Friday, November 6, 2015

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ The Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C., reopens November 13, with the exhibition "Wonder", which will be on view for six months and feature work by contemporary artists including Chakaia Booker, Patrick Dougherty, Maya Lin, and Janet Echelman.

Here's a brief introduction by curator Nicholas Bell:

✦ Collectors, take note: Linn Meyers, Nick Cave, Enrique Martinez Celaya, and Toyin Odutola have created print editions for Tamarind Institute of Lithography. Some editions already are sold out. Take a look, too, at the Exquisite Corpse suite of 18 lithographs by visiting artists over the last 15 years.

Tamarind Institute on FaceBook

✦ Artist and graphic designer Gracie Campbell was the subject of a recent OregonLive feature, which spotlighted her personalized "house portraits" in pen and ink. Be sure to browse her monotypes and monoprints at her Website.

✦ The mixed-media and abstract paintings of Ineke Tijsseling of The Netherlands are layered, richly textured, sometimes enigmatic. (My thanks to Seth Apter for the link.)

✦ Save the dates, November 21-22, for Valley Craft Network Studio Tour, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Now in its 34th year, the tour offers stops at the studios of 14 professional artists who work in the Middletown and Pleasant valleys of central Maryland. On the tour are Jennifer Bernhard Pottery, showcasing thrown and altered pottery and sculpture, Fine Art Landscape Painting by Kesra Hoffman, Isabelle Glass by Isabelle Davidowitz, Catepetl Art & Frame, with oil paintings by Anne Gibson Snyder, Kiparoo Farm Studio, featuring hand-dyed yarn and fiber art by Annie Kelley; Contentment Turnings, offering turned bowls, vases, canes, and more by Dave Swiger; Catoctin Pottery, featuring Susan Hanson's stoneware; WoodEndeavor LLC, salvaged materials transformed by Daniel Rudy; Distillery Lane Ciderworks, both hard and sweet ciders crafted by Rob Miller and Patty Power; b. van Gilder Pottery from Bill van Gilder and Kris Hansen; Caprikorn Farms, which produces artisan goat cheeses; Kirke Martin's M4 Studios, displaying functional and sculptural wood-fired ceramics; Joe Scheerer's The Moonshine Forge, selling decorative and functional wrought iron; and JRW Creations, including Judy Williamson's handmade clothing and accessories for adults and children.

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ An exhibition of lovely paintings and works on paper, "Jane Freilicher and Jane Wilson: Seen and Unseen", continues through January 18, 2016, at Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York. The works on view comprise the trademark landscapes and still lifes, abstract and representational, of the two artists who both were considered ground-breaking in their creative approaches to their art and subjects.

Tomorrow, Saturday, November 7, the museum is presenting "Circles of Friendship: Freilicher and Wilson", which combines poetry with moving and still images of the artists' lives. The event, scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m., is ticketed. On Thursday, November 12, curator Alicia Longwell gives a noon-time lecture, "Brain Food: Alicia Longwell on Jane Freilicher and Jane Wilson"; this event also is ticketed.

Jane Freilicher, 1924-2014

Jane Wilson, 1924-2015

Parrish Art Museum on FaceBook, Twitter, and Vimeo

✭ Beginning November 8, Purchase College's Neuberger Museum of Art will be displaying through February 21, 2016, Liza Lou's huge abstract work Color Field (2010-2013), composed of thousands of stainless steel wires sheathed in more than 2 million glass beads that have been arranged as squares. The installation, approximately 1,400 square feet and taking up nearly an entire gallery floor, is a re-creation of the original work made by a team of Zulu artisans in Durban, South Africa, Lou's home from 2005 to 2014.  Lou's Solid Grey and Color/White woven and beaded canvases also are on view.

Liza Lou at White Cube

✭ Attend tonight's opening! Up today at Artists & Makers Studios, Rockville, Maryland, are "These Go to Eleven" (think size of artwork) and "Merry Monuments: A Brighter District". The former exhibition showcases works by Hsin-Hsi Chen, Sherill Anne Gross, Jay Hendrick, Karen Hubacher, Zofie Lang, Matthew Langley, Kathryn McDonnel, Marie Ringwald, Gail Vollrath, Jenny Walton, and Alice Whealin. The latter comprises colorful works by Mary Gallagher Stout. Read the details at "Two November Gallery Openings in Three Galleries".

Artists & Makers Studios on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ The two-story-tall "plate painting", Physic Garden, by ceramist Molly Hatch is on view at Atlanta's High Museum of Art. The largest piece Hatch has produced, the commissioned work consists of 456 dinner plates bearing an original design inspired by two ca. 1755 Chelsea Factory plates in the High's English ceramics collection. Each of the glazed earthenware plates is 9.5 inches in diameter. Watch a video of the installation of Physic Garden in the High's Margaretta Taylor Lobby.

Molly Hatch, Physic Garden, 2013-2014
456 Earthenware and Glaze Plates
Each Plate 9.5" in Diameter
Acquisition 2013.671.1-456, High Museum
Photo Credit: Mike Jensen

Molly Hatch on FaceBook, Twitter, and Vimeo

High Museum on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ New York City's Nancy Margolis Gallery is presenting through December 19 "Figuration_ Inside/Out_", a group show with Heidi Howard, Meghan Howland, Aubrey Levinthal, and Sylvia Naimark that looks at portraiture through depiction of the body, mind, and spirit. The works encompass realism, abstraction, narration, symbolism, patterning, and adornment.

Nancy Margolis Gallery on FaceBook and Twitter

Notable Exhibitions Abroad

✭ The first retrospective in Mexico of the work of Lee Miller (1907-1977) continues at Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, through February 21, 2016. Included in "Lee Miller. Surrealist Photographer" are selections from Miller's finest photographs. The show emphasizes Miller's artistic legacy, marked by her relationships with Man Ray, Arnold Genthe, and Edward Steichen, and provides context for her life and career after World War II. 

Britain's Imperial War Museums is exhibiting, through April 24, 2016, Miller's work in "Lee Miller: A Woman's War". A catalogue is available.

The exhibitions are part of the Dual Year of UK and Mexico 2015.

Farley Farm House (This was the home of Miller and Roland Penrose and  their son Antony.)

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