Friday, December 23, 2016

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

Karl Martens is an exquisite painter of birds. His watercolors are available through Cricket Fine Art in Chelsea, London, United Kingdom. In January, Martens will have a solo exhibition at Orsta Gallery, Kumla, Sweden.

Galleri Orsta on FaceBook

The Design Museum has relocated to Kensington High Street, London. Its opening exhibition, continuing through February 19, 2017, is "Beazley Designs of the Year".

The Design Museum on FaceBook, Instagram, and Vimeo

✦ In her feature on Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008), Olivia Laing of The Guardian describes the artist as boldly ambitious and "a technical pioneer in multiple disciplines". Read "Robert Rauschenberg and the Subversive Language of Junk".

✦ Read an excellent interview with Arab-American painter and poet/writer Etal Adnan.

✦ Sarah E. Thompson, curator of Japanese art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has published Hokusai's Lost Manga, a collection of drawings, seen for the first time in nearly two centuries, that likely were intended for the final volume of the famous printmaker's Manga series.

Cover Art

Read Christopher Benfey's article "The Magician of Manga" in the New York Review of Books Daily.

✦ In 2017, the United States Postal Service is commemorating the centennial of Andrew Wyeth's birth with a dozen Forever® stamps. Among the paintings to be featured are Christina's World (1948), Alvaro and Christina (1968), North Light (1984), and The Carry (2003). The official dedication is slated for July 12, 2017, at Brandywine River Museum of Art. Wyeth was born July 12, 1917, and died January 16, 2009.

Press Release from Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art

Brandywine River Museum on FaceBook

✦ Textile artist and designer Lou Gardiner, who produces one-off contemporary embroidery, discusses her creative process in the video that follows.

Lou Gardiner Contemporary Embroidery from R&A Collaborations on Vimeo.

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ Miniature artist books and broadsides from the "Dead Feminists" series are on display in "Bold Broadsides and Bitsy Books", continuing through March 17, 2017, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

NMWA on FaceBook, Instagram, and YouTube

Broadstrokes, NMWA Blog

✭ Five two-dimensional, kiln-fused glass panels by the masterful Lino Tagliapietra can be seen in "Lino Tagliapietra: Painting in Glass"  at Philadelphia Museum of Art. The exhibition runs through July 16, 2017. (A slideshow is available at the exhibition link.)

Lino Tagliapietra, Chicago, 2015
Hand-Pulled Filigrana, Zanfirico Cane Lengths, Murrine
and Kiln-Fused Glass
Loaned by Schantz Galleries, Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Lino Tagliapietra on FaceBook

Another exhibition, "Jitish Kallat: Covering Letter", on view through March 5, 2017, is the Mumbai-based artist's installation and video projection comprising a Mahatma Gandhi letter to Adolf Hitler. For the installation, Kallat projects the text onto a traversable curtain of fog. This is the first exhibition in the United States of Kallat's Covering Letter. (Four slide views of the installation are available at the exhibition ink.)

Jitish Kallat at Arndt Fine Art and Saatchi Gallery

Philadelphia Museum of Art on FaceBook and Instagram

✭ In Waterville, Maine, Colby College Museum of Art is presenting through February 12, 2017, "In the Studio: Picasso's Vollard Suite" (1930-1937), a selection from a suite of 100 etchings and drypoints commissioned by art dealer Ambroise Vollard (1866-1939). Described as "the most significant print series" by Picasso, the suite's principal theme is the relationship between artist and studio model. (A selection of images is available at the exhibition link.) (A complete set of the prints appeared in 2012 at the British Museum. For an introduction to that exhibition, the museum previewed a video with curator Stephen Coppel.)

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

✭ Norfolk, Virginia's Chrysler Museum of Art continues its multi-sensory installation "Wendy Maruyama" The wildLIFE Project" through January 15, 2017. Organized by the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, where it appeared in 2015, the traveling exhibition, which examines the plight of African elephants and rhino and protests illegal poaching and the illegal ivory trade, features blown-glass elephant tusks housed in a wooden reliquary, an empty tomb (Cenotaph) and other cabinet forms into which Maruyama has integrated video, text, or images, life-size sculptures of elephant heads and trunks, and a Buddhist-style shrine offering incense as well as a bell that rings every quarter-hour in homage to the endangered or already lost wildlife.

Wendy Maruyama, Bell Shrine, 2015
Wood, Bronze, Ink
Photo: David Harrison

Chrysler Museum on FaceBook, Instagram, and YouTube

✭ See 90 Indian paintings from the 16th through 19th centuries at the Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey. On view through February 5, 2017, the paintings, most of which were made to accompany literary classics or other texts, are drawn from the Edwin Binney 3rd Collection housed at the San Diego Museum of Art. Representing "the most significant gathering of South Asian art ever shown at Princeton," the paintings are arranged by book or type of book to provide a narrative context. As they tour the exhibition, titled "Epic Tales from India", viewers will have opportunities to learn about the region's varied traditions of manuscript-making and receive an introduction to some of South Asia's most important literature, which ranges from sacred Sanskrit texts to secular stories, histories, and poems.

A variety of exhibition-related multimedia is available online, including raga performances and a video, "Sita Sings the Blues", a re-telling of the Ramayana.

Miniature Paintings from South Asia in the Asian Galleries

Princeton University Art Museum on FaceBook and Instagram

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