Friday, March 17, 2017

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ The real estate enterprise, ArtCondo is for creative workers of all types in New York City. It describes itself as "a community-driven real estate enterprise with the long-term vision of helping creative individuals, creative industry businesses and non-profits purchase and develop buildings collectively. . . [with the aim of helping] artists and creative buyers purchase commercial work space, commercial buildings, co-op and condominium apartments, and townhouses" in New York City. The first information session was March 1. Another is planned for Wednesday, April 5, at 7:00 p.m. Check the Website for details, additional meeting dates, and other information. MeetUp

ArtCondo on FaceBook and Twitter

✦ Using a single piece of wood turned on a lathe and then sculpted and finished by hand, Ron Layport creates unique and beautiful wood vessels. His work can be found in a number of public art collections, including those of the Renwick Gallery (Smithsonian American Art Museum), Kamm Teapot Foundation, and Yale University. Read Jon Binzen's article "Metamorphosis: Ron Layport's Carved Vessels" at Fine Woodworking.

Here's an introduction to this master craftsman:

Ron Layport at William Zimmer Gallery

✦  Belinda Durrant, the Berkeley Castle Artist in Residence 2017, is a sculptor who works in lead and paper. She also does needlework and draws. Her conceptual work, which extends to imagery relating to clothing and personal possessions, is informed by her interests in science, history, social history, literature, and folklore; it also relies heavily on her dressmaking and other traditional skills. 

Belinda Durrant on FaceBook and Tumblr

✦ Contemporary tapestry artist Jon Eric Riis of Atlanta, Georgia, was the subject of a recent Atlanta magazine feature, "Atlanta Artist Jon Eric Riis's Tapestries Blend Beauty with Powerful Social Message".

✦ Here's the trailer for the documentary Eternity Has No Door of Escape - A Century of Art Brut (Les Films d'un jour), the first such film devoted to the history of Art Brut (also known as "outsider art"), from the early 20th Century to the present. Written and directed by Arthur Borgnis, the in-progress documentary focuses on Jean Dubuffet, Hans Prinzhorn, Harald Szeemann, and Alain Bourbonnais.

ETERNITY HAS NO DOOR OF ESCAPE - A century of Art Brut - Cut-up 3 from Arthur Borgnis on Vimeo.

See the film's crowd-funded site.

Eternity Has No Door of Escape on FaceBook

✦ Today's feature video looks at the work of sculptor Phyllida Barlow, who will represent Britain in a solo show at the 57th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, beginning in May. See the British Council post "British Pavilion: Phyllida Barlow" for additional information. Also see the council's UK at the Venice Biennale Website.

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ Save the Date! The 35th Annual Show & Sale of the Oregon Potters Association takes place April 21 - 23 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. More than 140 clay artists participate.

Ceramic Showcase on FaceBook

✭ As part of its picture-book art exhibitions, the High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia, will feature illustrator and poet Ashley Bryan in "Painter and Poet: The Wonderful World of Ashley Bryan", April 1, 2017, through January 21, 2018. The exhibition is a showcase for more than 70 artworks from 20 of Bryan's books (he's written more than 50), including paintings from his most recent title, Freedom Over Me (Simon & Schuster, 2016). Also included are eight of Bryan's African art-inspired puppets, made from objects the artist found on the Maine island where he lives, and a biographical video.

Ashley Bryan Page at Simon & Schuster

Ashley Bryan Center on FaceBook

High Museum on FaceBook, Instagram, and YouTube

✭ Opening tonight at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, is "Jose Arpa: A Spanish Impressionist in Texas", on view through May 28. Organized by the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Canyon, Texas, this is the first major Arpa exhibition since 1998. The painter first visited San Antonio (1889), exhibited in the San Antonio International Fair (1900), and exhibited often through Texas and in New York. Winner of the "Texas Prize" at the Texas Wildflower Exhibition in 1927, he returned to Spain permanently in 1931. A full-color catalogue accompanies the exhibition (see image below).

Catalogue Cover Art

Deanne L. Joseph, "Jose Arpa y Persea's Spanish Impressionism", Cowboys & Indians, August 11, 2016

AMSET on FaceBook and Instagram

✭ Photographer Richard Renaldi's black-and-white portraits, urban still lifes, and streetscapes — all made with an 8x10-inch view camera in the early hours of Sunday morning in New York City — can be seen through June 11 at Eastman Museum, Rochester, New York. "Richard Renaldi: Manhattan Sunday" is the first time Renaldi's new series has gone on view in a museum.

Eastman Museum on FaceBook, Instagram, and YouTube

✭ Duke University's Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina, is presenting through July 16 "Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush", the artist's first solo museum exhibition. Comprising a 10-year survey, the exhibition features approximately 30 of Abney's narrative paintings, watercolors, and collages, and a large, site-specific wall mural. A selection of images is available at the exhibition link above. Accompanying the show is a full-color catalogue (see image below) with critical essays. Among exhibition-related events are a panel discussion, book discussions, teacher workshops, and an artist talk.

Catalogue Cover Art

Nasher Museum on FaceBook, Instagram, and YouTube

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