Friday, March 13, 2015

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

Scott McCloud published his nearly 500-page novel, The Sculptor, in early February. The huge book, McCloud's first graphic novel and first fiction work in more than three decades, which took the cartoonist five years to finish, ranges over big themes: creativity, art and commerce, frustrated ambition, love, depression. PBS NewsHour Art Beat showed a video conversation with McCloud, who calls The Sculptor a "love letter to artists everywhere. . . the vast majority of artists who never experience [success] or very rarely do. . . [and] struggle with obscurity most all of their lives. . . ."

✦  If you cannot get to The Getty's exhibition "J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free" by May 24 or to San Francisco's deYoung Museum, where the show will be on view from June 20 through September 20, do the next best thing and purchase a copy of the lavish 224-page catalogue with 130 full-color illustrations: J.M.W. Turner | Painting Set Free (J. Paul Getty Musuem, November 2014). Editors David Blayney Brown of Tate Britain, Amy Concannon, also of Tate Britain, and Sam Smiles of University of Exeter offer contrasting perspectives on Turner's paintings and influence.

Getty Publications on FaceBook

✦ The Irish artist Catherine Owens, who lives and works in New York City, collaborated with Stoney Road Press to print Fiddle East (2014) and The Vee (2014), both intaglios printed in an edition of 25. A fine art print studio in Ireland, Stoney Road has worked with a long list of artists. All the press's works are for sale.

Stoney Road Press on FaceBook and Twitter

✦ Watch for it! Photographer Sally Mann's Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs (Hatchette Book Group/Little, Brown) is due out in April. The memoir will be available in print and as an audiobook and e-book.

✦ Recently launched: an online platform —  Smithsonian Libraries Artists' Book Collection — that brings together artists' books from across Smithsonian collections. Users can see all of the books (some 600 titles currently) or search by topic, name, language, or in other fields. A marvelous resource!

Smithsonian Libraries on FaceBook

✦ An app available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, the video game Flomm! loosely interprets the art, design, theories, and counter-theories of early proponents of Modern Art. Below is the trailer created for the project.

Flomm! The Battle for MODeRN 1923 on FaceBook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ Eighty works by 17 artists are featured in "The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World" at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City. On view through April 5, the exhibition reveals artists' strategies and techniques in creating work that is not defined, through style, content, or medium, by the period in which is was produced. Including work by Matt Connors, Julie Mehretu, Oscar Murillo, Amy Sillman, and 13 other artist with international reputations, the show is accompanied by a catalogue, a sample of which is available.

Catalogue Cover

Gallery talks, lectures, and conversations with the artists are among the programs offered in conjunction with the exhibition.

MoMA on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

Inside/Out, MoMA Blog

✭ Continuing through August 23, Fuller Craft Museum's "Continuum of Innovation: Haystack Clay Selects" celebrates innovative contemporary ceramists whose work has been singled out by nine past or current faculty in the studio ceramics department at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine. Two separate but related shows are "The State of Clay: Pushing Boundaries", on view through May 24, and "Legacy of Fire: Clay Dragon Studios Revisited", running through April 26.

Fuller Craft Museum (Brockton, Massachusetts) on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ In Santa Fe, the New Mexico Museum of Art is presenting a year-long series of photography exhibitions under the banner "Focus on Photography"; these include solo surveys of work by contemporary photographers, themed exhibitions of contemporary work by national and regional artists focusing on a particular subject, and "The Photo Lab", a space for learning about photography. On view through April 19 are "North to South: Photographs by Edward Ranney" and "Tales from a Dark Room".

See a selection of images of Ranney's work in The Art Institute of Chicago collections.

NMMA on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

Cypher Space, NMMA Blog

Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, is showcasing contemporary Japanese ceramics in "Hand and Wheel". The exhibition, continuing through October 18, features work from the 1950s to the present, including examples by such masters as Nakazato TakashiHoshino Satoru, and Fujikasa Satoko.

Portland Art Museu, on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ Work by painter and sculptor Carol Brown Goldberg is on view through April 19 at South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, on the campus of South Dakota State University. See a selection of Goldberg's paintings and sculptures on her Website.

SDSU on FaceBook

1 comment:

Glynn said...

We saw the Turner "Painting Set Free" exhibition at the Tate Britain in London last fall - it was wonderful. and I have the book!