Friday, July 22, 2016

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ The "naive" artist Anne Bouie seeks to "explain and communicate timeless spiritual values important for living", according to her Artist's Statement. Take time to view Bouie's online Assemblage Gallery and Sculpture Gallery and to read her five-question interview at Eye Level, the Smithsonian American Art Museum's blog. Bouie participated in June in SAAM's Luce Artist Talks series and exhibited The Four Moments of the Sun (see image of part of her installation, below) in her solo show "Anne Bouie: In the Temple of the Ancients", which ran from June 11 to July 9 at Flashpoint Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Anne Bouie, The Four Moments of the Sun

✦ Japan-born Hiromi Mizugai Moneyhun, who lives in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, uses a Japanese paper-cutting technique called kirie to give her extraordinary works a unique look. Twenty-two of her cut-paper drawings are on view through September 18 at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach, Florida. The exhibition is titled "Shadows of the Floating World".

Watch a video on kirie techniques.

✦ The remarkable 17-metre-high structure The Hive, designed by Wolfgang Buttress, is on view at Kew Royal Botanic Gardens until November 2017. Read "How The Hive Experience Is Led by Real Bees" and "The Sculpture Controlled by Bees: Wolfgang Buttress's Hive".

More About The Hive

✦ Architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron discuss how Tate Modern was made.

✦ Yesterday's Artist Watch column at Escape Into Life featured textile artist Barbara Schneider, whose work can be seen through September 4 at the Textile Museum's exhibition "Stories of Migration".

✦ Below, a lovely video, Begin With Thread, about the marvelous textile artist Sheila Hicks and the creation and installation for her design (2014) for the Ford Foundation:

See additional videos at Hicks's Website.

The special exhibition "Sheila Hicks: Material Voices" is on view through September 4 at Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska. A catalogue (image below) accompanies the show. 

Cover Art for Material Voices Catalogue

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ Continuing through September 25 at New York City's Whitney Museum of American Art is "Stuart Davis: In Full Swing". The exhibition focuses on Davis's mature work and his method of using preexisting motifs as inspiration for new compositions. Some 100 works, dating from early 1920s paintings to work unfinished at his death in 1964, are featured. Audio guides (available online and off) and free daily tours are offered, as well as lectures and other exhibition-related events.

A 250-page catalogue (image below) with 143 color illustrations and 41 black-and-white images accompanies the show.

Catalogue Cover Art

Whitney Museum on FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube, and Vimeo

✭ The group exhibition "Outside — In", examining perspectives on and interpretations of the dwelling, both "out" and "in", opens July 29 at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at the Smith Center, Washington, D.C. The participating visionary artists are Carson Murdach, Michael Nakoneczny, Mars Tokyo, and Lee Wheeler. The show, which runs through September 2, is curated by Spencer Dormitzer and Dolly Vehlow.

Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery on FaceBook

✭ In Minneapolis, the Minnesota Center for Book Arts has mounted "Collected Voices: 30 Years of Quatrefoil Library". On view through October 16, the exhibition relates the story of the volunteer-run Quatrefoil Library, now the second-largest LBGT lending library in the United States, highlighting both the literature and local publications it offers.

MCBA on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, continues "American Made: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum" through September 19. The ticketed exhibition features more than 115 handmade objects, from quilts and carvings, to signs and samplers, to weathervanes and whirligigs. A wide range of workshops and other related events complements the show. New York City's Folk Art Museum is the co-organizer of the exhibition. View a selection of images at the exhibition link above.

Crystal Bridges Museum on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ Twelve prints drawn from the more than 500 works donated by Rene and Carolyn Balcer to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, are on view through August 3 in the Works on Paper Focus Gallery. The exhibition, "Snowy Landscapes: Japanese Woodblock Prints by Kawase Hasui", includes the beautiful winter landscapes Snow at the Zojoji Temple (1929) and Snow at Heian Shrine, Kyoto (1948). Other exhibition prints from the Balcer collection include Hasui's depictions of Japanese landmarks and rural areas.

Kawase Hasui, Snow at the Zojoji Temple, 1929
Japanese Woodblock Print; Ink and Color on Paper
Rene and Carolyn Balcer Collection, 2006.543

Kawase Hasiu (1883-1957)

The video below features a conversation with the Balcers about collecting Hasui's works:

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