Friday, September 30, 2016

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Trent Morse's new book Ballpoint Art (Laurence King Publishing, 2016) was published last month. The 176-page book with 172 illustrations showcases art from around the world made entirely with ballpoint pens. Thirty artists, including Angiola Gatti, Jane Fabre, Thomas Muller, Wai Pong-Wu, and Lori Ellison, are featured.

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Laurence King Publishing Page for Ballpoint Art (At the link you'll find images from inside the book.)

Laurence King Publishing on FaceBook

✦ The video series Artists on Art provides insights about work in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's collection. Among the series offerings are Alison Saar on Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Betye Saar on Ceremonial Board, Catherine Opie on Thomas Eains, Jacob Samuel on Albrecht Durer, Judy Fiskin on Lee Friedlander, and Thomas Houseago on Tony Smith.

LACMA on FaceBook

✦ There's lovely work to be discovered on the blog of Argentine visual artist Stella Maris Tessitore.

✦ Paper artists and paper art  collectors will find Mark Kurlansky's Paper: Paging Through History (W.W. Norton, 2016) an interesting read. Kurlansky traces the evolution of paper from antiquity to the present and challenges our assumptions about technology's influence. According to Kurlansky, paper will be with us for a long while.

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Coille Hooven creates her feminist fairy tales from sculpted clay. Read Priscilla Frank's illustrated article "For 50 Years, This Feminist Ceramicist Has Told Stories With Clay" at Huffington Post (August 2016). Hooven's retrospective exhibition of more than 30 years of work, "Tell It By Heart", opened at New York City's Museum of Arts and Design on September 22 and continues through February 5, 2017.

✦ Following is the trailer for Water Paper Time, a look at Helen Hiebert's papermaking process. Using time-lapse photography, the film demonstrates how time, gravity, and molecular structure, among other factors, affect handmade paper. (A DVD is available.) Visit the Helen Hiebert Studio, near Vail, Colorado, a professional hand-papermaking studio. In 2016, Hiebert celebrated 25 years of artmaking with a retrospective exhibition and catalogue, The Secret Life of Paper: 25 Years of Works in Paper by Helen Hiebert.

Helen Hiebert Studio on FaceBook

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is the subject of his first museum retrospective, "Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters", at Los Angeles County Museum of Art. On view through November 27, the exhibition examines del Toro's creative process through the filmmaker's own collection of paintings, prints, sculpture, photography, costumes and other artifacts, maquettes, and concept film art, as well as drawings from his notebooks and objects from LACMA's permanent collection. The exhibition is organized around eight themes: Childhood and Innocence; Victoriana; Magic, Alchemy, and the Occult; Movies, Comics, Pop Culture; Frankenstein and Horror; Freaks and Monsters; Death and the Afterlife; and Rain Room.

View a selection of images from the exhibition, which is ticketed. The co-organizers of the exhibition are Minneapolis Institute of Art and Art Gallery of Ontario.

A 144-page, fully illustrated catalogue, Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters: His Films, Notebooks, and Collections (Insight Editions), is available.

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Del Toro Fan Site

LACMA on FaceBook, Twitter, and Instagram

✭ In Auburn, Washington, the White River Valley Museum is presenting through November 6 "Handmade in Camp: What We Couldn't Carry", an exhibition of more than 60 objects crafted from found materials by Japanese-Americans incarcerated in the United States during World War II. On display are furniture, jewelry, tools, paintings, needlework, a scrapbook, toys and games, and quilts. Quotes from local families accompany the objects.

WRV Museum on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ Boston's Museum of Fine Arts continues through December 4 "Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence", an exhibition of approximately 50 objects, including glazed terracotta, Madonna and Child as well as narrative reliefs, small- and large-scale figures, coats-of-arms, and still lifes. The objects on display are drawn primarily from American collections but include loans from Italy that are being shown for the first time in the United States. The latter include Della Robbia's glazed terracotta The Visitation (c. 1445) from the church of San Giovanni Fuorcivitas in Pistoia. A slideshow and videos are available at the exhibition link above.

A 176-page exhibition catalogue is available.

Catalogue Cover Art

MFA Boston on FaceBook and Instagram

✭ Tomorrow, October 1, in Old Lyme, Connecticut, the Florence Griswold Museum opens "In Place: Contemporary Photographers Envision a Museum". The exhibition, which continues through January 29, 2017, features the work of 10 extraordinary photographers commissioned to create new work based on the museum's own collections, spaces, and landscape. The photographers are Tina Barney, James Welling, Alida Fish, Kate Cordsen, Sophie Lvoff, Marion Belanger, Adrien Broom, Peter Daitch, Ted Hendrickson, and Tom Zetterstrom. Among the pieces will be cyanotypes and video. Details about the exhibition and information about each of the artists are available at the exhibition link above. 

A fully illustrated catalogue documenting all the new work accompanies the exhibition.

Florence Griswold Museum on FaceBook, YouTube, and Instagram

✭ The Pasadena Museum of California Art has mounted a show of large felt sculptures and abstract paintings and prints for "Lloyd Hamrol/Joan Perlman: 'a sky in the palm of a hand'" (the quote is from W.S. Merwin's poem "No Shadow"). On view through February 19, 2017, the exhibition, a look both at shared ideas and contrasts in materials and processes, features Hamrol's new suite of biomorphic floor-based works and Perlman's new monoprints and acrylic paintings on canvas. Both artists explore in their work the relationship between culture and nature. A brochure is available.

Pasadena Museum on FaceBook and Instagram

Notable Exhibition Abroad

Britain's Graham Dean, an internationally known figurative painter, is exhibiting solo for the first time in two decades in his hometown of Brighton.  Coinciding with the publication of a book about Dean by James Atlee, titled Graham Dean (Unicorn Publishing Group, September 30, 2016), the exhibition of the artist's extraordinary watercolors opens October 8 at Cameron Contemporary Art and continues for a month, through November 7.

Graham Dean, Perch, 2015
Watercolor and Dye on Paper
34 cm x 28 cm

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