ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Sherrie McGraw - The Butler Institute of American Art (Youngstown) - September 28th - November 30th <p class="p1">&nbsp;The Butler Institute of American Art presents&nbsp;<em>Sherrie&nbsp;McGraw: Then and Now</em>, the artist&rsquo;s first comprehensive retrospective showcasing figurative and still&nbsp;life work.<span style="font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The exhibition spotlights nearly 80&nbsp;classical paintings and drawings created during&nbsp;McGraw&rsquo;s&nbsp;distinguished&nbsp;career&nbsp;spanning more than three&nbsp;decades;&nbsp;from her early days as an art student in New York City, where she&nbsp;supported herself by&nbsp;working as a night guard at the Metropolitan Museum of&nbsp;Art, to her present life in Taos, New Mexico.</span></p> <p class="p2"><span style="font-size: 12px;">As each of the portraits, figures and still lifes selected for this&nbsp;retrospective illustrates McGraw&rsquo;s transformation as&nbsp;an artist, they collectively reveal her&nbsp;exploration into the concept of&nbsp;&ldquo;Abstract Realism.&rdquo;&nbsp;This artistic philosophy considers&nbsp;the abstract language of paint,&nbsp;edges, value and color, which in combination create a visual concept that is&nbsp;independent of a&nbsp;realistic image.&nbsp;&nbsp;McGraw describes Abstract Realism as a&nbsp;&ldquo;visual point of view in which the subject matter is a vehicle&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;not the reason&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;for painting the&nbsp;abstract beauty in today&rsquo;s world.&rdquo;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Butler&nbsp;Director&nbsp;and Chief Curator Dr. Louis A. Zona states,&nbsp;&ldquo;This comprehensive retrospective highlights&nbsp;McGraw&rsquo;s vision and&nbsp;serves as a welcome oasis from a society bombarded with overstimulation, as&nbsp;quietude is the&nbsp;hallmark of her drawings and paintings.&nbsp;&nbsp;She distills the world into its&nbsp;simplest elements while making mere line or paint&nbsp;come alive.&rdquo;</span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12px;">A 128-page full-color hardbound book that&nbsp;shares the same title and chronicles McGraw&rsquo;s journey in preparing for this&nbsp;solo retrospective will accompany the&nbsp;exhibition. It is illustrated with all the works featured in the exhibition.&nbsp;The book is availalbe online at&nbsp;</span><a style="font-size: 12px;" href="" rel="nofollow"></a><span style="font-size: 12px;">.</span></p> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:26:29 +0000 Edgar Degas - National Gallery of Art - Washington DC - October 5th - January 11th, 2015 <p><em>Little Dancer Aged Fourteen</em>&nbsp;(1878&ndash;1881), Edgar Degas&rsquo;s groundbreaking statuette of a young ballerina that caused a sensation at the 1881 impressionist exhibition, takes center stage in an exploration of Degas&rsquo;s fascination with ballet and his experimental, modern approach to his work. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts&rsquo; world-premiere&nbsp;<a href=";promotionno=182814">musical&nbsp;<em>Little Dancer</em></a>, which runs from October 25 through November 30, 2014.</p> <p>Degas was a keen observer and wry but sympathetic chronicler of the daily life of dancers, depicting their world off-stage, at rehearsal or in the wings.&nbsp;<em>Degas&rsquo;s Little Dancer&nbsp;</em>showcases this world of gaslight and struggle, as captured by the master.</p> <p>One of the Gallery&rsquo;s most popular works of art,&nbsp;<em>Little Dancer Aged Fourteen&nbsp;</em>will be presented with 14 additional works from the Gallery&rsquo;s collection, including the monumental pastel&nbsp;<em>Ballet Scene</em>&nbsp;(c. 1907), monotypes and smaller original statuettes by Degas that are related to&nbsp;<em>Little Dancer Aged Fourteen</em>. The exhibition also includes the oil painting&nbsp;<em>The Dance Class&nbsp;</em>(c. 1873) from the Corcoran Gallery of Art.</p> <p>The National Gallery of Art has the largest and most important collection of Degas&rsquo;s surviving original wax sculptures in the world. Its wax version of&nbsp;<em>Little Dancer Aged Fourteen&nbsp;</em>is the only one formed by the artist&rsquo;s own hands and the only sculpture he ever showed publicly. Degas did not carve sculpture but used an additive process.&nbsp;<em>Little Dancer Aged Fourteen&nbsp;</em>was modeled in wax over a metal armature, bulked with organic materials including wood, rope, and even old paintbrushes in the arms. Degas elevated the sculpture&rsquo;s realism by affixing a wig of human hair and giving his ballerina a cotton-and-silk tutu, a cotton faille bodice, and linen slippers.</p> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:34:10 +0000 Peter Henry Emerson, Frederick H. Evans, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Clarence White, Gertrude Käsebier - National Gallery of Art - Washington DC - October 5th - January 4th, 2015 <p>With a velvety, matte surface and extraordinary tonal depth, the platinum print played an important role in establishing photography as a fine art during the last decades of the 19th century. This exhibition of some 25 photographs will showcase outstanding platinum prints from the period of the 1880s to the 1920s, including works by Peter Henry Emerson, Frederick H. Evans, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Clarence White, Gertrude K&auml;sebier, and other major figures.</p> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:29:52 +0000 Linnaeus Tripe - National Gallery of Art - Washington DC - September 21st - January 4th, 2015 <p>Captain Linnaeus Tripe (1822&ndash;1902) occupies a special place in the history of 19th-century photography for the outstanding body of work he produced in India and Burma (now the republic of Myanmar) between 1854 and 1860. Although he learned photography in Great Britain from amateurs who considered it a pastime, he recognized that it could be an effective tool for conveying information about unknown cultures and regions. With few models to follow, Tripe developed a professional practice under the auspices of the large bureaucracy of the British East India Company. Reflecting his military discipline as an officer in the British army, he achieved remarkably consistent results, despite the Indian heat and humidity, which posed constant challenges to photographic chemistry. In addition, Tripe&rsquo;s schooling as a surveyor, where the choice of viewpoint and careful attention to visual details were essential, gave his photographs their distinctive aesthetic rigor.</p> <p>This exhibition traces Tripe&rsquo;s work from his earliest photographs made in England (1852&ndash;1854), to ones created on expeditions to the south Indian kingdom of Mysore (1854), to Burma, (1855), and again to south India (1857&ndash;1858). Many of his pictures were the first photographs ever made of celebrated archaeological sites and monuments, ancient and contemporary religious and secular buildings &mdash; some now destroyed &mdash; as well as geological formations and landscape vistas; thus they provided a new kind of visual information. Yet the dynamic vision Tripe brought to these large, technically complex photographs and the lavish attention he paid to their execution indicate that his aims were not merely documentary but artistic.</p> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:26:58 +0000 Jason Scott Tilley - Herbert Art Gallery & Museum - September 26th - January 11th, 2015 <p>People of India is an exhibition of three series of photographs, taken in India at different time periods spanning the last 150 years.&nbsp;It invites the viewer to compare the ways in which we capture a moment or memory, and whether the essence of a person can be contained within any given moment.</p> <p>At the heart of the exhibition is a series of striking contemporary street portraits by Coventry based photographer Jason Scott Tilley. Taken between 1999 and 2009 during ten years of travel across India, his black and white studies capture a slice of India through a social and anthropological lens.</p> <p>Also on display is a range of family, society and army photographs taken by Bert Scott, Jason Scott Tilley's Anglo-Indian grandfather which capture defining moments in British-Indian history. Scott was a press photographer for The Times of India newspaper from 1936 to 1940, and head of the Indian army's photographic unit in Burma during the Second World War.</p> <p>The exhibition also shows work from the seminal 19th century photographic undertaking, The People of India. The origins of this study lay in the desire of the British government to create a visual documentation of &lsquo;typical&rsquo; physical attributes and characteristics, as a means of understanding and controlling the Indian population under British rule.</p> <p>People of India raises questions about the ways in which we define and document others.</p> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:12:52 +0000 Lorsen Camps, Martin Green, Joanna Rucklidge - Herbert Art Gallery & Museum - August 16th - November 2nd <p><em>shed (v.)&nbsp; :to lose by natural process; to be rid of (something not wanted or needed)</em></p> <p><em>collect (v.) :gather together to form a group, accumulate, assemble</em></p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; :to regain control of</p> <p><em>shed (n.) :a small structure serving for storage or shelter</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;(v.) :to give or impart; radiate or send forth (light, fragrance, influence)</em></p> <p><strong>Shed - Collect - Shed: Coventry's Lost and Found&nbsp;</strong>is a mixed media exhibition looking at the city of Coventry's character through objects collected and displayed, set within a pop-up 'shed' known as the Coventry Centre for Contemporary Art.</p> <p>Artist and Curator Lorsen Camps has worked with Martin Green and Joanna Rucklidge to explore the relationship between their own personal collections of found objects and the Herbert's collections. &nbsp;Lost or discarded artefacts ranging from remnants of toy figures to shoe heels, flattened drinks cans and hair clips are carefully ordered and given a new life and meaning. &nbsp;Objects and art works are presented in ways that mix the museum aesthetic with a distinctively&nbsp;<em>found</em>&nbsp;flavour. Each piece bears traces of life and the lives that make up the city.</p> <p>Intriguing and also mundane items are presented - inviting new interactions with found objects (both those within the museum and those discovered on the street) and calling into questions what is beautiful and/or valuable.</p> <p>The exhibition features three newly commissioned works: Martin Green's&nbsp;<em>City Box</em>, Joanna Rucklidge's&nbsp;<em>Going Round In Circles</em>&nbsp;and Lorsen Camps &amp; Martin Green's&nbsp;<em>Paradise Disregarded, Paradise Reclaimed</em>.</p> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:08:07 +0000 Pieter Brueghel the Younger, Cornelis de Man, Gerrit Dou, Pieter de Hooch, Gabriël Metsu, Jan Steen - Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art - September 20th - June 21st, 2015 <p>This exhibition of twelve Dutch paintings&mdash;by Pieter Brueghel the Younger, Gerrit Dou, Pieter de Hooch, Gabriel Metsu, Jan Steen, and others&mdash;comes from the New York&ndash;based Leiden Collection curated by Dr. Dominique Nicole Surh, among the most important private collections of seventeenth-century Dutch art in the world. The selection focuses on works by the Leiden&nbsp;<em>fijnschilders</em>, or fine-manner painters. But while these paintings all share a refinement in the handling of paint and precise rendering of detail, their subject matter varies widely, including portraiture, landscape, peasant scenes, and history painting. &nbsp;</p> <p><em>An Eye for Detail</em>&nbsp;is part of the Museum&rsquo;s &ldquo;Connecting Research with Practice&rdquo; initiative, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The yearlong visit of these works will help make possible the development of new courses and facilitate interdisciplinary study through the intersection of art history and science. At Cornell, the paintings will be studied by Richard Johnson, Jr., the Geoffrey S. M. Hedrick Senior Professor of Engineering, whose work involves thread counting in historic canvases, and at Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS), to search for buried pigments using X-ray fluorescence mapping.<em>&nbsp;</em></p> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:59:06 +0000 Sam Bough - Bourne Fine Art - October 3rd - November 8th <p>One of the most influential figures in the development of nineteenth-century Scottish landscape painting.</p> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:35:23 +0000 - Bourne Fine Art - September 6th - October 1st Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:30:42 +0000 - Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art - September 6th - September 20th, 2015 <p>&lsquo;We can make another future: Japanese art after 1989&rsquo; surveys the art of Heisei, the current era in the Japanese imperial calendar, through the presentation of around 100 works by over 40 contemporary Japanese artists, drawn from the Queensland Art Gallery Collection. Increasingly cosmopolitan in character and operating with an unprecedented level of international mobility, the art of this period offers a sophisticated reflection on the social conditions behind art&rsquo;s production in Japan and the anxieties that accompany them.</p> <p>Beginning in 1989, Heisei has seen significant challenges for Japan, as the country has negotiated the collapse of the &lsquo;bubble&rsquo; economy and a social uncertainty exacerbated by a series of man-made and natural disasters within a rapidly changing region. But it has also been the period of &lsquo;Cool Japan&rsquo;, with widespread international interest in Japan&rsquo;s contemporary cultural production, while opportunities have emerged for closer engagement with its neighbours in the Asia Pacific.</p> <p>As well as 25 years of Heisei, 2014 also marks 25 years of the Gallery&rsquo;s public engagement with the contemporary art of Japan through the landmark 1989 exhibition &lsquo;Japanese Ways, Western Means&rsquo;, the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art series, and other exhibitions, along with the development of a significant collection of works by some of the period&rsquo;s most important artists.&nbsp;</p> <p>&lsquo;We can make another future&rsquo; draws on the specific composition of the Gallery&rsquo;s Collection to propose several overlapping frameworks for considering this fascinating period in Japanese history through the art of an extraordinary time. The exhibition explores the emergence of an aesthetic of the digital sublime; responses to the rich field of consumer culture and new technologies of representation and communication; and critiques of national and sexual identity, which through figuration and performance attest to the central role of the human body in contemporary social life.</p> <p>Accompanied by a comprehensive exhibition catalogue, &lsquo;We can make another future&rsquo; is a view of contemporary Japan from a specific institutional perspective, but one constructed from a deep history of collective research and ongoing engagement.</p> <p>This exhibition will open in two stages. Visit again in mid December to view more artworks from our contemporary Japanese collection.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:12:26 +0000 Piet Mondrian, Mark Rothko - Gemeentemuseum Den Haag - September 20th - March 1st, 2015 <p>For the first time in history, the very last works by Piet Mondrian and Mark Rothko can be seen side by side. Two iconic pieces of art history will be brought together in the major Mark Rothko exhibition in the Gemeentemuseum The Hague. A unique opportunity to admire and compare the greatest masterpieces of the two leading first and second-generation pioneers of abstract art. The exhibition will not travel; it will only be on view in The Hague. Mondrian&rsquo;s&nbsp;Victory Boogie Woogie, moreover, is never loaned to other museums. The exhibition will be on show at the Gemeentemuseum The Hague from 20 September through 1 March 2015.</p> <p>A blood-red canvas: Mark Rothko&rsquo;s last Untitled&nbsp;<br />Rothko painted his final work &lsquo;Untitled 1970&rsquo; shortly before taking his own life on 25 February 1970. It is flame-coloured, or blood-red. A striking choice of colour, as the artist had produced mainly dark and sombre paintings in the preceding period. The Dutch art historian and former director of the Rijksmuseum, Henk van Os, calls the painting a &lsquo;surprise&rsquo;. When studying in New York, Van Os regularly visited Rothko in his studio, but he never saw the red canvas at the time. There are now many different theories about the significance of the colour; some see it as pointing to his (presumably planned) suicide.</p> <p>Piet Mondrian&rsquo;s last ode to New York&nbsp;<br />Piet Mondrian was the first European abstract artist to set foot on American soil. He lived and worked in New York for part of his life, during the heyday of his abstract period. There he produced masterpieces like &lsquo;Trafalgar Square&rsquo; and &lsquo;Broadway Boogie Woogie&rsquo;. The paintings made him a celebrity in the American art world and had a profound influence on artists worldwide. Mondrian died rather suddenly in 1944, at the age of 72, before he could finish &lsquo;Victory Boogie Woogie&rsquo;. The diamond-shaped canvas was covered in scraps of coloured paper and plastic, showing how Mondrian was experimenting with new accents and rhythms. The work is seen as a monument to New York, the city that exudes rhythm and unbridled vitality.</p> <p>Two abstract artists in New York&nbsp;<br />Mondrian (from the Netherlands) and Rothko (from Russia) spent much of their career in New York. Although the two men never actually met, they did pursue similar paths towards abstract art. Mondrian was already a celebrity in the New York art world when Rothko started to paint. Although Rothko wasn&rsquo;t pleased when an art critic described his works as &lsquo;blurry Mondrians&rsquo;, he was certainly influenced by Mondrian. Indeed, referring to the Dutch artist&rsquo;s use of colour, Rothko went so far as to call Mondrian the most sensual artist he knew.</p> <p>Mark Rothko and Piet Mondrian in The Hague<br />For the very first time, work by Mondrian will be hung next to work by Rothko. The Mark Rothko exhibition will spotlight both the similarities and the differences in the artistic development of the two leading first and second-generation pioneers of abstract art. It will also throw light on the differences between European and American abstract art, in particular in terms of format and composition. The Mondrian collection of the Gemeentemuseum The Hague is unique in the world, comprising almost 300 works.</p> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:07:36 +0000 Dornith Doherty - Art Museum of Southeast Texas - September 20th - January 4th, 2015 <p>A 2012 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, Dornith Doherty has also received grants from the Fulbright Foundation, the Japan Foundation, the United States Department of the Interior, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the Society for Contemporary Photography.&nbsp; Doherty&rsquo;s photography exhibition documents two international seed banks with microscopic precision and ethereal beauty. A Houston native, she earned a bachelor of arts from Rice University and a master of arts in photography from Yale University.&nbsp; She lives in Southlake, Texas and is a professor of photography at the University of North Texas.</p> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:42:02 +0000 Celia Eberle - Art Museum of Southeast Texas - September 20th - January 4th, 2015 <p><em>In the Garden of Ozymandias</em>&nbsp;will include a selection of Celia Eberle&rsquo;s surreal mixed media sculpture of diverse and mesmerizing materials. Her media, such as animal bones, wire, marble, lapis lazuli, copper, alabaster, jasper, agate, wood, coral, brass, barite crystals, newsprint, cardboard and found objects communicates the artist&rsquo;s quirky imagination with technical proficiency in a myriad of media. Celia Eberle lives in Ennis, Texas.</p> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:38:51 +0000 Zach Dubuisson - Art Museum of Southeast Texas - August 14th - October 26th <p><span>This exhibit features a selection of images from&nbsp;<em>It Ain&rsquo;t Easy,</em>&nbsp;a visual narrative that is part auto-bio and part surreal fantasy. &nbsp;<em>It Ain&rsquo;t Easy</em>&nbsp;is about a boy trying to find his way to a better place. Led by a mysterious smoking figure and tormented by his own shortcomings, he must traverse a harsh ever changing landscape to find his personal Shangri-La.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman';"><br /></span></p> <p><span>&nbsp;</span></p> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:35:29 +0000 William Stage - The Sheldon Art Galleries - October 3rd - February 7th, 2015 <p>This exhibition presents an overview of photographs from the career of journalist, author and photographer William Stage, who has focused much of his attention on the American Midwest. Portraits of well-known St. Louisans and internationally-recognized artists and writers, as well photographs of small towns, historical advertising signs on buildings, and a selection of his assemblages are included. Stage worked for the&nbsp;<em>Riverfront Times</em>&nbsp;from 1982-2004, and has been a guest commentator on KWMU-St. Louis Public Radio. His books include&nbsp;<em>The Painted Ad: A Postcard Book of Vintage Brick Wall Signs</em>&nbsp;(2011, with Margaret Stage),&nbsp;<em>Have A Weird Day: Reflections and Ruminations on the St. Louis Experience</em>&nbsp;(2003),&nbsp;<em>Mound City Chronicles</em>&nbsp;(1991) and&nbsp;<em>Litchfield: A Strange and Twisted Saga of Murder in the Midwest</em>&nbsp;(1998), among others.</p> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:10:37 +0000 - The Sheldon Art Galleries - October 3rd - January 24th, 2015 <p>Made by students of the Wilson School French class with their language teacher, Joana Ocros-Ritter, the photographic portraits and other materials in this exhibit provide a view of colonial St. Louis. Students imagined their own historical French colonial characters and created narratives around them. Through children&rsquo;s eyes, the portraits and writings in this exhibition tell stories of discovery, history, make-believe, and, ultimately about what makes us human. This exhibition is the last in a series of programs organized in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of St. Louis.The Clayton-based elementary school uses classic and innovative teaching methods within a warm, nurturing environment to inspire their students to excel in all academic areas.</p> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:08:08 +0000