Friday, June 10, 2016

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ This month sees the publication of Entwined: Sister and Secrets in the Silent World of Artist Judith Scott (Beacon Press, 2016), by Joyce Wallace Scott, Judith's twin sister. Judith Scott was born with Down syndrome and suffered profound deafness following infection with Scarlet Fever; she also spent 35 years in an institution, beginning at age 7. Read more about the siblings' relationship at the Judith and Joyce Scott Website.

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✦ The Getty has made available online more than 200 oral histories of post-World War II LA artists. Videos are available for Vija Celmins, Judy Chicago, Ed Ruscha, and Betye Saar, among others. See the Oral History Collections page. For more information, read "Dozens of Artists' Oral Histories Now Online" at The Getty Iris blog.

✦ Seven artists, ages 24 to 80, share what they have learned from their life in art: Read "The Seven Ages of an Artist" at The Guardian.

✦ Photographer J.W. Fike was the subject of a May Los Angeles Times article and currently is exhibiting botanical imagery at Founders Hall Art Gallery at Soka University, Aliso Viejo, California. The exhibition, "J.W. Fike's Photographic Survey of the Wild Edible Botanicals of California", continues through August 26. Beautiful photographs!

See more botanical photographs at Fike's blog.

✦ Glass artist, sculptor, and designer Robert DuGrenier joins more than two dozen others artists for "Modern Alchemy: The Art of Glass", through July 10 in the Wilson Museum and Art Gallery at Southern Vermont Arts Center. DuGrenier's sculptures incorporate glass into farming implements and antique parts salvaged from a barn fire. A complete list of exhibiting artists is at the exhibition link.

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✦ In the 8:33-minute video below, The Art Assignment presents "Ten Ideas That Led to a Different Idea":

The Art Assignment on FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube, and Tumblr

Exhibitions Here and There

Corning Museum of Glass has mounted a show of remarkable, highly detailed glass models of marine invertebrates. Titled "Fragile Legacy: The Marine Invertebrate Glass Models of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka", the exhibition also includes 36 of the father-and-son team's original drawings of sea creatures and a selection of flameworking instruments from the collaborators' Dresden, Germany, studio. In addition, videos and a digital interactive component allow visitors to explore the art-science connection, learn about glass conservation, and ask questions about marine conservation. The exhibition runs through January 8, 2017. 

For more information, read the museum's excellent blogpost "Blaschka Glass Marine Creatures Exhibition Opens May 14, 2016". A selection of images is at the exhibition link above. Also see these articles: "The Blaschka Archive" and "Leopold Blaschka and Rudolf Blaschka: Drawings for Glass Models of Marine Invertebrates".

Following is a trailer for a related documentary:

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✭ Colorado's Aspen Art Museum continues through July 10 "Judith Scott—Bound and Unbound", an exhibition that originated at Brooklyn Museum as the first solo museum survey of Scott's work. Scott (1943-2005) produced in her brief 17 years as an artist a range of complicated mixed-media sculptures (also described as wrapped bundles) that are distinguished by thoughtful use of color and the materials used in their construction.

Exhibition Installation Photo by Tony Prikryl

View a selection of installation photos and images of individual pieces. Also browse the Educator Notes (pdf) for the exhibition; the learning tool provides an overview, guided questions for conversation, and suggestions for activities.

An exhibition catalogue is available (see image below).

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Aspen Art Museum on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ A show of 14 new paintings by Boise, Idaho, artist Karen Woods, "Karen Woods: The Way to Wilder", is on view through September 11 at Boise Art Museum. The work was inspired by Woods's recent travels. View images from series The Way to Wilder.

BAM on FaceBook and Twitter 

✭ Dreamy, fantastical narrative paintings and monotypes by Inka Essenhigh may be seen through October 9 at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee. Titled "Inka Essenhigh: Between Worlds", the exhibitions features work created over the last 10 years. View a selection of images at the exhibition link.  View additional images of Essenhigh's work.

On June 17, at 6:30 p.m., an open-ended discussion about Essenhigh's work will be presented as part of the center's "Art After Dark" series. A two-day workshop, "Dream Space: Visualizing the Unseen", for teens ages 15-18, is scheduled  for July 14 and 15; watch a related video with workshop guide Michael Lapinski, an animator and comic book artist.

Inka Essenhigh on FaceBook

Frist Center on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ Ceramic, nature-inspired sculptures by Renee Iacone are on view in a multi-site installation at Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, Connecticut. Wonderfully titled "The Hand of the Maker Speaks to Us", the exhibition continues through September 6.

In October, Iacone will be participating in the two-day Galisteo Studio Tour.

Mattatuck Museum on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

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