Friday, January 27, 2017

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Based in the United Kingdom, award-winning photographer and activist Poulomi Basu is co-founder and director of Just Another Photo Festival. Her beautifully made, empathic photographic essays, many of which focus on women, include A Ritual of Exile, To Conquer Her LandMy Only Hope for Freedom, and Paradise Lies at the Feet of Your Mother: Mothers of Foreign ISIS Fighters. Among her numerous clients are The New York Times, UNESCO, NPR, and The Guardian.

✦ The January 2017 cover of Poetry magazine, which bears the image of Fly Ampersand by Philadelphia's Armando Veve, sent me in search of the illustrator's Website. Enjoy exploring his art!

Work by Veve appears in "Illustrators 59: Uncommissioned, Institutional, Advertising" and "Illustrators 59: Book and Editorial" at the Society of Illustrators in New York City. The former concludes tomorrow, January 28; the latter opens February 3 and continues through February 25.

✦ Career profiles, art programs, and professional development and other resources for aspiring artists can be found at The Art Career Project.

The Art Career Project on FaceBook

✦ The public now has online access to more than 250,000 objects in the collections of the George Eastman Museum, Rochester, New York. See the searchable Collections Online.

George Eastman Museum on FaceBook, Instagram, and YouTube

✦ Switzerland's Kunsthaus Zurich has digitized more than 400 of the artworks in its Dada collection. Read about the Dada Digital Project online and then browse the collection, which will be augmented with prints and drawings as the project continues (there are more than 700 artworks and historic documents in the collection).

Read the press release (December 15, 2016).

✦ Beautiful coiled fiber art by Carol Eckert is on view through February 25 in "Carol Eckert: Mythologies" at Mobilia Gallery. Eckert's wall pieces and books are especially wonderful.

Mobilia Gallery on FaceBook

✦ Following is an interview (2015) with Japanese sculptor Nobuo Sekine, who discusses how he aims to "convey the richness of nature" through his work. Considered one of Japan's most important contemporary artists, follower of the Mono-ha art movement, Sekine is Visiting Professor a Tama Art University and Kobe Design University.

(My thanks to the excellent Louisiana Channel. The film also is available at ArtBabble and Huffington Post.)

Nobuo Sekine on Tumblr

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ The installation "Materiality and Process", at Parish Art Museum, Water Mill, Long Island, looks at use of tactile materials in artmaking. Included in the exhibition are new acquisitions, including the Josh Tonsfeldt sculpture Untitled, which incorporates alligator hide, wood, acrylic, and glass; and Kim MacConnel's Jingle, a wall hanging comprising unprimed fabric that has been painted, cut into strips, and sewn together. Other pieces, including Louise Nevelson's Untitled and Alan Shields's Devil, Devil Love, are drawn from the Parrish collection. The show continues through October 30. A selection of installation views and other images is at the exhibition link.

Parrish Art Museum on FaceBook and Vimeo

✭ On view through May 7 at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, is "Hale Woodruff's Talladega Murals". Woodruff (1900-1980) painted the series of six murals, which depict African Americans' rise from slavery into freedom and include scenes from the mutiny on the slave ship Amistad, for the Savery Library at Talladega College, Alabama. 

Hale Woodruff, Mutiny on the Amistad, 1939
Oil on Canvas
Collection: Savery Library, Talladega College, Talladega, Alabama
Photo: Peter Harholdt

High Museum on FaceBook, Instagram, and YouTube

✭ In Kansas City, Missouri, the Nelson-Atkins Museum is presenting "Multitude, Solitude: The Photographs of Dave Heath". The exhibition, a major survey of 184 works, includes the black-and-white images by Heath (1931-2016), which date from 1949 to 1969; a sequence of 82 photographs, A Dialogue with Solitude, made in the early 1950s; and recent color images made between 2001 and 2007 in New York City and Toronto. The ticketed exhibition continues through March 19. A gallery talk with curator Keith F. Davis is scheduled for February 12, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Video Conversation with Heath at Philadelphia Museum of Art (2015) (A slideshow also is available at the link.)

Nelson-Atkins on FaceBook, Instagram, and YouTube 

✭ The KMAC Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, recently opened "Oscillates Wildly", a solo exhibition of the work of Chicago artist William J. O'Brien. Featuring ceramic and steel sculptures, textiles, drawings, and paintings, the exhibition examines O'Brien's use of color, form, pattern, and texture and the balance the artist achieves between abstraction and figuration. The show runs through April 9.

Images of O'Brien's Work at Marianne Boesky Gallery and Shane Campbell Gallery

KMAC Museum on FaceBook, Instagram, and Vimeo

✭ A multidisciplinary installation of the work of Colombia-born Mateo Lopez, "Undo List", can be seen at New York City's Drawing Center. The exhibition, which continues through March 19, is the first solo museum show in the United States for Lopez. It includes Lopez's works on paper, sculpture, performance, and projected film. A selection of images is at the exhibition link.

Read "Mateo Lopez: The Protege" at Rolex.

Drawing Center on FaceBook and Instagram

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