Friday, January 20, 2017

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

 ✦ Local figurative painter Judith Peck is the subject of much well-deserved attention. In December, Artists and Makers Studios 2, Rockville, Maryland, hosted her solo show "Judith Peck: The Reachable Shore", and Poets and Artists magazine featured Peck and her work in an end-of-year special, "Figurative Painters 2016". See Peck's free, downloadable 12-page catalogue. This month's issue (#135) of American Art Collector magazine includes an article by John O'Hern about Peck's solo exhibition. Next month, beginning February 24, the exhibition "Sight Unseen", curated by Alia El-Bermani, opens at Abend Gallery, Denver, Colorado; the show runs through March 25.

Judith Peck Website

Peck's Blog, Becoming Human

Judith Peck on FaceBook           

 Winner of the 2013 Benesse Prize, Albania-born Anri Sala has taken over a once-abandoned house in Teshima, Kegawa Prefecture, Japan, to create at Teshima Seawall House a visual and audio artwork he has named All of a Tremble (2016). In addition to drums and music boxes, Sala uses in his commissioned, site-specific installation, which opened this past October, video showing an improvising saxophone and a Japanese bamboo flute ("shakuhachi"). In a statement from curator Akiko Miki, visitors are invited "to reflect on the displacement and lives of human beings as well as to physically experience the meeting of two different worlds: outside and inside, eastern and western, ocean and sky, social and private." The house is open for the next three years.

Teshima Seawall House

Sala's work is featured in the January 2017 issue of Naoshima Note, the quarterly magazine of Benesse Art Site Naoshima. Read the feature digitally (pdf); it is in both English and Japanese.

Anri Sala's Website

Anri Sala at Marian Goodman Gallery, Serpentine Galleries, and Hauser & Wirth

✦ The 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the 1942 internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, is February 19. In observance, the Noguchi Museum, Long Island City, New York, is presenting two dozen works of the sculptor in "Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center". Noguchi voluntarily was imprisoned. The exhibition, which opened January 18, continues through January 7, 2018.

Noguchi Museum on FaceBookInstagram, and Vimeo

Poston War Relocation Center, Yuma County, Arizona (aka Colorado River Relocation Center)

Passing Poston (Film)

In addition, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California, opens February 19 its exhibition, "Two Views: Photography by Ansel Adams and Leonard Frank", featuring photographs of the internment and imprisonment of 120,000 men, women, and  children of Japanese ancestry. The exhibition, which runs through May 14, features  40 images by Adams and 26 by Frank. 

For more information about these important exhibitions, read "'Humanity Uprooted': Noguchi Museum Marks 75th Anniversary of Japanese-American Internment", The Art Newspaper, Section 2, January 2017.

Crocker Art Museum on FaceBook

✦ Australian painter and sculptor Shaun Tan, who is also a writer-illustrator and filmmaker, created for his latest book The Singing Bones (Arthur A. Levine Books, 2016) a series of 75 miniature tableaux of clay that represent his reimagined takes on the Grimms fairytales. Short excerpts from the book are presented with photos of the figurines, which Tan made and photographed between 2012 and 2015. They are compelling, primal, even disturbing pieces, and nothing like the illustrations we've typically seen. (Tan provides extensive commentary about the work at his Website.)

The Singing Bones Cover Art

Additional Images at The Guardian

✦ The University of Oxford's Ashmolean Museum exhibition "Power and Protection: Islamic Art and the Supernatural" concluded January 15 but its objects and artworks from the 12th to 20th centuries can be explored online. The exhibition travels to Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada, in March. Also, Francesca Leoni has edited a 120-page exhibition catalogue, Power and Protection: Islamic Art and the Supernatural (December 2016), that includes essays by three Islamic art experts.

Catalogue Cover Art

Ashmolean Museum on FaceBook, Instagram, and YouTube

✦ Described as "break-through computer animation", the very short video below, "In Winter Still" brings Claude Monet's paintings to life.

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art continues through March 26 "The Artist's Museum", a look at how artists work with other artists' work. Featuring installations, photography, film, and videos incorporating artworks from the past, the exhibition includes a new commission, The Earth Is a Magnet (2016) by Anna Craycroft, Rosa Barba's 35mm film The Hidden Conference: About the Discontinuous History of Things We See and Don't See (2010), Carol Bove's La traversee difficile (The Difficult Crossing) (2008), as well as work by Rachel Harrison, Louise Lawler, Mark Leckey, Pierre Leguillon, Goshka Macuga, Christian Marclay, Xaviera Simmons, Rosemarie Trockel, and Sara VanDerBeek

A selection of images is available at the exhibition link above.

ICA, Boston on FaceBook and Instagram

Artists and Makers Studios 1 and 2, Rockville, Maryland is presenting exhibitions this month at both its Parklawn Drive and Wilkins Avenue locations. You have just five more days to see them.

Four Alexandria, Virginia-based painters, Jenny Davis, Tanya Davis, Rachel Kerwin, and Marilynn Spindler, fill the Parklawn galleries at A&M1 in "Dreams and Exhibitions". 

On Wilkins, A&M 2, visitors will find four separate shows: "Homage: respectful ridicule as art", featuring the wonderful work of caricaturist Mike Caplanis; "Life I knew, Life Anew", marking Nigerian sculptor Maduka Uduh's first exhibition in the United States; "Small Works", an exhibition of 30 of the Washington, D.C.-area's finest emerging and established realist artists; and a solo photography exhibition by Jazalyn Dukes from the Montgomery County (Maryland) Camera Club.

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York City, is host to Trine Bumiller's fifth solo exhibition in the gallery, "Interference". On view through February 11 are selections from Trine's newest series of paintings, which continue her explorations of landscape and memory. See images of Trine's work.

Trine Bumiller, Pattern and Fragmentation, 2016
Oil on Panel, 36" x 48"

Trine Bumiller on FaceBook

Trine Bumiller at Escape Into Life

Also on view through February 11 is "Laura Fayer: Beyond Measure". For this second solo show at the gallery, the New York City-based Fayer is exhibiting multi-layered, abstract works that combine printmaking with collage and painting to evoke the themes of impermanence and imperfection. View images of Fayer's beautiful acrylics and Japanese papers on canvas.

Laura Fayer, In Space and Time, 2016
Acrylic and Japanese Paper on Canvas
52" x 44"

Laura Fayer on Instagram

Kathryn Markel on FaceBook and Instagram

✭ In the Photography Gallery at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, you'll fine "Kertesz", an exhibition of 30 images drawn from VFMA's collection that highlight the influential artist's early career in Hungary and seminal moments during 60 years in Paris and New York City. The exhibition continues through February 12.

Andre Kertesz (1894-1985)

VMFA on FaceBook, Instagram, and YouTube

✭ Tomorrow, January 21, marks the opening of "Rodin: The Human Experience" at Oregon's Portland Art Museum. Drawn from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections, the exhibition, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the French sculptor's death, showcases 52 bronzes, including The Burghers of Calais, The Night (Double Figure), Dance Movement D, and Monumental Torso of the Walking Man. Also featured are Rodin's portrait sculptures of writers Victor Hugo and Honore de Balzac, composer Gustav Mahler, artist Claude Lorraine, and dancer Hanako. The exhibition concludes April 16.

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)

PMA on FaceBook

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