Friday, December 2, 2016

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ If you're in search of an art experience in virtual reality, check out Dreams of Dali, from January 23 to June 12 at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida:

✦ Performance artist Marina Abramovic has published a memoir, Walk Through Walls (Crown Archetype, October 25, 2016). A signed and numbered collector's edition is available.

✦ Photographer and artist William Christenberry died November 28 in Washington, D.C. Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York City, is exhibiting "William Christenberry: Summer | Winter" through January 21, 2017, and Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, is presenting "William A. Christenberry: Laying-by Time" from December 9 to March 12. In addition, Christenberry's sculpture River House (1980) is on view at Luce Foundation Center, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. (See more of Christenberry's works.) In 2017, as part of the state's Bicentennial Celebration, Alabama's Mobile Museum of Art offers from March 10 to June 4 "Christenberry: In Alabama", which will honor Christenberry's exploration of Alabama's landscape, structures, traditions, and people.

William Christenberry at Jackson Fine Art (Atlanta)

Jackson Fine Art on FaceBook

Pace/MacGill Gallery on FaceBook

Maryland Institute College of Art on FaceBook

Mobile Museum of Art on FaceBook

✦ A new permanent artwork, Message from the Unseen World, conceived as a tribute to computer scientist Alan Turing has been installed under Bishop's Bridge Road near Paddington Station in London. See Mark Sinclair's article "UVA Create Memorial Wall to Alan Turing" for information about the memorial.

✦ The Jose Guadalupe Posada collection at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin comprises 132 broadsides and single-sheet corridos and other songs. All the Mexican artist's works in the collection may be viewed online. Posada (1851-1913) is known as the "Printmakers of the Mexican People".

✦ The Poetry Center at the University of Arizona is exhibiting series of artworks featuring animals that have become extinct. Eight works by Kejun Li, comprising watercolors and digital collage illustrations, are showcased in "Causality: Avian Extinction Before 1987: Works by Kejun Li", which continue through February 11, 2017. Li is a master of fine arts student at UA.

✦ Ziye Liu's Themes and Variations is inspired by the artwork of Yayoi Kusama and Ai Weiwei. It uses 3-D animation to shift, move, and morph the artwork.

Ziye Liu Website

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ A selected retrospective of paintings, works on paper, photographs, and 3-D compositions comprises "Storytelling: The Georgia Review's 70th Anniversary Art Retrospective" at Georgia Museum of Art. On view through January 29, 2017, the exhibition includes work by Kael Alford, Benny Andrews, Nina Barnes, Carl Bower, Tamas Dezso, Vanessa German, Margaret Morrison, Celeste Rapone, Bianca Stone, Kara Walker, Patti Warashina, and Masao Yamamoto.

Georgia Museum of Art on FaceBook, Instagram, and YouTube

GMA Blog, Holbrook's Trunk

✭ Boston's Museum of Fine Arts is exhibiting more than 100 works by interdisciplinary artist and writer Frances Stark. Continuing through January 29, 2017, "UH-OH: Frances Stark 1991-2015" offers an in-depth look at Stark's artistic practice and modes of expression, from early carbon-copy drawings and text-based works to video installations, digital slide shows, and projects involving social media. Included are Stark's Cat Videos (1999-2002), "chorus girl" collages from A Torment of Follies (2008), and a video installation, Bobby Jesus's Alma Mater b/w Reading the Books of David and/or Paying Attention Is Free (2013), set to gansta rap and featuring images of Renaissance paintings, family photos, and hip hop legends' portraits. View the slideshow at the exhibition link.

MFA on FaceBook and Instagram

✭ A comprehensive exhibition of works by African-American artist Beverly Buchanan (1940-2015), "Beverly Buchanan — Ruins and Rituals", is on view at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. Approximately 200 objects, from sculpture and paintings to photography, drawings, performance documentation, and artist notebooks, may be seen through March 5, 2017. Also on view for the first time is a new video installation of Buchanan's existing earthworks. Images may be seen at the exhibition link.

Brooklyn Museum on FaceBook and Instagram

✭ The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, has mounted "Jasper Johns and Edvard Munch: Love, Loss, and the Cycle of Life", continuing through February 20, 2017. The ticketed exhibition brings together more than 120 paintings, drawings, and prints to examine how Jasper Johns mined the work of Edvard Munch (1863-1944) as he shifted from abstract to figurative art. For the first time in two decades, all four of Johns's Seasons paintings and his three Between the Clock and the Bed paintings are showcased. The Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway, collaborated with the VMFA on the exhibition.

In the video below, curator John Ravenal talks about the exhibition:

A catalogue (see image below), Jasper Johns and Edvard Munch: Inspiration and Transformation, in which Ravenal discusses how and when Johns began exploring Munch's imagery and Ideas, is available. It includes 165 color illustrations.

VMFA on FaceBook, YouTube, and Instagram

✭ Oregon's Portland Museum of Art is featuring approximately 50 screenprints by Sister Corita (1918-1986) in "Corita Kent: Spiritual Pop". Drawn primarily for the museum's own collection and that of the Corita Art Center in Los Angeles, the exhibition, which runs through January 29, 2017, gives viewers a look at the full range of the artist's career. In conjunction with the exhibition, as well as an exhibition of Andy Warhol works, the museum is partnering with the Independent Publishing Resource Center to host a series of artist residencies, tours, and print classes.

Portland Art Museum on FaceBook, YouTube, and Instagram

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