Friday, June 12, 2015

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ A reminder to active members of the military and their families: Visit a Blue Star Museum through Labor Day (September 7, 2015) and your admission is free. Some 2,000 museums in the United States participate in the Blue Star initiative.

✦ Thousands of procelain shards burst into blooming sculptures by Israeli artist Zemer Peled. View her portfolio. Peled's most recent exhibition concludes today at Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, California. (Mark Moore represents Peled in the United States.)

✦ California's Getty Center and Getty Villa have released the Getty360 app. Calendar-based, the app allows users to browse current and future exhibitions, family events, performances, talks, daily tours, and more, add events to users' own calendars, customize the home screen to correspond with users' preferences, and browse social media posts. A ticketing facility is forthcoming.

The Getty on FaceBook and Twitter

✦ New at The Public Domain Review: 16th Century ornament prints from the Rijksmuseum collection and images of Caroline S. Brooks's elaborate butter sculptures

✦ In the Lab Corridor of New York City's Drawing Center you'll find "Restless Guests", an exhibition of new drawings and hand-draw animations by UK-based artist Rachel Goodyear. The work, inspired by Goodyear's own photographs, found sources, and studies of invented scenarios, remains on view through March 1, 2016. (Visit Goodyear's Website to see her paper cuts and drawings on ephemera, animations, drawings on paper, and more.)

Below is a Yorkshire Sculpture Park interview with Goodyear:

Rachel Goodyear on FaceBook

The Drawing Center on FaceBook and Twitter 

✦  The video below features Jenny Odell of San Francisco's Bay Area, who relates how she uses the Web and second-hand imagery to create new work. (My thanks to KQED for the link.) Browse Odell's project portfolio.

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ If you are in the San Francisco area between now and July 4, stop in at Arion Press to view an exhibition, "Arion/Inside", comprising 15 Arion Press books for which Simon Eccles commissioned unique bindings. The book bindings include those for Leaves of Grass (artist Don Glaister), The Waste Land (Dominic Riley), Poetry of Sappho (Julian Thomas), and The Day of the Locust (Tom McEwan). The exhibition is presented in association with Designer Bookbinders' "Inside/Out at the San Francisco Center for the Book", on view through July 6.

Browse Arion Press's collection of unique works of art for purchase.

Arion Press on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ The 40-year career of award-winning potter and Mobile native Charles Smith, who began studying art after serving in Vietnam, continues through October 11 at Alabama's Mobile Museum of Art. The exhibition, "Charles Smith: Black Hands / I Am", examines Smith's expressive use of color, shape, and ornament. Read Lynn Oldshue's profile of Smith, "Charles Smith's Coastal Inspiration" (September 2014). Smith's work was shown in the national traveling exhibition "Uncommon Beauty in Common Objects: The Legacy of African American Craft Art". Browse Smith's impressive portfolio.

Charles Smith Pottery on FaceBook

Mobile Museum of Art on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ Mixed-media paintings of Kaori Takamura of Carefree, Arizona, are on view through August 16 at Mesa Arts Center's Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Mesa, Arizona. Takamura's Artist Statement describes some of the materials and techniques (silkscreening, paint-layering, and machine stitching in colored threads) she uses to give her unique acrylic paintings the look of fabric or textile art and what she aims to express through her vivid pieces. The paintings on view come from Takamura's Patched series.

Kaori Takamura, Dots0714, 2014
Acrylic on Canvas, Silkscreen, Stitching
40" x 45"
© Kaori Takamura

Mesa Arts Center on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ On view through September 6 at the Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut, are  "Walls of Color: The Murals of Hans Hofmann". In addition to nine seven-feet tall oil studies for the redesign of the city of Chimbote, in Peru, the exhibition features mosaic maquettes, photos, and key later paintings that demonstrate the mural projects' influence on Hofmann's subsequent work. 

See the "Walls of Color" Website, which includes video and programming information, as well as a gallery.

Hans Hofmann, Mosaic Mural (Detail), 1956
711 Third Avenue, New York City
Photograph: Paul Mutino

A scholarly catalogue is available.

 Exhibition Catalogue Cover Art

The exhibition travels to Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami (October 10, 2015 - January 3, 2016), and Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (January 22, 2016 - April 10, 2016).

Bruce Museum on FaceBook and Twitter

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine, is presenting "Andrew Wyeth: Maine Watercolors". The show, continuing through November 8, spans the years 1938 through 2008.

Also on view, through January 3, 2016, is "The Wyeths, Maine and the Sea".

Note: Sunday, July 19, Dr. Timothy J. Standring, a Denver Art Museum curator, will give the Wyeth Day Lecture, titled "Messy Painting and Fleeting Moments—The Studio Practie of Andrew and Jamie Wyeth".

Farnsworth Art Museum on FaceBook and Twitter

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