Friday, May 8, 2015

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ The work of sculptor Henry Moore (1898-1986) is the subject of this video, which complements the exhibition "Henry Moore: Back to a Land" continuing through June 9 at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, United Kingdom.

✦ From more than 450 drawings and collages by "outsider" artist Martin Ramirez (1895-1963) , the U.S. Postal Service selected five to immortalize as "Forever" stamps. The designs, issued March 26, are (top to bottom) from Untitled (Horse and Rider with Trees), 1954; Untitled (Man Riding Donkey), c 1960-1963; Untitled (Trains on Inclined Tracks), c 1960-1963, Untitled (Deer), c 1960-1963, and Untitled (Tunnel with Cars and Buses), 1954. Additional information is found at the USPS page for Martin Ramirez.

New Martin Ramirez Forever Stamps

✦ Inspired by science, cut-paper artist Rogan Brown makes by hand intricate organic sculptures based on the human biome. Featured at Colossal and other sites, Rogan's work includes a commission for the Eden Project, on view this month in the United Kingdom.

Rogan Brown on FaceBook

✦ The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, has launched a searchable eMuseum. The database provides access to FLLAC's collection of more than 19,000 objects. Read the news release about the database.

✦ Do you know about the online collection of the National Veterans Art Museum? There are images of some wonderful, moving artworks, including those of former Army nurse Mary Louise Sorrin

National Veterans Art Museum on FaceBook

✦ How do you brand a heavily industrial community? With art, of course. Watch as artists in Sacramento, California, talk about being enlisted by the Power Inn Alliance to make a canvas of very visible dumpsters:

(My thanks to the PBS NewsHour for the video link.)

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ The luminous paintings of Deborah Barlow are on view in "Behind, Beyond, Beneath: Scaling the Continuum" at Tom Knight Gallery, Humboldt Arts Council in the Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, California. The solo show continues through June 7. A catalogue is available.

See images of Deborah Barlow's most recent work.

Morris Graves Museum of Art on FaceBook

✭ A major exhibition of the work of painter, photographer, and printmaker Yasuo Kuniyoshi (1889-1953) continues through August 20 at Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. Titled "The Artistic Journey of Yasuo Kuniyoshi", the exhibition presents 66 of the Japanese modernist's paintings and drawings, which come from both private and public collections in the United States and Japan. A catalogue (see image below) by guest curator and Kuniyoshi scholar Tom Wolf is available.

Catalogue Cover

Read "Yasuo Kuniyoshi: Bearing the Weight", Eye Level, April 3, 2015

SAAM on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ Photography and video by Pao Houa Her remain on view through June 14 at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, Lansing. For the solo museum show, "Focus: Pao Houa Her", the artist offers works about "the desire to belong, the desire to be recognized, and the desire to be desired" within America's Hmong community.

Broad Art Museum on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ New York City's Drawing Center is presenting through June 28 "Natalie Frank: The Brothers Grimm", comprising 29 of 75 drawings the Brooklyn-based artist completed between 2011 and 2014. Frank's work in gouache and chalk pastel is described as both "gritty and luminous [in] surface effects. . . a contemporary feminist reimagining of a symbolist legacy." Seven images may be seen at the exhibition link above. 

Natalie Frank, Cinderella II, 2011-2014
Gouache and Chalk Pastel on Paper, 22" x 30"
Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas/Austin
Promised Gift of Kathleen and Chris Loughlin

Accompanying the exhibition is a 270-page illustrated book, Tales of the Brothers Grimm  (Damiani/DAP, May 26, 2015). Designed by Marian Bantjes, the book features lesser-known Grimm's tales selected by Frank, who reinterprets them in a Surrealist dreamscape. 

Cover Art

Watch "Natalie Frank in Her Studio" (YouTube) and "Natalie Frank" (Vimeo).

The Drawing Center on FaceBook and Twitter

Seven Museum, Seven Sins: The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York, is exploring the Deadly Sins in a series of exhibitions taking place at HVCCA and six other arts institutions: The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum ("Sloth", June 14 - September 21), Bruce Museum ("Pride", June 27 - October 18), Hudson River Museum ("Envy", June 6 - September 26), Katonah Museum of Art ("Gluttony", opening July 12), Neuberger Museum of Art ("Greed", July 12 - October 18), and Wave Hill  in the Bronx ("Wrath", June 7 - September 7). Each of the seven institutions is addressing a different sin. 

The series began in February at HVCCA with "Love: The First of the 7 Virtues" (view the online catalogue, in pdf); that show continues through December 6. Featured artists include Matthew Barney, Shirin Neshat, Robert Mapplethorpe, Robert Indiana, and Sam Jinks.

"Lust" opened at HVCCA April 19 and continues through July 26. Among the artists are Catherine Opie, George Condo, Cindy Sherman, and Larry Clark. NOTE: Access to the exhibition is restricted to visitors age 18 and older.

HVCCA Exhibition Information

Read a press release about the collaboration.

HVCCA on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

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