Friday, July 1, 2016

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ The collectible, one-of-a-king sculptural baskets of John Garrett may surprise you. They're crafted from a variety of unusual materials. Garrett also is a sculptor and textile "constructor" who has exhibited nationally and internationally for more than three decades. (My thanks to Seth Apter for the link to Garrett's Website.)

✦ Stanford's Digital Michelangelo Project will give you an entirely new perspective on the famous sculpture of David. (I learned of this project while reading Amy Herman's excellent book Visual Intelligence.)

Below is an animation of "How Art Can Help You Analyze", a lesson by Herman for TEDEd:

The Art of Perception, Amy Herman's Training Seminar

✦ This year's Venice Architecture Biennale takes as its theme "Reporting from the Front". The U.S. Pavilion's tie-in addresses Detroit in its show, "The Architectural Imagination", on view through November 27. Read Alan G. Brake's article "Dreams for Detroit: The US Pavilion in Venice" in Art in America.

✦ A new monograph about the sculptures of Sarah Sze has been released. The 160-page book, authored by art professor Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, curator and art critic/editor/writer Okwui Enwezor, and curator Laura Hoptman, includes 200 color illustrations.

Sarah Sze at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

✦ I love the concept of the Month2Month project, comprising public programming involving artists, performers, activists, policy experts, and others who meet in private residences in New York City to discuss housing-related issues.

✦ A new emuseum, launched by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, puts the city's fine art (Art Bank) and public art collections online. Approximately 40 percent of the more than 2,800-piece fine art collection is viewable now. The entire collection, as well as artworks commissioned by the D.C. government, will be available by the end of the year. Read "DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Launches New 'eMuseum'".

Art(202), Blog of DCCAH

Ethan Murrow's 40-foot mural Seastead (2015), drawn entirely in Sharpie, is on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston. The mural remains up until November 27.

Ethan Murrow on FaceBook

✦ The video below is about "Britain's lost surrealist", painter Leonora Carrington (1917-2011).

Exhibitions Here and There

✭  New York City's AFA Gallery is presenting through the summer "Tim Cantor | Sweet Favour & Fiend". The exhibition features work from throughout Cantor's career, including a selection of new and previously unseen paintings, original concepts, and 15 new limited-edition prints on canvas. Following is an introduction to the show:

View a selection of Tim Cantor's original paintings, original concept art, and limited editions.

Tim Cantor on FaceBook and Twitter

Tim Cantor Films on YouTube

AFA Gallery on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ Illinois's Rockford Art Museum continues through September 25 "The 2016 Rockford Midwestern Biennial", a juried exhibition of new work by contemporary Midwestern artists. Included are 85 photographs, paintings, prints, drawings, and sculptures by more than 78 artists. The curator, painter Sarah Krepp, made her selections from 609 works submitted by 206 artists from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin. A "Best of Show" and two "Juror's Choice" awards will be presented, as well as a Dean Alan Olson Purchase Award. The work of the winner of the Olson Purchase Award will become part of the museum's permanent collection.

RAM on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ All eleven of Kiki Smith's tapestries, created between 2011 and 2015, are on view together for the first time at Santa Fe's Peters Project. Ten-feet tall, the tapestries were woven with Magnolia Edition's jacquard loom in Oakland, California. The solo exhibition, titled "Woven Tales", continues through July 30. View individual images and an installation photograph, as well as an e-catalogue, at the exhibition title link. The e-catalogue includes an essay by Nick Stone, "A Walk in the World: Kiki Smith's Tapestries With Magnolia Editions".

Watch an artist talk with Kiki Smith:

Peters Project on FaceBook, Twitter, and Vimeo

✭ On view in the retrospective "Violent Grace", at Convergence in Alexandria, Virginia, are works representing five decades (1968 - present) of paintings by Edward Knippers. The provocative, emotive works (I viewed them at the June 3 opening), all thematically tied to narratives from the Bible, may change your perspective on the body's use as artistic and religious metaphor. The exhibition, including both large and smaller oils, runs through July 30.

Read Edward Knippers's essay "Do Clothes Make the Man?" on  the Convergence Website.

A 230-page monograph with more than 175 plates is available in three different editions.

✭ The Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is exhibiting through March 12, 2017, "John Glick: A Legacy in Clay". The solo show is described as "the first major exhibition" to survey Glick's vast array of ceramic vessels, tableware, and sculpture. The nearly 200 pieces represent all phases of Glick's career over the more than five decades he has been creating studio pottery. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition. Preview the exhibition. (A pdf of the preview also may be downloaded at Plum Tree Pottery.)

John Glick at Plum Tree Pottery

Cranbrook Art Museum on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

Notable Exhibitions Abroad

For "Found", at London's Foundling Museum, 60 living artists responded to a call on the theme "found", contributing work that also reflects the museum's heritage. The stellar list of participating artists includes Ron Arad, Phyllida Barlow, Jarvis Cocker, Richard Deacon, Tacita Dean, Jeremy Deller, Edmund de Waal, Brian Eno, Antony Gormley, Mona Hatoum, Thomas Heatherwick, Christian Marclay, Mike Nelson, Laure Prouvost, David Shrigley, Bob and Roberta Smith, Wolfgang Tillman, Marina Warner, Gillian Wearing, and Rachel Whiteread, many of whom bear the title "Royal Academician"; the work of the 22 RAs represents the role of the Foundling Hospital in the development of the Royal Academy. The exhibition will be on view through September 4.  Read Javier Pes's "Cornelia Parker Puts the Lost and Found Into Foundling Museum" at The Art Newspaper.

A talk and concert is planned for "Foundling Sunday", July 3.

Cornelia Parker, a Foundling Fellow, has created a limited-edition (120) print for the show, A Little Drop of Gin, a polymer photogravure etching on Fabiano Tiepolo Bianco 290gsm paper.

Foundling Museum on FaceBook and Twitter

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