ArtSlant - Current exhibits en-us 40 Andreas Urteil - 21er Haus - November 6th, 2013 - April 27th, 2014 <p>Andreas Urteil (1933-1963) is considered one of the most prominent sculptors of the 1950s and 1960s. The 21er Haus exhibition marks the first time in 25 years that a Viennese museum puts a spotlight on the artist&rsquo;s work, who was both a student of and assistant to Fritz Wotruba. The show includes more than 30 sculptures and drawings.<br /> Finding a new way to transport dynamics and motion in space is central to Urteil&rsquo;s work. In his search he draws on the formal achievements of early avant-garde movements such as Italian Futurism. The artist&rsquo;s early work is surprisingly mature especially considering the fact that it stopped due to his untimely death.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 22:23:22 +0000 Claudio Cantelli - 69 Smith Street Gallery - February 5th, 2014 - February 23rd, 2014 Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:52:09 +0000 Xtian, Dan Kelly, Mat Blackwell - 69 Smith Street Gallery - February 5th, 2014 - February 23rd, 2014 Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:53:38 +0000 Gilbert Franklin, Nanno de Groot, Resia Schor, Ilya Schor - ACME Fine Art - January 24th, 2014 - March 8th, 2014 <p>Please join ACME Fine Art for the first exhibition of the 2014 season, a group exhibition of artwork selected by Gallery Director David Cowan. The exhibition will feature the artists Gilbert Franklin, Nanno de Groot, Resia Schor, and Ilya Schor. All four artists are well known to New England art aficionados and collectors because of their connections to the Provincetown artists' colony. The exhibition will open on Friday 24 January and will be on view through Saturday 22 February 2014. A reception will be held on the evening of Friday, 7 February from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., and will coincide with SoWa's First Friday festivities.</p> <p>The exhibition will feature a number of important late canvases by Nanno de Groot, many of which have not been exhibited in more than four decades. A native of the Netherlands, Nanno de Groot emigrated to the U.S. following his service in the Dutch Merchant Marine at the conclusion of World War II. Always an avid draftsman,&nbsp;de Groot took up painting in a decidedly avant-garde manner almost as soon as he gained access to studio space in San Francisco in 1948. De Groot's brief career as an artist ended with his untimely death in 1963 at age 50.</p> <p>An impressive array of modern 20th century sculpture will be an important aspect of this year's Director's Choice exhibition. ACME Fine Art is delighted to announce that the gallery now represents the estate of Gilbert Franklin. We are delighted to introduce Franklin by presenting a fine group of his late 20th century bronzes as a part of this exhibition. Franklin's illustrious career included membership in the National Academy of Design. He was a Fellow and Trustee of the American Academy in Rome, and he won the Prix de Rome in sculpture in 1948. Franklin served as Professor of Sculpture, and Chairman and Dean of the Division of Fine Arts at the Rhode Island School of Design -his alma mater- and also taught at Harvard, Yale, and the University of Pennsylvania during his almost four decade long career in academia.</p> <p>Last summer the Provincetown Art Association and Museum mounted a beautiful, high season exhibition titled <em>Abstract Marriage: Sculpture by Ilya Schor and Resia Schor</em>. Following on the heels of this important museum exhibition we are delighted that we can make selections from the PAAM exhibition a fundamental component of our 2014 Director's Choice season opener. In addition to PAAM, Ilya Schor's work has been included in Museum shows in New York, Boston, Chicago and Milwaukee. The Jewish Museum (NYC) honored Schor with a retrospective exhibition in 1965.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 07:34:39 +0000 - ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) - September 26th, 2013 - February 23rd, 2014 <p><i>Spectacle </i>is a groundbreaking and sensory exploration of music video as an art form of our time. The most comprehensive exhibition on music video presented to date, <i>Spectacle</i> features over 300 works, taking the visitor through a labyrinth of sound, movement and vision.</p> <p> </p> <p>Presented across nine thematic sections,<i> Spectacle</i> is experienced through a dynamic fusion of interactive installations, projections, videos and immersive environments, including recreated sets and original objects never before seen outside of the videos themselves.</p> <p> </p> <p>Music videos are the playground of film directors and cinematographers, who use cutting-edge special effects and visual technologies to change the way that music is promoted and consumed. This exhibition is designed to highlight the central place of these landmark music videos in popular culture.</p> <p><i>Spectacle </i>brims with music video history, from the earliest sound films of musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith and Cab Calloway, through to the latest online sensations.</p> <p>The exhibition<i> </i>features promotional videos for pioneers such as Bob Dylan, The Beatles, and David Bowie, innovators such as Devo, Björk, and the Beastie Boys, and icons such as Madonna, U2, and Nirvana. <i>Spectacle</i> spotlights the MTV masters who expertly used the medium to define their public identities, through to artists like OK Go, Lady Gaga and Kanye West who follow in their footsteps today.</p> <p>The music videos featured in the exhibition span the experimental and the extravagant, the political and the provocative, as well as epic productions which cross the boundary into short film, demonstrating that creative ingenuity is the key to creating a perfect marriage of sound and vision.</p> <p>Some of the world’s most innovative cinematic figures, who developed their signature style through experimentation with music video, such as Michel Gondry (The White Stripes, The Chemical Brothers), Spike Jonze (Björk, Fatboy Slim) and Mark Romanek (Lenny Kravitz, Jay Z) feature throughout <i>Spectacle</i>.</p> Sat, 15 Jun 2013 01:24:46 +0000 Angelica Mesiti - ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) - February 4th, 2014 - July 13th, 2014 <p>To conduct research for <em>The Calling</em>, artist Angelica Mesiti has travelled to the village of Kuskoy in Northern Turkey, the island of La Gomera in The Canary Islands and the Island of Evia in Greece where whistling languages are all still in use.<br /> <br /> For these communities, whistling languages are in a process of transformation from their traditional use as tools for communication across vast lands into tourist attractions and cultural artefacts and are being taught to local school children.<br /> <br /> <em>The Calling</em> is a poignant exploration of ancient human traditions evolving and adapting to the modern world. Mesiti's work speaks to the tenacity and creativity of traditional cultures in the face of technical progress and environmental flux.<br /> <br /> This exhibition is the work of&nbsp;Sydney/Paris-based artist Angelica Mesiti,&nbsp;winner of&nbsp;the&nbsp;inaugural Ian Potter Moving Image Commission.<br /> <br /> Angelica Mesiti is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery. Produced by Felix Media.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 08:11:00 +0000 Tristan Govignon - Adelson Galleries - January 10th, 2014 - March 2nd, 2014 <p>Tristan Govignon is a multifaceted artist who works in varied media, styles, and techniques to achieve powerful&nbsp;two and three-dimensional artworks in bold color, expressive forms and geometric compositions. The artist&rsquo;s hand and vision become&nbsp;evident in the multidisciplinary pieces on exhibition. His openness of style reflects his open mind and desire to explore all areas of&nbsp;&nbsp;his life through different trajectories.<br /> <br /> Inspired by interactions with friends, daily life, and nature, the dynamic works become personal and dreamlike narratives that are full of movement,&nbsp;growth and vitality. They are born from introspection in what he finds to be the meditative yet energetic act of making art. Each painting, sculpture, or&nbsp;photograph contains an attractive and mysterious aura, which often suggest a deeper, more complex meaning or emotion. Each media speaks to one another&nbsp;through a visual language that transcends their form. For Govignon, these artworks are a record of his experience as an artist, reflecting the inventive and spontaneous process of creating art. This exhibition shares his creative journey.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 22:56:56 +0000 Diana Al-Hadid - Akron Art Museum - November 23rd, 2013 - April 13th, 2014 <p>Kent State University graduate Diana Al-Hadid&rsquo;s monumental sculpture <em>Nolli&rsquo;s Orders</em> intermingles landscape, architecture and the human figure. Hovering between architectural ruin and figurative sculpture, the thirteen-foot high sculpture is constructed of steel, polymer gypsum, fiberglass, wood, foam and paint. <em>Nolli&rsquo;s Orders</em> was inspired by sources ranging from Italian and Northern Renaissance painting to Gothic architecture and Hellenistic sculpture. Its title refers to the eighteenth century Italian architect and surveyor Giambattista Nolli, who is known for the iconic map of Rome that he completed in 1748. Al-Hadid was born in 1981 in Aleppo Syria and currently lives and works in New York City.</p> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 03:45:34 +0000 Group Show - Akron Art Museum - November 23rd, 2013 - March 16th, 2014 <p><em>Multiplicity</em> showcases more than 80 prints by modern and contemporary American artists working in an exciting variety of media. Drawn from the outstanding collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the exhibition demonstrates how artists today engage with the unique qualities of printmaking processes. Paintings and sculptures by a number of the artists featured, including Chuck Close, Helen Frankenthaler, Al Held, and Kiki Smith will be on view in the museum&rsquo;s Haslinger collection galleries, allowing visitors to better understand the scope of those artists&rsquo; creative output. The variety of innovative approaches artists use to create prints is apparent in works by such artists as Louise Bourgeouis, Jim Dine, Barbara Kruger, Julie Mehretu, Ed Ruscha, and Kara Walker.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 08:56:58 +0000 Diane Arbus, Harry Callahan, Michael Disfarmer, Vivian Maier, Andrea Modica, Abe Frajndlich, Angelo Merendino, Jen Davis - Akron Art Museum - February 1st, 2014 - June 1st, 2014 <p>Photographers have used their cameras to explore the faces of friends, loved ones, passing strangers, cultural icons and themselves since the nineteenth-century beginnings of photography. Portraits are meant to document individuals, but do these images tell us more about the sitter or the person behind the lens?</p> <p><em>Invitation to Stare</em> features many recent acquisitions as well as some classic favorites to view in a new context. Works by 26 photographers including Diane Arbus, Harry Callahan, Michael Disfarmer, Vivian Maier, Andrea Modica, Abe Frajndlich, Angelo Merendino and Jen Davis entice viewers to consider the relationship between artist and subject as we gaze at the person in the photograph.</p> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:40:21 +0000 Nancy Burnham - Alaska State Museum - January 17th, 2014 - February 28th, 2014 <p style="text-align: justify;">Nancy Burnham&rsquo;s solo exhibition, <em>Quill 3</em>, is the final show from the Alaska State Museum&rsquo;s 2013 solo exhibition series. The exhibit will open on Friday, January 17, at 4:30 p.m. with a reception sponsored by The Friends of the Alaska State Museum. The museum will be open extended hours that evening, until 7 p.m.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Burnham, from Ester, Alaska, presents encaustic large-scale, three-dimensional hangings, relief and floor pieces. Encaustic is an old medium used all over the world. It involves mixing pure pigment and sometimes other materials with hot wax. The usual choice is beeswax, which makes the studio smell like honey. If protected, images painted in encaustic can be very long-lasting. Some two-thousand year old encaustic portraits from Egypt are still bright and clear.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">The porcupine quills Burnham embeds in her pieces powerfully underscore a long-running theme in her work: beauty and pain. With this theme, she explores &ldquo;the idea of what we go through to be beautiful. Within the feminine community, there is always a sharp or painful aspect to beauty.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Burnham&rsquo;s exhibition will be on display at the museum until February 28 when the museum will close for the continued construction of the new facility. The museum will reopen in the new State Library, Archives, and Museum building at 395 Whittier St. in April, 2016. The new 118,000 square foot facility will feature museum galleries, a museum store, a caf&eacute;, a large 125-seat multi-purpose room, a classroom, a reading room, a research room, the state historical libraries, and state archives &ndash; all under one roof.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 07:59:18 +0000 Amy Meissner, Lael Gordon, Diane Melms, Kathryn Rousso, Sandra Mander - Alaska State Museum - February 7th, 2014 - February 28th, 2014 <p>Earth, Fire and Fibre, the Anchorage Museum&rsquo;s biennial craft exhibition, is one of the state&rsquo;s longest running juried exhibitions. It showcases Alaska artists working with traditional craft materials such as fiber, clay, and bone. Selected artworks are chosen for the artists&rsquo; superb skills and their forward-thinking concepts and methods.<br /><br /> This year&rsquo;s entries included 360 works of art by 119 Alaska artists. For the exhibition, that pool was narrowed down to 41 works of art by 34 artists. This exhibition was juried by Andrew Glasgow of Asheville, N.C. Glasgow&rsquo;s resume includes the American Craft Council, Southern Highland Craft Guide and Birmingham (Ala.) Museum of Art.<br /><br /> Award-winning Earth, Fire and Fibre XXIX artists were: <br /><br /> Juror&rsquo;s Choice Award and $1,500 went to Anchorage artist Amy Meissner for Spontaneous Combustion<br /><br /> $500 awards went to:</p> <ul> <li>Lael Gordon of Seward for Endgrain Parquet Cabinet</li> <li>Diane Melms of Anchorage for Tangerine Sky</li> <li>Kathryn Rousso of Ketchikan for All Worlds Intertwined</li> <li>Sandra Mander of Auke Bay for White Bird</li> </ul> <p>Earth, Fire &amp; Fibre XXIX is organized by the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Support for this traveling exhibit includes grants from the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and with support from the Municipality of Anchorage and the Anchorage Museum Association.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 04:22:11 +0000 Sonja Gangl - Albertina - October 30th, 2013 - February 12th, 2014 <p>In 2013, the Albertina is dedicating a first solo museum exhibit to the Austrian artist Sonja Gangl. In large-format drawings, Gangl works with the enlargement of details and concentration on particular details. Her new works exhibited in the Albertina show human eyes, sometimes as a pair, sometimes alone. With its function of establishing contact with the world, the eye is an instrument that can override distances, is itself an extremely vulnerable organ, but must at the same time keep a threatening world at a distance. Thus, the eyes that Sonja Gangl zooms in on appear to demand that the viewer move back a step to show respect.</p> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 06:08:20 +0000 Georg Baselitz - Albertina - November 8th, 2013 - February 12th, 2014 <p>Georg Baselitz, born in 1938, is one of the most famous contemporary German painters. He has left an imprint on modern painting as of 1960. A trademark for which the artist is famous around the world is his standing his paintings on their heads. By rotating the motif, Georg Baselitz reduces its monumentality, abstracts it and liberates it from its conventionally conceived content.<br /><br />The collections of the Albertina contain some 120 paintings, watercolours, print graphics and drawings by Baselitz, of which a cross-section is now being presented on the occasion of the artist's 75th birthday. One focus of the show is provided by works from his Remix group from 2005/06: works in which Baselitz reinterprets and restages his earlier works. <br /><br />Parallel to the Baselitz solo exhibition, the Albertina also provides a look at the private collection of the artist in an exhibit of colour woodcuts of the Renaissance.</p> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 06:11:06 +0000 - Albertina - November 29th, 2013 - February 16th, 2014 <p class="avtext">Chiaroscuro woodcuts of the sixteenth century are to be the subject of an exhibition opening at the Albertina in autumn 2013. Around&nbsp;220 works will be shown from the collection of the painter Georg Baselitz and from the Albertina with the intention of providing a complete account of the genesis and artistic development of this new printing technique, which involved supplementing the black line block with one or several colour tone blocks.<br /> The first known examples of the procedure come from Lucas Cranach and Hans Burgkmair, the latter of whom worked together in some prints with the block-cutter Jost de Negker. Attractive for colour effects otherwise unattainable in printed media, the method was soon adopted by two artists from the D&uuml;rer circle, Baldung Grien and Hans Wechtlin, along with masters such as Albrecht Altdorfer.<br /> Only a few years after its invention in Germany, the first Italian masterpieces in chiaroscuro woodcut were made by Ugo da Carpi. Although he falsely claimed to have invented the technique himself, he was undoubtedly a key figure in its further development: he increasingly avoided use of the black line block working exclusively with tone blocks; the unevenly cut colour fields endowed his work with a painterly character, as if it had been modelled in colour and light. His successors, Antonio da Trento and Niccol&ograve; Vicentino, took these innovations further and influenced other block-cutters<br /> right down to Andrea Andreani, who set new standards partly by adopting unusually large formats.<br />Another exceptional figure was the Sienese artist Beccafumi, who combined copper engraving with colour woodcut in some of his fascinating leaves.<br /> Alongside France, the technical potential of the colour woodcut was also explored in the Netherlands, particularly in the highly sophisticated work of Hendrik Goltzius, the medium&rsquo;s most important proponent there. The exhibition focuses especially on beautiful and rare prints, some of which are preserved only in a single copy.</p> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 05:20:04 +0000 - Allen Memorial Art Museum - August 6th, 2013 - June 22nd, 2014 <p>In its various forms, Realism comprises an attempt to find an aesthetic that is true to life. This exhibition, drawn entirely from the AMAM&rsquo;s collection, explores the various approaches undertaken by Realist artists from the 19th to the mid-20th centuries, in the name of achieving an aesthetic that would faithfully represent the contemporary world. The Realist movement first achieved cohesion in mid-19th century France, where artists began to undermine what they perceived as the contrived artistic practices of the French Academy. Championing subjects that found inspiration in the ambient world rather than in classical tradition, these artists aimed to frankly portray France&rsquo;s natural landscape, working classes, and rural society.</p> <p>The trends first set in motion by French artists reverberated throughout the rest of Europe, reaching areas such as The Hague, where artists created naturalistic paintings of the Dutch landscape. The achievements of European Realists effectively broadened the subject matter and techniques deemed suitable for artistic representation, setting the stage for the experimental works of Impressionist and post-Impressionist artists of subsequent generations.</p> <p>Across the Atlantic, 19th-century American artists also expressed realistic tendencies, creating detailed landscape studies and minutely rendered still lifes. Later manifestations of Realism found form in the works of American Regionalist artists, who depicted everyday life in the Midwest, as well as in the works of the Ashcan School and urban realists, who recorded the gritty, often unappealing realities of American city life.</p> <p>Whether by practicing direct observation from life, depicting accessible subjects, or portraying various social realities, the artists in this exhibition shared a common goal of representing the modern world. The various techniques, subjects, and practices used reflect not only the complexity of contemporary life, but also the enormity of their artistic project.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 08:40:59 +0000