Friday, April 15, 2016

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Visit The Garden of Earthly Delights online; you may never again see the same way the famous Hieronymus Bosch painting. If you think you'll get lost wandering through the triptych, try the tour; it takes only 15 steps.

✦ Stanford University's Institute for Diversity in the Arts has been presenting a spring lecture series, "Who We Be: Art, Images and Race in Post-Civil Rights America", on Wednesday evenings, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The next presentation, "The St. Clair Drake Memorial Lecture", is April 20 and features filmmaker and actor Nate Parker (The Birth of a Nation). 

Open to the public, the series examines images, works, and ideas in contemporary art, justice movements, and popular culture. Lectures and panels are being filmed and made available by podcast approximately one week after each event. 

See the Events section of the Institute's Website for details about each of the Wednesday evening presentations, which conclude June 1.

A special exhibition in the Lynn Krywick Gibbons Gallery at Stanford's Cantor Center for the Arts, continuing through June 27, includes work by William Cordova, Coco Fusco, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Byron Kim, Glenn Ligon, Daniel J. Martinez, Howardena Pindell, Morrie Turner, Lorna Simpson, Carrie Mae Weems, and others.

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✦ View the anatomical drawings of Leonardo da Vinci in the digital collections of Royal Collection Trust. (My thanks to Open Culture for the link.)

✦ The Artisans Center of Virginia is presenting an all-day entrepreneurial seminar, "Make Art Your Business" on May 2, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., at Blue Ridge Community College. Among the topics to be covered: exhibiting art, using technology to promote your business, basics of trademark law, and marketing.

Artisans Center on FaceBook

✦ A special collector's edition of Hiroshi Sugimoto's black-and-white photographs, with text by Jonathan Safran Foer, is forthcoming. Titled Hiroshi Sugimoto: The Long Never, Lightning Fields 304 (Damiani, April 26, 2016; $11,000) contains 65 works from five of Sugimoto's series (Meteorites, Dioramas, Pre Photographic Time Recording Devices, Lightning Fields, Seascapes), plus a signed gelatin silver print from Lightning Fields. (Sugimoto has printed Lightning Fields 289 and Lightning Fields 304 in editions of 25 each for the edition.) The book and print come in a  custom-made brushed aluminum box.

Long Lightning Field 304

Long Lightning Field 289

The collector's edition may be ordered through ArtBook.

✦ The video below features Sarah Sze, who discusses her work in context with our visual culture and fragmented experience.

My thanks to Art21 for the video.

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ Tomorrow, April 16, is the opening of "Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora" at The Textile Museum at The George Washington University. Continuing through September 4, the juried invitational exhibition, co-organized with Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), features the work of 44 artists: Margaret Abramshe, B.J. Adams, Nancy Bardach, Beth Barron, Bobbie R. BaughAlice Beasley, Robert H. Bein, Charlotte S. Bird, Betty Busby, Hussein Chalayan, Shin-hee Chin, Gloria S. Daly, Jane E. Dunnewold, Susan Else, Linda Filby-Fisher, Cheryl Gerhart, Sandy Gregg, Ginny Hebert, Aino Kajaniemi, Patricia Kennedy-Zafred, Brigitte Kopp, Kristin La Flamme, Carol A. Larson, Sandra E. Lauterbach, Nebo Lavrencik, Nancy Lemke, Susan Lenz, Kevan Lunney, Penny Mateer, Buffy McAllister, Denise Oyama Miller, Melody Money, Bonnie Peterson, Faith Ringgold, Sara P. Rockinger, Barbara Schneider, Maya Schonenberger, Sandra Sider, Ginny Smith, Daniela Tiger, Susan Wei, Shea Wilkinson, and William Adjete Wilson

On view are large installations, fiber art, 2-D and 3-D mixed media, and video; the artworks relate both historic and socio-cultural events as well as personal experiences of family members.

Images are available at the exhibition link above.  A catalogue accompanies the show. Related programs, including films (Faith Ringgold Paints Crown Heights and First Person Plural), lectures, workshops, and gallery talks, are scheduled.

This is a don't-miss-show!

Robert H. Bein, Boat Travelers (Detail), 2015

The Textile Museum on FaceBook, TwitterTumblr, and YouTube

✭ Painter Deborah Barlow, photographer Kay Canavino, and ceramic sculptor Ramah Commanday are in the group show "Under, Above, Everywhere: Celebrating Materiality" at The Christopher Brodigan Gallery, Groton, Massachusetts, through May 22. An artist reception is scheduled for April 17.

✭ Rockville, Maryland's Artists & Makers Studios continues through April 28 its inaugural victims' rights art show "Finding My Own Voice". Curated by Judith HeartSong, the three-gallery exhibition features paintings, drawings, mixed media, writings, and sculpture that tell stories of crime victims, survivors, and their loved ones. A glass bed installation, The Lingering Darkness of Your Sin, by invited artist Nancy Weisser, is a highlight. Susan Levy, mother of slain Capitol Hill intern Chandra Levy, also has work in the show.

View images from the exhibition.

Watch a brief NBC interview with Susan Levy at Artists & Makers.

Artists and Makers Studios on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ Mixed media constructions comprising "sculpted" water and bronze and glass pieces by artist and educator Jennifer Hecker are on view at Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalchaian State University, Boone, North Carolina. Hecker's remarkable and stunning work examines some of the sociocultural and political ramifications of increasingly scare water. For some of the 16 sculptures in the show, Hecker uses leather, wax, tin, cast-iron drain covers, and other materials.

The exhibition, "The Waterworks", continues in the main gallery through June 4. Additional images are at the exhibition link above and on FaceBook.

Jennifer Hecker, Drain Shelf No. 4

Turchin Center on FaceBook and Twitter

Missoula Art Museum, Bozeman, Montana, is presenting through June 25 "Gesine Janzen: Floodplains", two series that use river imagery to explore time's passage and memory's elusiveness. The exhibition features Janzen's "layered" landscapes that are created with multiple print processes, such as woodcuts, monotypes, lithographs, and intaglios.

View some of Janzen's beautiful woodblock landscapes and rivers at her Website.

Gesine Janzen Website

Gesine Janzen on FaceBook

Missoula Art Museum on FaceBook and Twitter

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