has been deaf since birth, is the subject of this PBS NewsHour Art Beat feature. The short was made at Artisphere, one of our local art centers here in Arlington, Virginia.

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(My thanks to Art Beat for feature and the link.)

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ In Jacksonville, Florida, the Museum of Contemporary Art is presenting through April 26 "White", which takes as its subject artworks in which white is inspiration, color, material, and conceptual premise. On view are paintings, photographs, sculptures, and installations by such artists as Tara Dovovan, Ann Hamilton, Vik Muniz, James Nares, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, Robert Rauschenberg, and Rachel Whiteread. Following is a preview:

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✭ Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art has mounted the first major exhibition of the work of photographer Anne Collier. Continuing through March 8, the show presents some 40 images Colleier has made since 2002. An illustrated catalogue is available. 

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The museum also is presenting the first retrospective of sculptor Doris Salcedo, on view through May 24.

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✭ Thai artist Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook is exhibiting at the nonprofit Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York, through March 30. The artist's first retrospective in the United States, the exhibition comprises more than 20 artworks, including video, sculpture, and photographs. On view are a number of new works: sculptures portraying stray dogs in the artist's care. In addition to animals, Rasdjarmrearnsook's subjects include women, the deceased, the insane, and others existing on society's margins. Read an Artspace interview with the artist.

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✭ Forty-four paintings by Italian Renaissance master Piero di Cosimo (1462-1522) are being shown at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., through May 3. Included in this retrospective, "Piero di Cosimo: The Poetry of Painting in Renaissance Florence", is the work Madonna and Child with Saints Elizabeth of Hungary, Catherine of Alexandria, Peter, and John the Evangelist with Angels (Museo deli Innocenti, Florence). A catalogue is available (see image to right).

A different version of the exhibition, including works by Piero's contemporaries, will be on view at Galleria deli Uffizi in Florence, Italy, from June 23 through September 27.  

"Piero di Cosimo: A Closer Look"

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✭ Examples of the American folk art known as fraktur, comprising hand-drawn or printed works on paper in ink or watercolor and having a broken ("fractured') lettering style as well as embellishments such as flowers, birds, and angels, have gone on view at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Continuing through April 26, the exhibition, "Drawn with Spirit: Pennsylvania German Fraktur  from the Joan and Victor Johnson Collection", covering the period 1750-1850, features birth and baptismal certificates, sheet music, a watercolor of Adam and Eve, illustrated religious text, bookplates, writing samples, cutworks, broadsides, and a wide range of drawings; it also showcases Pennsylvania German decorative arts, such as painted furniture, redware pottery, and metalwork. (Additional information is found in this press release.) The collection is one of the most important in the United States; more than 230 of its works have been promised to the museum. An illustrated catalogue (Yale University Press, February 2015) is available (see image below).

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