Friday, November 25, 2016

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ With "Money for Art's Sake" as its tagline, ArtMoney aims to make collectors of us all by offering art-purchasers interest-free loans of $1,000 to $30,000; payments are spread over 10 monthly installments. Launched at Expo Chicago in September of this year, ArtMoney partners with galleries in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries to make purchases possible. Read ArtSy's article about the entrepreneurial venture,  "ArtMoney, a New Startup, Is Offering Collectors Free Money to Buy Art".

✦ The Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid is exhibiting 15 major works by Clara Peeters in "The Art of Clara Peeters"; a selection of the paintings may be viewed online at the exhibition link. Continuing through February 19, 2017, the exhibition marks the first time the museum has shown work by a female artist. A 136-page catalogue is available. A preview with English subtitles also is available.

✦ Master printer Sarah Amos's collograph fabric constructions are wonderful. Take a look:

Sarah Amos - Collograph Fabric Constructions 2015 from Treeline Media on Vimeo.

Work by Amos, who received the prestigious Joan Mitchell award in painting in 2013, is found in museums and arts institutions in Australia, New York, Minnesota, and elsewhere.

Additional images of Amos's work, a short video about her printmaking practice, and an interview with the artist are featured at

Sarah Amos Website

✦ A new gallery dedicated to photography has been established at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York. The FLLAC's holdings include more than 4,000 works of photography, film, and video.

✦ See some of Jennifer Maestre's most recent sculptures of pencils and pencil shavings at This Is Colossal. They're so imaginative and beautifully constructed.

Jennifer Maestre on FaceBook

✦ Graphic novelist, comics artist, and visual storyteller Karrie Fransman discusses a remarkable work she contributed to "Artists in the Frame: Self Portraits by Van Dyck and Others", an exhibition on which the United Kingdom's Manchester Art Gallery and National Portrait Gallery collaborated earlier this year.

Karrie Fransman on FaceBook and Instagram

Manchester Art Gallery on FaceBook 

Exhibitions Here and There

★ Drawings, prints, and photographs by Damien Shen (Ngarrindjeri, Chinese) are on view through December 18 at Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, Charlottesville, Virginia. The exhibition, "Damien Shen: On the Fabric of the Ngarrindjeri Body", reveals a discovery by Shen of stolen skeletal remains of more than 500 Ngarrindjeri people (the remains were sent to a scientist in Scotland for purposes of comparative anatomy) and the artist's "reintroduc[tion of] the spirit" to the remains. Shen's portraits are extraordinary. Brief information about Shen's artistic process is included at the exhibition link.

Damien Shen, Self Portrait #2, 2014
Charcoal and Pastel
70" x 50"

Images of work by Shen are included in Jane Llewellyn's article "Damien Shen and the People Who Belong to This Land" in The Adelaide Review. Others can be seen at Artist Profile.

Damien Shen at MARS Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Damien Shen on FaceBook

Kluge-Ruhe on FaceBook

★ Vassar College's Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York, is celebrating Shakespeare in art in the exhibition "For through the painter must you see his skill: Shakespeare in Art from the Permanent Collection". On view through December 23, the exhibition, part of the college's celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, includes 13 paintings, drawings, and prints. 

 FLLAC on FaceBook and Instagram

★ The Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine, continues "Teresa Margolles: We Have a Common Thread" through December 11. On view is a new series of work in which artist-embroiderers from Panama, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Brazil, Mexico, and the United States collaborated to address concerns about violence, especially violence against women. Margolles, who has spent years using photography, video, sculpture, and performance to explore violent death, loss, and sorrow in Mexico, invited the embroiderers to create on fabrics patterns that would trigger conversations about violence and other social problems; recordings of some of those conversations are included with the textiles. Additional information about the textiles and a selection of images can be found at the exhibition link above. A noontime art talk about the exhibition is scheduled for November 30.

Margolles's Los Angeles Installation at Echo Park

Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College, SUNY, organized the exhibition.

Colby College Museum of Art on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vimeo

★ The year 2017 will mark 500 years since the Reformation. In early observance, paintings, sculpture, gold, textiles, and works on paper are on view for the first time outside Germany in "Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation" at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Also showcased are personal possessions of Luther and recent archeological finds. Here's a very brief preview of the exhibition, which concludes January 15, 2017:

Tickets are required to see the show.

Accompanying the exhibition is the catalogue Martin Luther: Treasures of the Reformation (Sandstein Verlag, 2016):

Luther500 Festival

Reformation 2017

MIA on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vimeo

★ In Missouri, the St. Louis Art Museum has mounted "Impressions of War", featuring prints by Francisco de Goya (Disasters of War), Jacques Callot (Miseries of War), Max Beckmann (Hell), and Daniel Heyman (Amman Portfolio).  Conceived as a counterpart to the museum's "Conflicts of Interest: Art and War in Modern Japan" (running through January 8, 2017), "Impressions of War" continues through February 12, 2017.

SLAM on FaceBook, Instagram, and YouTube

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