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Indo-Persian Art at the Crossroads presents works from SAM's collection of art that illustrates continuitie s between Indian and Persian painting while highlighting the subcontinent&r squo\;s place as a cultural crossroads between Europe and Asia. From the 11 th century onward\, northern India was ruled by a number of Muslim sultanat es\, culminating in the establishment of the Mughal dynasty in 1526\, the m ost dominant Islamic empire in the history of the subcontinent.

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During India&rsquo\;s various periods of Muslim rule\, the Persian language&mdash\;and its associated literary classics&mda sh\;served as a cultural bridge with Islamic courts to the west. Book paint ing in Iran and Central Asia influenced production in India\, and portable works of art&mdash\;objects\, calligraphies\, paintings&mdash\;circulated w idely and created shared patterns of taste and cosmopolitanism from Shiraz to Delhi. While cultivating cultural exchange with one another\, Persian an d Indian courts simultaneously looked further east and west for artistic re sources and inspiration. The arts of ceramics and jade developed in tandem with Chinese traditions\, while European prints\, paintings\, and jewelry s timulated new techniques and motifs.

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Nearly a thousand years of the history of calligraphy&mdash\;from the 11th century to the present day&mdash\;can be experienced in this exhibition. In East Asia\, calligraphy has long been tr easured as a form of art. Even without knowing the meaning of the words\, c alligraphy continues to be admired for its beauty&mdash\;the compositional structure and flow of lines.

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With rep resentative works ranging from Islamic to archaic Chinese style\, to contem porary artist Xu Bing&rsquo\;s invented writing system\, and the Pacific No rthwest artist Mark Tobey&rsquo\;s calligraphy-inspired work\, the first gr oup introduces an overview\, conveying that calligraphy can be appreciated as abstract art across cultures.

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The striking juxtaposition of two primary categories of Japanese calligraphy&md ash\;kana and kanji&mdash\;is featured in the second an d third groups. The elegance of kana calligraphy often lies in it s line\, flow\, and rhythm\; whereas kanji calligraphy\, akin to its Chinese counterpart\, emphasizes the overall composition in addition t o each individual line.

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The e xhibition is organized by the Seattle Art Museum.

DTEND:20151004 DTSTAMP:20150529T013008 DTSTART:20150509 GEO:47.6329523;-122.2891888 LOCATION:Seattle Asian Art Museum\,Volunteer Park 1400 East Prospect Street \n Seattle\, 98112 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Calligraphic Abstraction\, Hon'ami Koetsu\, Mark Tobey\, Xu Bing UID:385269 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Group exhibition of works reflecting the ideas of rebirth\, transformation\, life and death\, infinity\, and impermanence.

Opening reception:
June 6th\, 6-9pm (in conjunction with Artwalk)

June 6- July 25\, 2015

DTEND:20150725 DTSTAMP:20150529T013008 DTSTART:20150606 GEO:29.9447764;-90.06712 LOCATION:LeMieux Galleries\,332 Julia St \nNew Orleans\, Louisiana 70130 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:(Ouroboros)\, Amy Guidry\, Group Exhibition UID:385258 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150606T210000 DTSTAMP:20150529T013008 DTSTART:20150606T180000 GEO:29.9447764;-90.06712 LOCATION:LeMieux Galleries\,332 Julia St \nNew Orleans\, Louisiana 70130 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:(Ouroboros)\, Group Exhibition\, Amy Guidry UID:385259 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:


Ruiz-Healy Art is pleased to present Infinite Horizons featuring recent works by Abelardo Ló\;pez &\; Leigh Anne Lester. Infinite Horizons highlights both pillars of the gallery program (Latin Am erican and Texas connected artists) and showcases what RHA does best\, juxt aposing the artistic hemispheres of its niche. Furthermore\, the exhibition takes a micro/macro view of the natural environment by contrasting two art ists whose artistic outputs are both immersed in nature

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The expansi ve landscapes of Abelardo Ló\;pez echo the title of the exhibition\, presenting eternal vistas of fields\, mountain\, and sky that imagine infin ite\, ordered realms of pastoral serenity. Leigh Anne Lester&rsquo\;s intri cate floral fantasies beguile with a contrasting vision: incredible multi-s pecies hybrids rendered with a delicate hand\, their delightful effulgence belying the warning of genetic engineering mishaps or possible effects of e nvironmental degradation.

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From Oaxaca\, Mexico\, Abelardo Ló\ ;pez portrays the cultivated valley of his native land in rich impasto that sculpts the surface of his canvases\, adding an immediate\, tactile elemen t to scenes that hover in the middle to far distance. Depicted without trac es of human habitation or figures\, these idealized landscapes are yet imbu ed with human presence. Oaxaca maintains a rich agricultural tradition that has extended from centuries before European contact. Ló\;pez revels in presenting the balance between nature and man that has resulted from cou ntless seasons of plantings\, capturing often in his depictions the lush mo nths before harvest.

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In the lower third of his paintings\, thick pa ssages of crosshatched greens and yellows reveal ordered rows of crops or d ense fields of grasslands that march towards a central horizontal band--the Sierra Madres that surround the Valley of Oaxaca and demarcate the horizon of the composition. Spaced in rhythmic pulses\, a line of trees or bushes may dot below the mountains and sky above like a low flying flight of birds or patterned frieze.

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By portraying aspects of both the physical an d cultural geography of Southern Mexico\, Ló\;pez defines himself as a uniquely Oaxacan painter\, picturing the valley as a harmoniously inhabit ed place.

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Based in San Antonio\, Texas\, Leigh Anne Lester combines bits and pieces of wildly divergent species grafted together\, the results of genetic modification plans. Utilizing historical botanical drawings as source images\, Lester makes delicate graphite drawings on Mylar\, layering the film to create composite images\, to which she adds additional layers of cells blocked in colored pencil to symbolize the manipulated genome of t he plant. Mixing a blown-up view of the microscopic with the naturalistic b otanicals\, the result runs Ló\;pez&rsquo\;s evocation of infinite di stance in reverse.

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Also contrasting with Ló\;pez is Lester&rs quo\;s use of transparencies and line rather than densely saturated paintin gs. Instead of broad panoramas\, Lester offers organic clusters that float in space\, untethered to earth and unbounded by horizon. She explores flora at the cellular level\, investigating genetic modifications and often time s creating her own species of botanical beings. Her artworks provide the vi ewer with a glimpse into the plant&rsquo\;s genesis and inner morphological struggles\, an intimate point of view normally only experienced by their c reator.

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Abelardo Ló\;pez&rsquo\;s work is in the permanent co llections of public institutions in Mexico City\, including Acervo Patrimon ial de la Secretaria de Hacienda y Cré\;dito Pú\;blico\, Centro Mé\;dico ABC Campus Santa Fe\, and Academia Mexicana de la Lengua. H e has exhibited at Centro de Cultura Casa Lamm\, Mexico City\; Museum of La tin American Art\, Long Beach\, CA\; Museo de Arte Contemporá\;neo de Oaxaca\, Oaxaca\, Mexico\; Centro Cultural Galileo\, Madrid\, Spain\, and other venues internationally.

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Leigh Anne Lester is the winner of th e 2011 Hunting Art Prize and recipient of a Visual Art Award from the Artis t Foundation of San Antonio. Her work is in numerous collections\, includin g Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts\, University of Texas in San Antonio\, and The Woman&rsquo\;s Hospital of Texas\, Houston. Her work has been shown at the McNay Art Museum\, San Antonio\; Artpace\, San Antonio\; Museo Guad alupe\, San Antonio\; Galveston Center of Art

DTEND:20150801 DTSTAMP:20150529T013008 DTSTART:20150611 GEO:29.4710517;-98.4911227 LOCATION:Ruiz-Healy Art\,201-A East Olmos Drive \nSan Antonio\, Texas 78212 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Infinite Horizons : Leigh Anne Lester and Abelardo López\, Leigh An ne Lester and Abelardo López UID:385146 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150611T200000 DTSTAMP:20150529T013008 DTSTART:20150611T180000 GEO:29.4710517;-98.4911227 LOCATION:Ruiz-Healy Art\,201-A East Olmos Drive \nSan Antonio\, Texas 78212 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Infinite Horizons : Leigh Anne Lester and Abelardo López\, Leigh An ne Lester and Abelardo López UID:385147 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
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The Selfie Show: An Art Exhibition of Self-Portraits: \;

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Self-portraiture has been a staple of artis tic practice for centuries. \; But &hellip\; Is the selfie a new and le gitimate art form? \;Has the selfie set itself apart from the self-port rait\, ushering in a new style of artistic representation?

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The real ity of our personal identity is that it is not only fluid but also self-ass igned. As individuals in the Digital Age\, we have more control of the cons truction of our own identity than ever.

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Website: \;http://www.detroitmona.wix .com/mona \;

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DTEND:20150605 DTSTAMP:20150529T013008 DTSTART:20150508 GEO:42.636895;-83.292267 LOCATION:MONA - Museum of New Art\,7 North Saginaw \nPontiac\, MI 48342 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Selfie Show\, Jef Borgeau\, Diana Nicholette Jeon\, Shanta Amba dy\, Sylvie Ball\, Vicki Sergent\, Todd Lee Hadford\, Helen Breznik\, Patty Larson\, Neil W. Ahrens\, Sarah Jarrett\, Meri Walker\, Aylin Argun\, Andr ew Ross Evans\, Nicole Mallory\, Rob DePaolo\, and many others. UID:384803 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Civilization raises hopes &nda sh\; civilization is terrifying. These feelings are palpable in the inimita ble works of art by the American artist Doug Aitken. His spectacular film a nd sound works take visitors on a synaesthetic journey around the world and into themselves &ndash\; in an irresistible maelstrom of expressive images and rhythmic landscapes. With four expansive film installations and correl ating sculptures as well as a site-specific sound installation\, the exhibi tion will present an overview of the internationally renowned artist&rsquo\ ;s heterogeneous oeuvre throughout the entire exhibition area of the SCHIRN &ndash\; and beyond. Aitken&rsquo\;s kaleidoscopic universe revolves aroun d life&rsquo\;s existential questions\, yet it does not supply any simple a nswers. Instead\, the artist lends expression to an almost naï\;ve fasc ination with being human and people&rsquo\;s sense of collectivity and coop eration. Consequently\, the recent projects by the Los Angeles-based artist have redefined the exhibition format and gained him worldwide attention\, for instance through the illumination of the exterior walls of museums\, li ke at the National Mall in Washington\, D.C.\, or through an elaborately st aged happening with the participation of various artists on the Station to Station train journey from New York to San Francisco lasting several weeks.  \;

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Zivilisation macht Ho ffnung &ndash\; Zivilisation macht Angst. Diese Gefü\;hle sind in den e inzigartigen Kunstwerken des US-Amerikaners Doug Aitken spü\;rbar. Sein e spektakulä\;ren Film- und Soundarbeiten nehmen die Besucher mit auf e ine synä\;sthetische Reise um die Welt und zu sich selbst &ndash\; in e inem unwiderstehlichen Sog aus ausdrucksstarken Bildern und rhythmisierten Landschaften. Mit raumfü\;llenden Filminstallationen und korrelierenden Skulpturen sowie einer ortsspezifischen Soundinstallation wird die Ausstel lung das vielfä\;ltige Werk des international bekannten Kü\;nstlers auf der kompletten Ausstellungsflä\;che der SCHIRN &ndash\; und dar&uu ml\;ber hinaus &ndash\; im Ü\;berblick vorstellen. Aitkens kaleidoskopi sches Universum dreht sich um die existenziellen Fragen des Lebens\, liefer t jedoch keine einfachen Antworten. Stattdessen bringt der Kü\;nstler e ine fast naive Faszination fü\;r das Menschsein und ein gemeinschaftlic hes Wesen und Zusammenwirken zum Ausdruck. Folgerichtig haben die jü\;n gsten Projekte des in Los Angeles beheimateten Kü\;nstlers die Form des Ausstellens neu formuliert und weltweite Aufmerksamkeit erlangt\, etwa dur ch die Illuminierung der Auß\;enfassaden von Museen\, wie auf der Nati onal Mall in Washington D.C.\, oder durch ein aufwendig inszeniertes Happen ing verschiedener Kü\;nstler auf einer mehrwö\;chigen &bdquo\;Stati on to Station&ldquo\;-Zugreise von New York nach San Francisco.

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DTEND:20150927 DTSTAMP:20150529T013008 DTSTART:20150709 GEO:50.110291;8.681843 LOCATION:Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt\,Römerberg \nFrankfurt\, 60311 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Doug Aitken UID:384772 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150709T220000 DTSTAMP:20150529T013008 DTSTART:20150709T100000 GEO:50.110291;8.681843 LOCATION:Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt\,Römerberg \nFrankfurt\, 60311 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Doug Aitken UID:384773 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

William Shearburn Gallery  \;is pleased to present Of Small Rooms\, a solo exhibition of rece nt work by Carrie M. Becker. This will be the artist's first show with the Gallery. Combining her talents as a photographer and sculptor\, Becker&rsqu o\;s practice involves creating 1:6 scale handcrafted dioramas of domestic interiors\, which are then photographed to appear life-size. Becker's large -scale photographs suggest interiors of neglected buildings. "But I am not an urban explorer of abandoned buildings\, " she says. Instead\, she create s the walls\, floors\, ceilings and props for cardboard dioramas that fit o n a tabletop in her  \;studio. She then scales\, lights and photographs to create an illusion of buildings in beautiful decay. The predilection fo r creating tiny details may seem like an odd or maddening hobby to some\, b ut the artist&rsquo\;s end goal is to create a universe that she alone has jurisdiction over. The finished scenes are complete products of her own und ertaking\, and therefore reflect a more complete personal point of view. &n bsp\;

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The exhibition will open with a reception for the artist on Friday\, June 5\, 6 - 8 pm and will continue t hrough July 11\, 2015 \;

DTEND:20150711 DTSTAMP:20150529T013008 DTSTART:20150605 GEO:38.637684;-90.30376 LOCATION:William Shearburn Gallery\,665 S. Skinker Blvd. \nSt. Louis\, MO 63105 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Of Small Rooms \, Carrie M. Becker UID:384767 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150605T200000 DTSTAMP:20150529T013008 DTSTART:20150605T180000 GEO:38.637684;-90.30376 LOCATION:William Shearburn Gallery\,665 S. Skinker Blvd. \nSt. Louis\, MO 63105 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Of Small Rooms \, Carrie M. Becker UID:384768 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR