Friday, January 13, 2017

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Drawing her inspiration from nature, textile artist and painter Peggy Wright creates unique, abstracted works with inks, oil and acrylic paints, dyes, and machine stitching. Wright's Website, Ruby Wings, includes images of her originals and limited and open editions, many in series.

Peggy Wright on FaceBook and Instagram

✦ Painter Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876-1907) is the subject of the film Paula (2016), directed by Germany's Christian Schwochow. Here's the trailer:

Read "'Paula': Film About German painter Paula Modersohn-Becker Wows with Rich Images", Deutsche Welle, December 15, 2016. (The article is in English.)

Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum, Bremen, Germany

Paula on FaceBook

✦ See the Cosmic Buddha in 3D at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C., through July 9.

✦ Would your art inspire fiction? Painter Edward Hopper's does. Read "Fiction Inspired by Edward Hopper".

✦ And. . . more Hopper: an explanation of Nighthawks from Evan Puschak, a video essayist at The Nerdwriter.

(My thanks to Open Culture for the link.)

✦ I'm charmed by the work of British artist Ann McCay, whose commissioned portraits have been exhibited at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the National Portrait Gallery (BP Portrait Award).

Ann McCay at TwentyTwenty Gallery

Ann McCay at FaceBook

✦ For her installation "Intersections: Arlene Shechet | From Here on Now", at The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., through May 7, 2017, sculptor Arlene Shechet discusses The Possibility of Ghosts and Never Tell. This is Part 1:

In this next video, Part 2, Shechet talks about Seeing Asteroids and For the Forest (her response to painter Forrest Bess's The Asteroids #1-4), as well as Once Removed.

The Phillips Collection on FaceBook and Instagram

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ San Francisco's de Young Museum continues its exhibition of textiles in "On the Grid: Textiles and Minimalism". An examination of design principles and processes related to the selection and use of materials, the show reveals through the display of more than two dozen textiles from the museum's collection how textile traditions share many of the aesthetic choices commonly ascribed to Minimalist works. The exhibition concludes February 12. 

de Young Museum on FaceBook, Instagram, and YouTube

✭ Vessels of cobalt blue and copper green dating from the 9th through 19th centuries are on view in "Sky Blue: Color in Ceramics of the Islamic World", continuing through July at the Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C. Distinctive both as pigments for painting and writing and as colorants to saturate glazes, the colors are used by potters in many workshops throughout the Islamic World.

Freer | Sacker Galleries on FaceBookInstagram, and YouTube

✭ An exhibition of small-scale historic and contemporary photographic work is on view through March 12 at the New Mexico Museum of Art. Titled "Small Wonders", the exhibition features 19th Century photographs as well as work by six contemporary artists: Susan R Goldstein, David Janesko, Jenna Kuiper, Jan Pietrzak, Liz Stekeete, and Laurie Tumer.

Susan R Goldstein, Still Life, 2013
Albumen Print and Paper Collage
3.5 inches x 3.5 inches
© Susan R Goldstein

NM Museum of Art on FaceBook, Instagram, and YouTube

✭ The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, has mounted a comprehensive exhibition of the work of Beverly Buchanan. Showcasing approximately 200 objects, including sculpture, painting, photography, drawing, notebooks, and performance documentation, "Beverly Buchanan — Ruins and Rituals" examines the artist's range of styles, materials, and movements, as well as her artistic perspectives on gender, race, and identity. Also featuring a new video installation of Buchanan's existing earthworks, the exhibition, which continues through March 5, is part of the Brooklyn Museum's year-long series of 10 exhibitions celebrating the Sackler Center's 10th anniversary. See the exhibition page for a selection of images and a list of scheduled tours.

Brooklyn Museum on FaceBook and Instagram

✭ A text-based installation by Skye opens January 28 at Museum of Wisconsin Art. On view through March 5, the exhibition, "Shakespeare's in the Alley: A Tribute to Bob Dylan" celebrating the 2016 Nobelist, features the lyrics of a selection of Dylan's songs on large suspended banners in the museum's atrium. 

Installation View
Skye, Shakespeare's in the Alley, 2015
Marvy Fabric Marker on Recycled Hemp and Organic Cotton Fabric

On Thursday, February 23, 7:00 p.m., the museum presents an open mic night at Cafe Soeurette.

MOWA on FaceBook, Instagram, and YouTube

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