All Art Friday
All Art Friday Spotlights
✦ In November, the University of California Press published art historian Rebecca Peabody's Consuming Stories: Kara Walker and the Imagining of American Race. In the 216-page book, Peabody, who heads Research Projects and Programs at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, investigates how through her art Kara Walker narratively depicts race, gender, power, and desire. This is an important and timely book.
✦ Rosalind Davis and Annabel Tilley have written a new book, What They Didn't Teach You in Art School (Ilex Press), that is slated to be released January 3, 2017. Both authors are artists. Davis also is permanent curator at Collyer Bristow Gallery and a lecturer and consultant.
Ilex Press Website
Ilex Press on FaceBook
Rosalind Davis on FaceBook
✦ Take a look at these 19th Century cyanotypes of British algae by Anna Atkins (1799-1871), a botanist and photographer. This is just one example of the store of great stuff at The Public Domain Review.
Anna Atkins at the NYPL Digital Collections
Cyanotype Process (pdf)
✦ Art curator, historian, writer, and naturalist Robert McCracken Peck looks at The Natural History of Edward Lear (David R. Godine, 2016).
✦ Read Art in America's feature "Viewer Positioning System" to learn about the ASK app project from Brooklyn Museum.
✦ The documentary An Art That Nature Makes offers a look at the great photographer Rosamond Purcell and her fascination with the natural world.
Gallery of Images
Also see: "Art of the Collecion: The Photography of Rosamond Purcell" at Vimeo.
Rosamond Purcell on FaceBook
Exhibitions Here and There
✭ The Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina, is exhibiting the abstract compositions of New York-based photographer Kim Keever through January 14, 2017. The lush, gorgeously colored C-prints are featured in the online exhibition catalogue Kim Keever: Water Color.
Kim Keever on FaceBook
Also on view through the same period are Felicia van Bork's wonderful monotype collages. Listen to van Bork's artist talk. Her exhibition catalogue, Felicia Van Bork: Pasted Paper, is viewable online.
Felicia van Bork on FaceBook
Jerald Melberg Gallery on FaceBook
✭ Up through January 29, 2017, at Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, "Surveillance" offers a look at photography's role in secretive looking from 1864 to 2014. Works include photographic examples of the hidden camera, military surveillance, mapping satellites, and drones. Among the artist represented in the exhibition are Jeff Brouws, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Gail Albert Halaban, Trevor Paglen, Erich Salomon, and Paul Strand.
A research guide for the exhibition is available.
✭ In Texas, the Dallas Museum of Art has mounted "Concentrations 60: Lucie Stahl", on view through March 12, 2017. The exhibition, the Berlin artist's first solo museum show, presents a selection of 14 of Stahl's new and older large-format images encased in resin (they comprise found materials such as soda and beer cans), as well as a number of her Prayer Wheels. Gallery talks are held on Wednesdays. Several images are available at the exhibition link.
Read about the exhibition in Arts and Culture Texas, ArtSy, Dallas Observer, and Focus Daily News.
✭ On view through March 5, 2017, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York, are paintings by Canadian artist Sascha Braunig. The exhibition, "Sascha Braunig: Shivers", features 24 works made over the last five years that take a "unique approach to the studio portrait".
✭ The Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, is presenting "Lee Friedlander: Western Landscapes" through December 23. The exhibition focuses on square-format photographs Friedlander made during a series of roadtrips undertaken in the 1990s and 2000s. There are approximately 50 images in the show, many of which have been published and displayed for the first time. Their subjects include the landscapes of Yosemite, Death Valley, and Big Bend. Seventeen images are available at the exhibition link above.
Accompanying the exhibition is Yale University Press's Lee Friedlander: Western Landscapes, featuring more than 175 images of the western United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Lee Friedlander Page at Fraenkel Gallery