Friday, May 6, 2016

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Locals will not want to miss tonight's opening of "Elements of Nature", an exhibition of glass sculptures by Alison Sigethy, with additional work by resident mosaic artist Carol Talkov at Artists & Makers Studios, Rockville, Maryland, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The exhibition continues through May 26.

Alison Sigethy on FaceBook

✦ A comprehensive new Website for the late sculptor Ruth Asawa (1926-2013), who also painted and drew, launched in April. Whether or not you are familiar with Asawa's work, you'll find much to engage you. The site includes videos, a current exhibitions list, and much more.

Ruth Asawa on FaceBook

✦ Seeking to correct biases in representation, France's Paris-based Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art has launched a project to improve access to medieval Christian images. Read The Getty Iris post, "Improving Access to Medieval Christian Images" to learn about the digital art history initiative.

INHA on FaceBook

✦ A surprise to fans of Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015) who were unaware he was a photographer: an inaugural exhibition, "Ellsworth Kelly: Photographs", at Matthew Marks Gallery in New York City. Though it concluded April 30, a video of the exhibition installation is available. A catalogue with duotone reproductions of the exhibition's images is slated for publication by Aperture in September. Read Chris Wiley's article "Joyful Forms: The Little-Known Photography of Ellsworth Kelly", The New Yorker, March 30, 2016.

✦ The Modern Contemporary (MoCo) Museum has opened in Amsterdam. It marks its launch with exhibitions of work by Andy Warhol ("Warhol: Royal", on view through July 3) and street artist Banksy ("Banksy: Laugh Now", on view through September 4).

✦ The award-winning Lorrie Fredette describes her site-specific installations as "investigations that examine beauty, harmony and comfort to comprehend the incomprehensible aspects of infection, pandemic and plague." Take a look at her compositions for which she uses such materials as porcelain, beeswax, and tree resin. Videos of her installing her work can be found on her visual notes page. The Maitland Art Center's "Art31 Material World" exhibition in which Fredette participated recently concluded.

✦ A new Web series is up: "In the Studio with Eddie Greenly". Watch photographer Greenly's first videotaped interview with my friend, painter Randall David Tipton.

✦ The video below shows the installation of the magnificent Muhammad Shah's Royal Persian Tent, on view at Cleveland Museum of Art through June 26.

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin, is presenting nearly 200 new acquisitions in "Look Inside: New Photography Acquisitions". On view through May 29, the show features work by Thomas F. Barrow, Lee Friedlander, Betty Hahn, Robert F. Heinecken, among others, contemporary photography by such artists as Alison Rossiter and Penelope Umbrico, and extended documentary projects by Alejandro Cartagena, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Louie Palu, and Alec Soth.

See a selection of exhibition images. View a video preview. Read related artist interviews at the center's blog, Cultural Compass.

Harry Ransom Center on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ The MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, continues through May 22 "List Projects: Narrative Color", a look at the relationship between color and narrative in a selection of artists' films and videos made since 1970. The works, in which color informs and is informed by nontraditional narrative structures, are by KP Brehmer (1938-1997), the collective Bernadette Corporation, Mareike Bernien, Kerstin Schroedinger, Derek Jarman (1942-1994), and Bruce and Norman Yonemoto.

MI List Visual Arts Center on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ A retrospective of work by California artist Helen Lundeberg (1908-1999) is on view through May 30 at Laguna Art Museum. A survey of Lundeberg's career, the exhibition of approximately 60 paintings includes the artist's post-Surrealist work of the 1930s. A fully illustrated catalogue is available from the museum shop and various booksellers, including Amazon. Suzanne Muchnic's monograph Helen Lundeberg: Poetry Space Silence is available from Louis Stern Fine Arts.

Catalogue Cover Art

Read Christopher Knight's review of the exhibition in Los Angeles Times. View a slideshow at OC Register.

Laguna Art Museum on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ On view through August 20 at Montana's Missoula Art Museum is "Holly Andres: The Homecoming", a selection of the photographer's images from three large and several smaller suites, among them Stories from a Short Street, Sparrow Lane, Fall of Spring Hill, and The Fallen Fawn. (Andres is an alumna of the University of Montana.) Included in the exhibition are five of Andres's works in MAM's permanent collection, as well as several short films she produced. Details are at the exhibition link above.

MAM on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ In "Fractured Landscapes of the West", continuing through May 29, Colorado's Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art presents the work of India-born, Denver-based Sangeeta Reddy. The exhibition comprises both large and small paintings on canvas of landscapes of Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. Images are available at the exhibition link. View Reddy's portfolio.

BMoCA on FaceBook, Twitter, and Vimeo

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