Friday, April 14, 2017

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Glass artist Dale Chihuly's first major garden exhibition in New York in a decade opens April 22 at the New York Botanical Garden. The exhibition, "Chihuly", will feature some 20 installations, in addition to drawings and works charting Chihuly's artistic process. The exhibition will continue through October 29. An interactive guide is available. Special weekend and evening programs, as wells as film showings, art programs for children, and poetry are planned. Details about the exhibition, which is ticketed, and related events can be found at the exhibition link.

NYBG on FaceBook and YouTube

✦ Washington, D.C.-area artist Foon Sham is exhibiting through August 13 at AU Museum at Katzen Arts Center at American University. The show, "Escape: Foon Sham", features two monumental, horizontal, and vertical tunnels, including the site-specific Escape, which viewers may enter to experience. Foon created Escape to address refugee and immigration issues.

Foon Sham, Escape, 2016
Pine Sculpture, 14' x 622' x 5'
Gallery Neptune and Brown

Others exhibiting at the Katzen this spring are Elzbieta Sikorska, Carlos Luna, Sharon Wolpoff and Tammra Sigler, and first- and second-year MFA candidates.

Information About Spring Exhibitions

Art at the Katzen Blog

AU Museum at the Katzen on FaceBook

✦ Applications for 6-month residencies at Glen Foerd on the Delaware are being accepted by The Center for Emerging Visual Artists for any period between June 2017 and June 2018. The application deadline is April 28. Go here to sign up/log-in and get details. The CFEVA is based in Philadelphia.

CFEVA on FaceBook

✦ Photographer Rocio De Alba's beautifully conceived project "There is a Crack in Everything" takes as its subject women of all demographics who have been in recovery for at least 10 years. The ongoing project recently was featured at The New York Times's Lens blog.

✦ Earlier this year, The Arts Fuse introduced a new feature, "The Arts on Stamps of the World".  Each day's column is archived. All the columns are worth a look and a read.

✦ The New York City 2017 ArtExpo, billed as "the world's largest  fine art marketplace" of artists, galleries, and publishers takes place April 21-24 at Pier 94. Prints, paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, glass art, and more will be on view.

ArtExpo on FaceBook and Instagram

✦ Visit New York City's Rubin Museum of Art through May 8 and use the opportunity to learn about the sacred sound of OM and record your voice at the OM Lab, where "the largest collective chant of OM ever generated" will be made. The final compilation of voices will be featured in the Rubin's exhibition "The World Is Sound", opening June 16. A state-of-the-art recording booth set up in the interactive lab allows any visitor to contribute.

Listen as Rosanne Cash explains "Why I Om":

Exhibition Resources and Related Events

Rubin Museum on FaceBook, Instagram, and YouTube

Rubin Museum Blog

✦ Photographer Robyn Lea has published Dinner with Georgia O'Keeffe: Recipes, Art & Landscape (Assouline, April 25, 2017), which joins her earlier art and food book Dinner With Jackson Pollock: Recipes, Art & Nature (Assouline, 2015).

Cover Art

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ Visitors to Washington, D.C.'s Freer | Sackler Galleries will want to take time to see "Inventing Utamaro: A Japanese Masterpiece Rediscovered". On view through July 9, the exhibition reunites for the first time in nearly 140 years at the same location Kitagawa Utamaro's Snow at Fukagawa, Moon at Shinagawa, and Cherry Blossoms at Yoshiwara. The immense Snow had been missing for nearly 70 years until it resurfaced in 2014 at Okada Museum of Art, Hakone, Japan.

Kitagawa Utamaro, Moon at Shinagawa* (Detail)
Japan, Edo Period, ca 1788
Painting Mounted on Panel; Color on Paper
Freer Gallery of Art, Gift of Charles Lang Freer F1903.54

* Also known as Moonlight Revelry at Dozo Sagami

Kitagawa Utamaro, 1753-1806

Freer | Sackler Galleries on FaceBook, Instagram, and YouTube

✭ The Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, is presenting the student-curated "Art in Focus: The British Castle—A Symbol in Stone" through August 6. On view are a selection of more than two dozen paintings showing castle depictions in art and, in particular, the castle's historical role, place in the landscape, architectural development, and literary associations. Specific castles featured include Windsor, Corfe, and Dover. Among the paintings, displayed salon-style in the Long Gallery, are works by John Constable, John Martin, Richard Wilson, and Henry Pether. A student-written booklet about the exhibition is available.

John Hamilton Mortimer, West Gate of Pevensey Castle, Sussex
c 1773-1774
Oil on Canvas
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund

Yale Center for British Art on FaceBook, Instagram, and YouTube

✭ A selection of pastels by Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974) from his children's collections has been mounted at Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas. The works in the exhibition, "The Color of Light, The Treasury of Shadows", were made between 1950 and 1952 while Kahn was Architect in Residence at the American Academy of Rome and traveled and sketched on visits to monuments and public spaces in Italy, Greece, and Egypt. 

Louis I. Kahn, Temple of Horus, Edfu, Egypt, 1951
Collection of Alexandra Tyng

Kimbell Art Museum on FaceBook, Instagram, and YouTube

✭ On view at the University of Michigan Museum of Art are 2013 photographs by alumna Ernestine Ruben of the industrial complex known as Willow Run, in Washtenaw County, Michigan. The complex was designed by Ruben's grandfather, the Detroit architect Albert Kahn, for Ford Motor Company, and was the manufacturing site of B-24 Liberators during World War II. The exhibition, "Ernestine Ruben at Willow Run: Mobilizing Memory", features Ruben's "overlaid interior views of the factory with imagined glimpses into [Ruben's] body's interior landscape." Featured with the photographs is an original film by Ruben and videographer Seth Bernstein with a score by composer Stephen Hartke. The exhibition concludes August 20. A selection of images is at the exhibition link. See additional images of the installation at UMMA.

Here's a trailer for "Willow Run Project":

Ernestine Ruben on Vimeo

UMMA on FaceBook and YouTube

✭ Works by 13 artists deeply affected by 9/11 can be seen in "rendering the unthinkable: Artists Respond to 9/11" at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. The artists, whose works include paintings, sculpture, works on paper, and video, are: Blue Man Group, Gustavo Bonevardi, Monika Bravo, Eric Fischl, Tobi Kahn, Donna Levinstone, Michael Mulhern, Colleen Mulrenan MacFarlane, Christopher Saucedo, Manju Shandler, Doug and Mike Starn, Todd Stone, and Ejay Weiss. The exhibition also may be seen online: Each of the names is listed at the exhibition link; clicking on each name brings up a photo and information about the art and artist, as well as a reflection on the horror of September 11, 2001.

9/11 Memorial & Museum on FaceBook, Instagram, and YouTube


Barbara J. Schneider said...

Thank you for all of the All Art Fridays. I look forward to them every week. You find such interesting things to post. And though I can't get to most of them I do get to see them vicariously through your links.

Maureen said...

Thank you for reading and commenting, Barbara. I'm so pleased you enjoy All Art Friday.