Friday, November 4, 2016

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

Emmett Wigglesworth will talk about his life, legacy, and career as a muralist, painter, sculptor, fabric designer, and poet in New York on November 19, 2:00 p.m., at Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, Jamaica, New York. The talk is part of the nonprofit Voices in Contemporary Art's CALL/VoCA Talks series co-hosted with the Joan Mitchell Foundation's Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) program. Wigglesworth's solo exhibition at the JCAL, "It Is Not Enough To See, One Must See Through to Find Truth", continues through November 25.

Emmett Wigglesworth on Vimeo

VoCA on FaceBook

✦ Princeton University's art museum commissioned and has installed a 66-foot mosaic and a 25-foot, 9-paneled multi-layered glass painting by Shahzia Sikander. The mosaic is in the atrium of the Louis A. Simpson *60 International Building; the gorgeous art glass window is in the Economics Forum. Read "A New Commission by Artist Shahzia Sikander".

✦ The sculptures crafted of resin by Italian artist Annaluigia Boeretto are remarkable. See, in particular, her series Books and Liquidity and you'll understand why her works win awards and are in both public and private museum collections. The artist was featured in the September 22 edition of My Modern Met.

Annaluigia Boeretto on FaceBook and Instagram

✦ Some 3,900 pages from Paul Klee's personal notebooks addressing Bauhaus teachings are now online at Open Culture.

✦ Belgian artist Ann Veronica Janssens makes light her primary artistic material. In Ann Veronica Jassens: Passion for Light, from Louisiana Channel, Janssens discusses her technique. The artist's first solo museum presentation in the United States was at Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas, earlier this year.

✦ Read Charlotte Bronte's letters in the Morgan Library and Museum's online exhibition "Charlotte Bronte: Ten Letters and a Fictional Fantasy".

✦ California's Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system selected Miwako Nishizawa to create artworks for its 2016 poster series. Japan-born Nishizawa uses an adaptation of the Japanese woodblock technique moku-hanga as her medium. Here's one of the posters:

Miwako Nishizawa BART Poster, 2016

In the video below, Nishizawa talks about the commission:

View a selection of Nishizawa's woodblock prints.

Miwako Nishizawa on FaceBook

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ A selection of extraordinary pop-up book sculptures by Philadelphia pop-up book artist and photographer Colette Fu is on view at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. The exhibition, "Wanderer/Wonderer: Pop-Ups by Colette Fu", includes works from Fu's Haunted Philadelphia series, as well as her versions of such Philadelphia landmarks as the Rodin Museum and the Academy of Music; selections from the series We Are Tiger Dragon People; and more recent works inspired by Fu's travels to southwestern China. The show continues through February 26, 2017.

Colette Fu, Yi Costume Festival, 2008-2014
From the Series We Are Tiger Dragon People
Artist's Book with Color Prints, Yarn, Chinese Brocade Fabric
32" x 31" x 9" (open)
© Colette Fu
Photo Credit: Lee Stalsworth

Colette Fu on FaceBook and YouTube

NMWA on FaceBook, Instagram, and YouTube

✭ New York City's Morgan Library and Museum is presenting through January 2, 2017, "Charlotte Bronte: An Independent Will". A celebration of the 200th anniversary of Bronte's birth, the exhibition, marking a collaboration between the Morgan and Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth, England, features Bronte's portable writing desk and paintbox, a blue floral dress worn Bronte wore in the 1850s, a portion of the original manuscript of Jane Eyre, and two life portraits. Selected images can be found at the exhibition link above.

Here's a short video about the exhibition:


A catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

Cover Art for The Brontes: A Family Writes

The Morgan on FaceBookInstagram, and YouTube

✭ The Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, Vermont, is host to American Women Artists' "2016 Annual Master & Signature Member Show and National Juried Exhibition", continuing through November 13. See the gallery of participating artists.

Bennington Center on FaceBook

✭ The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, is presenting "Keep the Shadow, Ere the Substance Fade: Mourning During the AIDS Crisis", featuring work by artists Eric Avery, Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957-1996), David Grieger (1955-1993), Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989), Richard Mock (1944-2006), Domingo Orejudos (1993-1991) Andres Serrano, and Leonard Rifas. Continuing through December 11, the exhibition uses objects and artworks to contrast mourning as observed during the Victorian Era and mourning as a visible, public act in the 1980s and 1990s. View a trio of images in the exhibition.

Block Museum on FaceBook

✭ Work by 60 artists, including Romare Bearden, William Christenberry, Sonya Clark, Thornton Dial, Howard Finster, Sally Mann, Kerry James Marshall, and Carrie Mae Weems, is featured in "Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art" at Duke University's Nasher Museum, Durham, North Carolina. An examination of southern identity as revealed in contemporary art, the exhibition continues through January 8, 2017. Thereafter, it will travel to the Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, where it will be presented from April 29 to August 20, 2017.

A 276-page catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

Catalogue Cover Art

Nasher Museum on FaceBook and Instagram

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