Friday, February 17, 2017

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Belgium's Jeanne Opgenhaffen uses natural (white) and colored porcelain, as well as printed porcelain, to create her gorgeous pieces. Widely exhibited, Opgenhaffen's work can be found in museum and private collections throughout the world, and has been the subject of numerous articles in art periodicals.

✦ Looking for a way to encourage initiatives between artists and local businesses? The Guide for Business Districts to Work with Local Artists, from Springboard for the Arts and the International Downtown Association, is an essential toolkit. The resource is free.

See Toolkits for Change for additional resources.

Springboard for the Arts on FaceBook

IDA on FaceBook

✦ Yesterday's Artist Watch at Escape Into Life showcased poet-photographer Kelle Sauer.

✦ The nonprofit Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, has created an interactive Website unlike any you've seen before. Part of the California College of the Arts, it is both an exhibition space and a research center. The institute, by the way, sells limited-edition artworks.

Wattis Institute on FaceBook and Instagram

✦ The new artbook Ida Applebroog: Mercy Hospital (Karma, January 2017) publishes for the first time a series of drawings that Applebroog made while institutionalized in 1969. Sometimes figurative, sometimes abstract, the drawings are in graphite, India ink, and watercolors and were created following Applebroog's breakdown, a period when she "withdrew from the world entirely." The book's text is by Jo Applin.

Cover Art

Applebroog is the subject of Call Her Applebroog (2016), a documentary by Beth B. Here's the trailer:

✦ In the video below, artist and filmmaker Lamia Joreige of Lebanon discusses her multi-media installation Under-Writing Beirut, an exploration of the city's history of conflict. Joreige is one of six artists (of more than 700 nominated) shortlisted for Artes Mundi 7, a major international art prize and exhibition at National Museum Cardiff and Chapter Gallery, in Cardiff, Wales, continuing through February 26. 

My thanks to British Council Arts for the video.

British Council Arts on YouTube

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ The Lamont Gallery at Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire, is host to the multidimensional "Clew: A Rich and Rewarding Disorientation", featuring collaborating artists Deborah Barlow (painter), Todd Hearon (poet), Jung Mi Lee (pianist; transdisciplinary artist), and Jon Sakata (concert pianist; transdisciplinary artist). A shout-out to gallery director Lauren O'Neal is well-deserved. The show runs through April 15.

Deborah Barlow, Nadiki 3
Mixed Media on Wood
Image Courtesy of Artist

For a detailed description of the project, see Deborah Barlow's Slow Muse post, "Clew: A Collaboration". Installation shots can be found at "Clew: In Process". Additional information and images can be found at the exhibition link.

Lamont Gallery on FaceBook and Instagram

✭ At the Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine, flood, fire, earthquake, drought, and other disasters, natural and human-made, are the focus of "Art of Disaster", continuing through April 23. On view are works by Washington Allston, Leonard Baskin, Harrison Bird Brown, Augustus Buhler, Jonathan Fisher, Winslow Homer, James Hope, Waldo Pierce, and N.C. and Andrew Wyeth. Several images are available at the exhibition link.

Farnsworth Art Museum on FaceBook

✭ Santa Fe's New Mexico Museum of Art is presenting "Conversations in Painting, Early 20th Century to Post-War American Art" through April 30. The exhibition, drawn from the museum's collection, encompasses such painting movements as the Depression Era, Abstract Expressionism, and Minimalism. Featured is work by Robert Henri, John Sloan, Gene Kloss, Florence Pierce, Raymond Jonson, Agnes Pelton, Frederick Hammersley, Agnes Martin, Hans Hoffman, and Mala Breuer.

Agnes Pelton, Awakening (Memory of Father), 1943
Oil on Canvas
Collection of New Mexico Museum of Art
Museum Purchase (2005.27.1), 2005
Photo: Blair Clark

NM Museum of Art on FaceBook, Instagram, and YouTube

✭ Photographer Lee Friedlander's series Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom is the subject of "Let Us March On" at Yale University Art Gallery, Princeton, New Jersey. On view through July 9, the exhibition commemorates the 60th anniversary of the series, displaying it publicly for the first time. The series is Friedlander's only work specific to the Civil Rights Movement.

On March 9, 5:30 p.m., the museum is host to "Documenting the African American Liberation Struggle Today: Artists in Conversation", with exhibition organizer La Tanya S. Autry and others. On April 26, 12:30 p.m., a gallery talk, "Memory's Reflections: Some Thoughts on the Photography of the Civil Rights Marches", is scheduled with Laura Wexler, a Yale University professor. Additional exhibition-related events are included in the exhibition press release (pdf).

The 88-page, illustrated Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom (Eakins Press Foundation, 2015) also is available.

Cover Art

Yale Art Gallery on FaceBook, Instagram, and YouTube

✭ Oil paintings, photographs, scans printed on aluminum, and 3-D printed ceramics are included in "Kate Blacklock: Looking Closely at What is Not There", on view through May 7 at Rhode Island's Newport Art Museum.

The Providence-based artist's photographic imagery is especially notable. Many of her florals are exquisite; in particular, see in the photography section of her online portfolio her landscapes inspired by Chinese paintings and her Scholars Rock series, which are extraordinary.

Here's a 2012 video introduction to Blacklock and her work:

Newport Art Museum on FaceBook

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