Friday, November 27, 2015

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Trained as a painter, Cayce Zavaglia, St. Louis, Missouri, creates extraordinary hand-embroidered portraits. Her meticulous, labor-intensive work left me in awe and deep admiration for her mastery of the needle. Her paintings are marvelous, too. Zavaglia's work is on show through December 6 in "About-Face" at Lyons Wier Gallery, New York City. See the pdf catalogue.

Recently Zavaglia was featured at My Modern Met. Read an interesting interview with Zavaglia at Trish Burr Embroidery.

Cayce Zavaglia on Instagram and Twitter

✦ Hungarian textile conservation specialist Herczeg Agnes is herself an exquisite lace-maker and embroiderer. She is a master of the technique known as "needle painting". Be sure to visit her online gallery, which features marvelous combinations of lace and ceramics, lace and wood, lace wall decorations in natural colors, miniature artworks, and lace and coconut shells. Her work is affordable, too! Visit her online shop.

Herczeg Agnes on FaceBook

✦ If you have not seen the gorgeous blown and cast glass of collaborators John Littleton (son of the renowned Harvey Littleton, "Father of Studio Glass") and Kate Vogel, visit their Website. See their New Work page as well as Winged Wave. The couple recently appeared at SOFA Chicago 2015.

See more of Jon Littleton's and Kate Vogel's work at Maurine Littleton Gallery, in Washington, D.C.

✦ Montana's Kate Hunt weaves with newspaper, creates flags from books, and uses baling twine, piano wire, wax, steel, fiberglass, gold leaf, plaster, boat building epoxy, and other materials to create one-of-a-kind objects and installations. View her portfolio online. Also see her work at Diehl Gallery.

✦ Scanning the SOFA Chicago 2015 site, my eye caught the work of Susan Collett of Toronto. Collett's pieces include clay sculpture and prints. See her portfolio on her Website. Terrific work!

See her pdf catalogue (image below).

Catalogue Cover Art

✦ Gwynn Murrill was the first artist invited to show on Avenue of The Stars in Los Angeles. In the video below, Murrill talks about the individual sculptures in the installation. Read about the exhibition and the public arts program at the Century City Chamber of Commerce Website. An interview is available on YouTube.

Sculptures by Murrill are on view through July 2016 at Anderson Sculpture Garden, Iowa State University.

Gwynn Murrill Studio (Website)

Gwynn Murrill at LA Louver 

Exhibitions Here and There (College/University Gallery/Museum Edition)

✭ Ripin Print Gallery in Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, draws from the private collection of Lee Marks and John C. DePrez Jr. for many of the photographs on view in "Hidden Mother". The exhibition examines in particular the 19th Century practice of using pedestals, braces, and other devices to stabilize the bodies of those sitting during long exposures. Examples of the use of the so-called "hidden mother" while photographing children include tintypescartes-de-visite, cabinet cards, and other media. The show concludes December 23.

Allen Memorial Art Museum on FaceBook, Tumblr, and Vimeo

✭ Continuing through December 5 is "Etty Yaniv: Urban Sediments", in the Robert L. Ringel Gallery, part of Purdue University Galleries, West Lafayette, Indiana. The exhibition of abstract "landscapes" includes large reliefs and a three-dimensional floating installation created from torn paper and plastic pieces, scraps of drawings, photo fragments, and other materials. Images of Yaniv's Urban Sediments installations may be viewed at her Website.

✭ An exhibition of the sketchbooks of Reynold H. Weidenaar (1915-1985) that focuses on drawings produced in the mid-1970s continues through January 17, 2016, at Kendall College of Art and Design, Ferris State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan. The exhibition runs concurrently with "Reynold Weidenaar: A Retrospective", comprising selections of prints, watercolors, and oil paintings, at Grand Rapids Art Museum, and "The Creative Process: Drawings, Prints, Plates, and Watercolors by Reynold Weidenaar" at Center Art Gallery, Calvin College, in Grand Rapids.

✭ In  the Nichols Gallery, Pitzer Art Galleries, Pitzer College, Claremont, California, is "Liat Yossifor: Time Turning Paint", an examination of abstraction as a political form and of the medium and genre's relationship to 21st Century artistic practice. The solo exhibition concludes December 11. View a current selection of Yossifor's work at her Website.

✭ Skidmore College's Schick Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, New York, is presenting an exhibition of new works by art faculty members John Galt (iron and bronze sculptures), Doretta Miller (Garden Stories paintings in oils), Lauren Sandler (ceramics), and Peter Stake (abstract paintings). The show runs through December 13. Read excerpts from the artists' statements and view images of works in "2015 Selected Art Faculty Exhibition".

Schick Art Gallery on FaceBook

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