Friday, June 2, 2017

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Local and well-known artist F. Lennox "Lenny" Campello opens his first solo exhibition in eight years tonight at Artists & Makers Studios, Rockville, Maryland. The opening reception is 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The exhibition continues through June 29.

✦ Women in any of 420 Appalachian counties are invited  to answer the Women of Appalachia Project's call for art. The deadline is August 10. View the 2017-2018 fine art and spoken art prospectuses for details.

Women of Appalachia Project on FaceBook

✦ Leaves, stones, pieces of wood—these are the materials that find their way into Susanna Bauer's beautifully created artworks that are structured or embellished with crochet. See examples of all her work at her Website.

Susanna Bauer on FaceBook and Instagram

✦ What are the "hotbeds" of America's arts and culture? Read "NCAR Arts Vibrancy Index III" (pdf), which ranks the "Top 20 Arts Vibrant Large Communities (pop. 1,000,000+)". The report is from Southern Methodist University's National Center for Arts Research.

✦ Donna Rhae Marder fashions children's dresses, teapots, and other objects from wrapping paper, magazines, shopping lists, candy wrappers, telephone wire, lace, buttons, postage stamps, 35mm slides, tea bags, vividly colored threads, and other materials she stitches together. Some of her work can be seen at Mobilia GalleryCollectif Textile, and Hand/Eye magazine.

✦ Almost two dozen artists contributed works to the 12th annual Art of the Book exhibition at Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, California. The exhibition concluded May 31.

✦ Save the Date or Register Early, Metropolitan Washington, D.C., area artists!  You'll want to take advantage of the August 12-13 "Thriving Artists | Business of Art Workshop" offered by the Arts Business Institute at Artists & Makers Studios in Rockville, Maryland. 

✦ In this Louisiana Channel presentation, conducted by Christian Lund in Denmark in March of this year, Danish artist Peter Land talks about his Back to Square One, a "self-portrait as a homeless [person]". Land cast himself in the piece in the form of a fiberglass and silicon model outfitted in Land's own clothes. 

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ Continuing through July 16 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is "Another Way of Telling: Women Photographers from the Collection". Photographers represented in the exhibition, which includes some rare images and more than a dozen new acquisitions, include Diane Arbus, Anne Brigman, Julia Margaret Cameron, Kelli Connell, Ann Parker, and Elaine Stocki. A slideshow is available at the exhibition link.

Philadelphia Museum of Art on FaceBook, Instagram, and Tumblr

✭ Currently showing at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is "David Brooks: Continuous Service Altered Daily". On view through August 26, the exhibition, commissioned by The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, features David Brooks's use in his installation of every single part of a used 1976 John Deere 3300 combine harvester. As described in the exhibition announcement, the machine parts, ranging from an unaltered cab to tires, electrical wiring, bolts, rubber hoses, and gears and fittings, "are laid out in varying degrees of disassembly" and according to "Brooks's imposed taxonomy". The idea behind the show is to "reexamine our perception of products gleaned from the landscape, oftentimes those too easily interpreted as "services" for personal use: water, food, clean air, climate, energy—things we have come to expect to be delivered to us forever." 

David Brooks, Continue Service Altered Daily, 2016
"Erosion and Flood Zone" (left), Installation View (Detail)
"Water Purification Zone" (right), Installation View (Detail)

See a selection of images of the exhibition at David Brooks's Website.

Bemis Center on FaceBook

✭ A survey of drawings and paintings by New Hampshire-based George Condo is on view through June 25 at the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. Titled "George Condo: The Way I Think", the exhibition features more than 200 drawings and sketches and 8 "drawing paintings". Watch the video and see additional images at the exhibition link.

George Condo, Double Heads Drawing #10, 2015
Private Collection
Image: Skarstedt Gallery and Spruth Magers

George Condo at Skarstedt Gallery and Spruth Magers

"George Condo: A few bit of advice" (Excerpt from Conversation with George Condo)

Phillips Collection on FaceBook and Instagram

✭ Running through July 2, "You Can't Bury Me, I'm Already Underground | RESPONSE: Melanie Bernier", at the Museum of Arts and Design, New  York City, explores how artists, craftspeople, and designers address urgent social and political issues in their artwork and activist interventions. Bernier, who lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, works in fibers, music and performance, and aerobics. Her featured work includes Thank You for Your Service (2016), Embroidered Floral Denim Vest (2013), and I Had a Panic Attack on Tour (2012).

On Saturday, June 10, Bernier will hold a Denim Decorating Party Workshop at the museum.

MadMuseum on FaceBook and Instagram

✭ The work of Wayne White can be seen through October 1 in "Thrill After Thrill: Thirty Years of Wayne White", at the Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Suitable for children of all ages, the exhibition includes larger-than-life puppets, vivid "word paintings" that draw on a nostalgia for the South, and fantastical sculptures.  In addition to being a painter, illustrator, and sculptor, White is also a set designer, art director, comic book artist, and puppeteer.

Hunter Museum on FaceBook, Instagram, and YouTube

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