ArtSlant - Openings & events http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/show en-us 40 Margaret Tafoya, Shirley Tafoya, LuAnn Tafoya, Lee Tafoya, Mary Ester Archuleta, Virginia Ebelacker, Toni Roller, Jennie Trammel, Mela Youngblood - Arizona State University Art Museum - February 8th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM <p>Extended hours during the Heard Museum Indian Market on March 2-3 (CRC open Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)<br />  <br /> Reception and book signing: Feb. 8, 2013, 6-8:30p.m. Charles King will be signing his book “Born of Fire: The Life and Pottery of Margaret Tafoya.”<br />  <br /> This unprecedented exhibition of pueblo pottery will provide collectors, students and the public a unique overview of one of the most accomplished potters from the 20th century as well as of her descendants. Margaret Tafoya (1904-2001), a matriarch of Santa Clara Pueblo potters, was one of the pioneering artists who sustained the ceramic traditions of her ancestors by transforming it from a process for making functional vessels to an art form.<br />  <br /> Drawing inspiration from the ceramic tradition of her ancestors, Tafoya created large, polished wares that are simple but elegant, reflecting a harmonious union of history and modern aesthetics. New Mexico has been home to the Pueblo culture and its ancestors for centuries. Their pottery tradition, dating as far back as A.D. 500, demonstrates the craft’s importance to Pueblo identity. Such was the case for Margaret Tafoya, the daughter of well-known Santa Clara Pueblo potters who awakened her to the value of tradition.<br />  <br /> Tafoya used local clay and the age-old techniques of coiling and wood-firing. In addition to honoring ancient customs, her pottery is equally germane to modernity. Her red and black wares are highly polished and often bear little decoration, save for a recurring incised bear paw, a trademark of the Tafoya clan. For Tafoya, clay has a spiritual presence that can sense the virtue and history of the potter. In her words, “You have to have a good heart when you sit down to make this pottery; you have to live a good life. The pottery knows.”<br />  <br /> <em>Re: Generation: A Survey of Margaret Tafoya’s Descendants</em> will highlight stellar examples of work by Tafoya’s children and grandchildren who continue the ceramics legacy. They include Shirley, LuAnn and Lee Tafoya; Mary Ester Archuleta; Virginia Ebelacker; Toni Roller; Jennie Trammel, and Mela Youngblood, among others.<br />  <br /> Organized in collaboration with the Erie Art Museum (Pa.), with assistance from King Galleries, Scottsdale, Ariz. The presentation of <em>Born of Fire: The Pottery of Margaret Tafoya</em> was generously funded by the Lovena Ohl Foundation, Grace and Paul Markovits, King Galleries, Scottsdale, George Gibbons and CLA members of the Ceramics Research Center.</p> Sun, 09 Dec 2012 22:55:20 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list - Arizona State University Art Museum - February 8th, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p>Beautiful landscapes, pottery designs, a shipwrecked sailor’s view of Russia, tales of good and evil, the construction of Samurai warriors’ armor and weapons, the care of horses, Christianity and Buddhism are topics included in the 17th - 20th-century manuscripts and objects on loan from the Melikian Collection.<br />  <br /> These fragmented records, traces of Japanese life, have been a resource for study by art history seminar students guided by Claudia Brown, professor at the School of Art, and Jean Makin, print collections manager at the ASU Art Museum, both of which are in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at ASU. The students translated passages of hand-written or printed script to identify who wrote or drew these items and to learn more about why they were created and what their purpose was.</p> Sun, 20 Jan 2013 23:16:07 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Mathew Moore, Clare Patey - Arizona State University Art Museum - February 8th, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p>Artists Mathew Moore (Phoenix) and Clare Patey (London) collaborate on a project centered on the issue of endangered elements in the periodic table, specifically copper. Copper plays a major role in Arizona’s history and in its current economic, environmental and cultural life. <strong>Cu²⁹ </strong>will explore the process of staking a claim, the idea of owning the Earth’s natural resources, and our dependence on copper for everything from saucepans to cellphones.<br />  <br /> The artists’ company, Copper United, will have its corporate headquarters in the museum gallery, where a massive three-dimensional periodic table will double as seating. Artworks from the ASU Art Museum’s collection, together with objects and their stories collected from the community, will trace the extraction of copper from the ground to its use by artists in their studios, electricians and plumbers in houses, and chefs in their kitchens. <br />  <br /> With these installations, the artists tackle issues of resource scarcity and the need to change patterns of human consumption. They point toward and demonstrate solutions like closed loop recycling and mining the urban environment. The project will be accompanied by programs co-hosted by ASU departments. The artists are collaborating with ASU students and faculty from the School of Art, the Global Institute of Sustainability and the School of Earth and Space Exploration, and students from Marcos di Niza High School in Tempe on research, installations and information in the galleries.<br /> </p> Sun, 20 Jan 2013 23:21:16 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Janice Wong, June Yun, Li Zhong Xiang, Shyh-Charng Lo, Yuichi Takasaka - Art Beatus Gallery - Vancouver - February 8th, 2013 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM <p><span style="font-family: Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;" face="Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif">Art Beatus (Vancouver) Consultancy Ltd is pleased to present </span> <span style="font-family: Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;" face="Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif"><i>"Melt"</i>, our winter group exhibition for 2013. This special selection of works, speaks of themes of winter, peacefulness, and joy.  Warm up with sumi-ink paintings by <b>Janice Wong</b>, oil paintings on canvas by <b>June Yun</b>, watercolour woodblock prints by <b>Li Zhong Xiang</b>, photography and video by <b>Yuichi Takasaka</b>, and oil paintings on canvas by <b>Shyh-Charng Lo.</b> While there is no reception on opening day, we invite you to brush off any winter chills you may be experiencing, and join us <b>Friday, February 8</b> from <b>3pm to 6pm</b> for a small celebration. Indulge in a glass of wine while you browse our featured artworks, meet the artists, and enjoy some Chinese New Year treats while we ring in the Year of the Snake.</span></p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 03:54:22 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list - Art Gallery of New South Wales - February 8th, 2013 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p>Characterised by clarity of forms, understated decorations and subtle yet luminous colour glazes, ceramics are one of the most significant artistic contributions of the Korean peninsula.</p> <p>Such was the technical prowess of Korean potters, Chinese envoys in the 12th century reported glazes that had the 'radiance of jade and the clarity of water’.</p> <p>This display focuses on the two major periods in the development of Korean ceramics: the Goryeo (918-1392) and Joseon (1392-1897) dynasties. The 38 objects reflect a uniquely Korean aesthetic sensibility from the 12th to the 19th centuries.</p> <p>The exhibition has been made possible through the loan of works from the Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka in Japan, which houses the most extensive and outstanding collections of Korean ceramics worldwide.</p> Sun, 20 Jan 2013 23:41:35 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Jerry Baron - Coos Art Museum - February 8th, 2013 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p>This retrospective by Oregon painter Jerry Baron includes paintings and drawings spanning a period of over 30 years. He has exhibited his works in Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Washington and Oregon, including 10 years in Portland’s Pearl District, the city’s center for art galleries. He has also had two one-person exhibits at the Jacobs Gallery in the Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene. The exhibition features 65 paintings and 95 drawings.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 02:11:05 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list - Coos Art Museum - February 8th, 2013 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p>Annual art competition for high school students from throughout southern Oregon. Sponsored in part by Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 02:13:20 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Jérémie Gindre - Fri Art - February 8th, 2013 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM <p>Conceived as a path meandering through a spectacular canyon, Jérémie Gindre’s exhibition presents us sculptures, drawings, paintings and tourist signs. The starting point of the itinerary is a cliff – possibly the one looming over Fri Art, or the one which Lewis and Clark described while travelling up the Missouri River in 1803 during their famous expedition through the still-unknown western territories of America. “We have encountered several rocks resembling wood,” wrote the explorers in a bafflingly simple statement. The quote was picked up by Jérémie Gindre in a painting-cum-text echoing a collection of petrified boards, setting the tone for a series of singular geographical discoveries. It also evokes pareidolia, an tendency to discern familiar figures – often human or animal – in all sorts of abstract objects such as rocks. Acting as a backdrop to the exhibition, these potential visions haunt the four stage-rooms of Image Canyon. A panorama emerges under a mixed lighting: the dawn of discovery and the high noon of tourism.<br /> <br />Jérémie Gindre (*1978) lives and works in Geneva. He is represented by Chert in Berlin.<br />.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 00:20:07 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Claudia Comte - Fri Art - February 8th, 2013 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM <p>As the title of the exhibition eloquently states, Claudia Comte uses the basic elements of the mathematical system of Cartesian coordinates to embark the spectator on her journey. The flat screen that defines our representation of the world thus becomes a pleated setting.<br />In this exhibition, the artist condensates a fair amount of research while giving us a few hints regarding the possible modes of assembly relating to several of her projects – which are far less disparate than the diversity of their production tends to suggest. This journey introduces us to paintings on cut-out frames, sculptures, a mural painting, installation elements and a video (in that order). However, far from skirting the questions pertaining to her low-tech (not to say – caustically - retro-futuristic and artisanal) mode of production of the objects, their unfurling in three consecutive stages allow the visitor’s gaze to wander further still.<br />Tondi with complex framework constructed by the artist herself act as a support for a simple brush stroke. A rigid frame in the shape of a grid painstakingly traced on wooden panels is coarsely hemstitched with a chainsaw. An artful grid structure acts as a base for a mural painting that is subsequently and randomly filled with simple light effects. The apparently risky repetition of a sculpted motif leads to subtle variations within, causing it to transition from references to the recent history of sculpture towards the codes of comic books art.<br />Following regular pulsations, vertical patterns crisscross static shots of fjords. The depth of field of the sequence shot competes with the geometric scansion of black elevations. From one end to the other, the artist takes us on a rollercoaster ride, delighting in the upside down effects she imposes up on us. Claudia Comte weaves a crafty setting that opens up to all possibilities - one that could easily be lifted up to escape and follow her. [Samuel Gross]<br /> <br />Claudia Comte (*1983) was born in Morges. She lives and works in Berlin, and is represented by LangeBolt, Zurich.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 00:21:57 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Joan Mitchell, John Chamberlain - Gagosian Gallery - Rome - February 8th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Gagosian Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition that juxtaposes paintings by Joan Mitchell and sculptures by John Chamberlain.</p> <p>Born just one year apart in the Midwestern United States, Mitchell and Chamberlain were inspired by the muscular spontaneity of Abstract Expressionists such as Franz Kline and Willem De Kooning. Mitchell is considered a principal figure in the second generation of Abstract Expressionists as well as one of the few female exponents. Her lively and impassioned paintings laud the beauty of the natural world. Chamberlain is best known for his metal sculptures constructed from discarded automobile-body parts and other modern metal detritus, where the industrial origin of materials is underscored by a cumulative formal elegance.</p> <p>Mitchell worked for the most part on large-scale canvases and multiple panels, striving to evince a natural rhythm that emanated from the expansiveness of gesture and from uninhibited use of color; Chamberlain's emphasis on discovered or improvised correlations between material and color rather than a prescribed idea of composition have often prompted descriptions of his work as three-dimensional Abstract Expressionist paintings. The painter and the sculptor share a preference for excess and spontaneity in their art-making. The energetic clustered brushwork of Mitchell's <em>Yves</em> (1991), <em>Untitled</em> (1987-88) and <em>Row Row</em> (1982) perfectly complements Chamberlain's crumpled, crushed, bent, and welded <em>ACEDIDDLEY</em> (2008) <em>GOOSECAKEWALK</em> (2009) and <em>STUFFEDWITHSURPRISE</em></p> <p>(2011), in which sweeping, sterling contours suggest an aggregate of brushstrokes.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Joan Mitchell</strong> (1925-1992) was born in Chicago and attended Smith College and The Art Institute of Chicago. She moved to France in the late 1950s and in 1967 she settled in Vertheuil, where she lived until her death. Her work is part of numerous public collections including Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Tate Collection, London; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Retrospective surveys include "Joan Mitchell Pastels," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1992); "The Paintings of Joan Mitchell," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2002); and "The Paintings of Joan Mitchell," Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama (2003, travelled to Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas and Phillips Collection, Washington, DC through 2004).</p> <p><strong>John Chamberlain </strong>(1927-2011) was born in Rochester, Indiana. He attended the Art Institute of Chicago (1951-52) and Black Mountain College (1955-56) and moved to New York in 1956. His work is represented in many major public collections including Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas; Menil Collection, Houston; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; and Tate Modern, London. He had his first retrospective at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, in 1971, followed by more than one hundred one-person exhibitions, including Dia Art Foundation (1983); "John Chamberlain: Sculpture, 1954-1985," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1986); Staatlich Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (1991); "John Chamberlain: Sculpture," Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1996); "John Chamberlain: Foam Sculptures (1966-79) and Photographs (1989-2004)," Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas (2005-06); and "John Chamberlain: American Tableau," Menil Collection, Houston (2009). His most recent retrospective, "Choices," was held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York in 2012. His work has been included in numerous international survey exhibitions, including Bienal de São Paulo (1961, 1994), Biennale di Venezia (1964), Whitney Biennial (1973, 1987), and Documenta 7 (1982). "Chamberlain at the Fairchild" is on view at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, Florida through April 30, 2013. </p> <p>Chamberlain died in Manhattan in 2011.<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><br /> <br /> </span></p> Sat, 02 Feb 2013 23:18:59 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Álvaro Barrios - Galeria Fernando Pradilla - February 8th, 2013 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p>El título de la muestra individual de <strong>Álvaro Barrios “Sueños que el dinero puede comprar”</strong>, hace referencia al filme homónimo, rodado por <em>Hans Richter en Nueva York en 1945</em>, y guarda una estrecha relación con los textos que conforman la serie que inició en 1978 y tituló <em>“Sueños con Marcel Duchamp”</em>. A partir del sugerente tema de los sueños ilustrados, el artista se vale de la imaginería del cómic, empleada años atrás por los artistas Pop para cuestionar la visión tradicional del arte, la teoría y la crítica, la función de los museos, el coleccionismo y todo el contexto que rodea al hecho artístico. Álvaro Barrios es un reconocido artista plástico internacional y uno de los primeros creadores latinoamericanos consciente de las posibilidades expresivas del cómic, que ha desarrollado, como apunta Jaime Cerón, una obra “emblemática de la transformación del concepto de arte en Colombia durante las décadas recientes”.</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 05:51:16 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Marc Chagall - Kunsthaus Zürich - February 8th, 2013 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM <p>The Kunsthaus Zürich is staging an exhibition featuring some 90 paintings and works on paper by Marc Chagall (1887–1985). Chagall is one of the best known and most popular artists of the 20th century. His images of Russian village life, floating figures, flying cows and roosters are world-famous. Now the Kunsthaus Zürich is dispelling some of the clichés on which his belated fame is based and recognizing his contribution to the avant garde. <br /><br />The exhibition focuses on the years from 1911 to 1922 – a formative period in Chagall’s artistic career. It covers his sojourn in Paris before the First World War, his trip to Berlin and his exhibition there in 1914 at the Galerie Der Sturm, as well as the period spent in his native Russia, a country torn apart by revolution. These are the years in which Chagall establishes himself as a modern master.</p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 02:28:40 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list - Missoula Art Museum - February 8th, 2013 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p>This small exhibit in MAM’s Goldberg Library is designed to educate people about the use of pyrometric cones as an important tool for determining accurately when it is time to turn off the kiln when firing ceramics. Pyrometric cones are slender pyramids made from carefully controlled compositions. Each cone is assigned a unique number that correlates with the target temperature and other kiln conditions. Technically, cones do not simply measure the amount of heat in the kiln, but how much heat-energy the ceramic materials in the kiln have absorbed and gauging the reaction of glazes to the firing.The hottest cone is named a cone 10, gradually reducing in temperature to the designation cone 1 and then even cooler temperatures continue at cone 01, cone 02, and so forth. As the cone nears its prescribed temperature range, it softens and the tip begins to bend, drawn down by the influence of gravity. Generally, three cones are placed in the kiln, set in ascending order. For example, if you were firing the kiln to cone five, your cone pack would have a cone four, a cone five, and a cone six. When the first cone in the cone pack begins to bend, it is time for the potter to pay more attention to the kiln. It typically takes about 20 minutes for the cone to bend fully. A perfectly fired cone will bend forward at a 90 degree angle. If less than 90 degrees, the kiln was under fired. If more, the kiln was over fired.</p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 05:10:21 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list - The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art - February 8th, 2013 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM <p><em>Journey through Mountains and Rivers</em> is a rare opportunity to view some of the Nelson-Atkins most celebrated Song Dynasty (960-1279) paintings, which, because of their fragility, will not be displayed again for ten years. This is the first showing in the United States of one of China’s new generation of landscape painters, Xu Longsen.</p> <p>For thousands of years Chinese poets and painters have revered nature as a source of spiritual and artistic inspiration. In these ancient and modern landscape paintings, discover towering mountains and craggy cliffs, winding rivers and joyous fishermen, scholars composing poems or dreaming of immortals. Climb to half-hidden temples among dense forests, peer into mists and imagine infinity. And be encircled by the largest Chinese landscape ever created, <em>The Law of the Dao Is Its Being What it Is</em>.</p> Sat, 12 Jan 2013 04:57:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Ciprian Mureşan - Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery - February 8th, 2013 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM <p>The Contemporary Art Gallery presents the first solo institutional exhibition in North America for Romanian artist Ciprian Mureşan.<br /><br />Artistic and literary works are the starting point for Mureşan who appropriates them in a reflective project that intersects with the recent history of Romania and other Eastern European countries and, more generally, ponders the realities of the contemporary world. Included in the show are two newly commissioned pieces by the Contemporary Art Gallery with our partners FRAC Champagne-Ardenne and Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva: an installation, Recycled Playground, which gives the exhibition its title and overarching tone, and a companion video Protesting Against Myself. A selection of other significant works is also presented. Juggling humour and critique, the artist Juggling humour and critique, the artist highlights the structures and processes of all forms of power.</p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 01:30:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Hans de Bruijn, Justin Garcia, Tomas Glass - Wade Wilson Art - February 8th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Wade Wilson Art Houston is pleased to announce, a group exhibition featuring works by Hans de Bruijn, Justin Garcia, and Tomas Glass. The opening reception will take place on Friday, February 8, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. The exhibition will remain on view through Saturday, March 16, 2013. Wade Wilson Art Houston is located at 4411 Montrose Blvd. Suite 200, Houston, Texas, 77006. <br /><br /> impasto im·pas·to<br /> -n<br /> 1. paint applied thickly, so that brush and palette knife marks are evident<br /> 2. the technique of applying paint in this way<br /> Italian, from impastare; see impaste<br /> <br /><br /> Today, Wade Wilson Art brings together three “heavy-handed” artists from separate backgrounds and motives that make use of the old tradition. Demonstrating its modern evolutions, we present the works of Hans de Bruijn, painter of the landscape of art, Justin Garcia, observing the memory and emotion of color within its relationship to texture, and Tomas Glass, constructing and deconstructing his multi-layered paintings in a fashion that he refers to as “self-refferal non objective."</p> Sat, 09 Feb 2013 03:27:57 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list