Friday, November 18, 2016

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Forthcoming is Jean-Michel Basquiat: Words Are All We Have (Hatje Cantz, December 2016), edited with text by Dieter Buchhart. Examining in detail Basquiat's bundled text fragments, the 208-page book has 103 color illustrations.

Cover Art

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988)

✦ Here's a quick look at Polly Apfelbaum's installation, Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes, at Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles. To view Apfelbaum's work, comprising carpets, beads, clay tablet, and wooden icons, visit the gallery through December 4. Read art critic Christopher Knight's informative review in the Los Angeles Times. Still images may be viewed at Apfelbaum's Website.

✦ On October 27, Rhizome debuted Net Art Anthology at the New Museum in New York City. The anthology is a two-year online exhibition that retells the history of digital art from the 1980s to today through 100 restaged works. The aim is to identify, preserve, and present "exemplary works" that comprise "a possible net art canon."

New Museum Digital Archive Museum

✦ The Association for the Promotion of Contemporary Syrian Art aims to spread a message of peace through art and culture. Visit its Website to view artist galleries and obtain more information about the encouragement of artistic exchange and intercultural dialogue.

Syria Art - Syrian Artists on FaceBook and Instagram

Creative Havens: Syrian Artists and Their Studios

Creative Havens on FaceBook

✦ More than 50 remarkable palette paintings by artists from around the world were displayed at The Lodge Gallery in "Point of Origin", which concluded November 13. The exhibition was curated by Dina Brodsky and Trek Lexington. Take a look at a selection of the paintings at This Is Colossal and on Instagram

✦ Do you know an artist with autism? Share The Art of Autism site. See, especially, the Gallery.

✦ The video below, The Alchemy of Color, explains the creation of pigments used in medieval manuscripts. The exhibition "The Alchemy of Color in Medieval Manuscripts" continues at The Getty Center through January 1, 2017. 

Exhibition Checklist

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ New York City's Manhattan Graphics Center is host to the juried "2nd New York International Miniature Print Exhibition". All of the 124 prints on view are for sale. The exhibition runs through December 18. Monetary awards were made to artists whose work received a first, second, or  third place honor. A gallery of accepted prints and a list of artists can be found at the exhibition link.

MGC on FaceBook

✭ In its exhibition "Uncommon Exposures: Photography in Craft Based Media", the Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts, demonstrates how contemporary craft artists combine craft and photography (both film and digital) with clay, fiber, jewelry, and other traditional craft-based media. Participating artists include Alice Benvie Gebhart, Sandra Donabed, Ashley Gilreath, Vicki Jensen, Kyle Meyer, Megumi Naitoh, Peter Olson, Wen Redmond, Chelsea Revelle, Stephen Sheffield, Jennifer Walstead, Pao Fei Yang, and Melissa Zexter. The show continues through January 22, 2017.

Stephen Sheffield, Untangling the Snarl, 2008
Silver Gelatin Print, Mixed Media, Bee Pollen

Fuller Craft on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ Opening November 19 at the Modern Art Museum of Ft. Worth is "FOCUS: Lorna Simpson". The exhibition, on view through January 15, 2017, is the first museum show to feature Simpson's large acrylic, ink, and silkscreened paintings.

The Modern on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube

✭ If you're looking for a contemplative experience, head to Washington, D.C.'s Freer Gallery, which is presenting "Red: Ming Dynasty/Mark Rothko". The subject is the color red as reflected in Chinese monochrome porcelains made five centuries before Mark Rothko began layering red pigments in his paintings. Continuing through February 20, 2017, the exhibition juxtaposes an imperial Chinese porcelain dish from the Xuande period (1425-36), on view for the first time, and Rothko's Untitled (Seagram Mural Sketch) of 1959, comprising oil and acrylic on canvas. The latter is on loan from the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition Banner

Freer Gallery on FaceBook, Twitter, and Instagram

✭ Prints, small-scale sculpture, and wall sculpture by Chicago-based Richard Hunt is on view at the Studio Museum of Harlem, New York City, through January 15, 2017. The exhibition, "Richard Hunt: Framed and Extended" (the title comes from one of Hunt's wall sculptures), offers a look at 17 works spanning the artist's career, incuding the print Untitled (1965), the free-standing Hybrid Form #3 (1970), Wall Piece Two and Wall Piece Seven (both 1989), and the free-standing Spiral Odyssey II (2014). Images of Untitled and Hybrid Form #3 are available at the exhibition link.

Here's video of Richard Hunt: 60 Years of Sculpture (2015):

Richard Hunt on FaceBook, Twitter, and Vimeo

Studio Museum of Harlem on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ Virginia Tech's Moss Arts Center, Blacksburg, Virginia, showcases the work of Brooklyn's Amy Cutler through December 10. Included in the exhibition are Cutler's drawings, prints, and gouache-on-paper paintings, which take their inspiration from such sources as folk art, Persian miniatures, medieval art, and Japanese ukiyo-e prints.

Artist Talk with Amy Cutler on YouTube (2011)

Amy Cutler on FaceBook and at Tamarind Institute

Moss Art Center on FaceBook

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