Tuesday, July 27, 2021

ArtNow 2021 features 27 Oklahoma artists, led by 2021 Focus Award honoree Bert Seabourn

Oklahoma Contemporary logo (the words stacked and spelled out with vertical lines between each letter) next to “@okcontemporary.org” and “okcontemp.org”
Painting of a white and black bird with pink-tipped feathers against a blue and white background.

Bert Seabourn, Red Tail, 2020. Acrylic on canvas. 36 x 48 in. Courtesy the artist. ©Bert Seabourn. Photo by Alexis Austin.

ArtNow 2021 showcases Oklahoma's deep artistic diversity with 27 artists, 114 works

Exhibition highlights variety of disciplines and demographics, plus honors Bert Seabourn with inaugural ArtNow Focus award

OKLAHOMA CITY | July 26, 2021  As befits a state that is home to Native Americans, immigrants, refugees and the descendants of slaves, Oklahoma art contains multitudes. Opening to the public July 30, ArtNow 2021 — the first in Oklahoma Contemporary’s new downtown home — proudly displays the rich diversity of the state’s art community.

In its new biennale format, ArtNow 2021 features 27 Oklahoma artists, led by 2021 Focus Award honoree Bert Seabourn. The inaugural award recognizes the multitalented printmaker, painter and sculptor, who taught at Oklahoma Contemporary for years, for his contribution to the state’s cultural landscape.

ArtNow 2021 hosts 114 works by the following artists, including Seabourn:

  • Sarah Ahmad
  • Rea Baldridge
  • Hoesy Corona
  • Chase Kahwinhut Earles
  • Josh Jaiye Farrell
  • Edward Grady
  • Raven Halfmoon
  • Melissa Jacobs
  • Kreg Kallenberger
  • Karam
  • Carrie Kouts
  • Sam Ladwig 
  • Kyle Larson
  • Sarah Leis
  • Kalup Linzy
  • Amy Maguire
  • Leigh Martin
  • Simphiwe Mbunyuza
  • Mandy Messina
  • Nicole Moan
  • Audrey Peck
  • Gabriel Rojas
  • Tanni’ (Tyra Shackleford)
  • Scott Vo
  • Dan Worcester 
  • XVALA

A concrete artwork consisting of three conjoining sides of a cube with trees, electrical poles and lines protruding toward the center from each side.Curated by guest curator Helen Opper and guest curatorial associate Liz Blood, ArtNow 2021takes visitors through an exciting array of Oklahoma art, ranging from Moan’s ceramic corsets and Kout’s haunting sculptures to Ahmad’s innovatively composed photography and XVALA’s pop cultural meditations on consumerism.

ArtNow 2021 features the work of 27 artists whose practices reflect the vibrant diversity of Oklahoma and of contemporary art,” the curators said in a statement. “There is no one style or form of ‘Oklahoma art’ or one type of ‘Oklahoma artist’ — Oklahoma artists are Indigenous, Black, White, Latinx, Asian, Queer, Nonbinary, Immigrants, Native Oklahomans and everything in between. Art made in Oklahoma is a reflection and adaptation of long-held traditional creative practices as well as an indicator of innovative, investigative, global contemporary artistic modes of production.”

 oklahomacontemporary.org/

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Monday, July 26, 2021

Philips presents Brian Clark's stained Glass onlineAug. 4-Sept.10, 2021



 

Phillips, in Collaboration with HENI, to PresentBrian Clarke: Vespers, a Dedicated Exhibition of Works by World-Leading Stained Glass Artist Brian Clarke

 

On View at 30 Berkeley Square from 5 August to 10 September 2021

 



Brian Clarke b.1953

© Mary McCartney

 

Phillips is pleased to announce Brian Clarke: Vespers – a spectacular exhibition of works on paper by architectural artist and painter Brian Clarke. This debut of Clarke’s monumental new cycle of paintings and mixed media collage will go on view to the public at 30 Berkeley Square from 5 August to 10 September 2021 and will be available for sale via the HENI Leviathan online platform.

 

Delayed for over a year by Covid restrictions, this exhibition’s unprecedented scale now allows Vespers, begun in 2019 and continued again through lockdown, to be seen in its full narrative arc. Over 500 works in watercolour form the centrepiece of the exhibition, in which Clarke uses the form of the poppy as the starting point for a strikingly inventive investigation into abstraction and the liquid nature of colour.

Gathered together, writes Robert Storr, they make “an explosive bouquet of natural beauty at its most ephemeral, given that all truly natural things are inherently ephemeral and that beauty assumes its greatest pitch and poignancy when it has been wounded”, employing Clarke’s unmatched experience working with light to evoke the ‘huge walls of flickering colour’, the ‘harnessed euphoria’ he explores through his practice in stained glass, tapestry and ceramic.

I tried to see if I could capture not so much how a poppy looks, but that feeling that they have of very delicately balancing their beauty on top of those tender stems which drip with great speed out of the flower down to the ground; other times they gather together like communicating things, or cluster to form extraordinary, interwoven heraldic patterns. They feel, when I make them, choreographing some story across the sheet, like little prayers – as near as a post-Darwinian Realist can get to saying a prayer.”  Brian Clarke


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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

A short story: I see "The Smokey Sun & the Moon", as "the dystopian future of a society bereft of reason" ( Oxford Dictionary online)

Hi All, 

Shocked to see a reddish-yellow waxing moonrise, I shot the images below, evening moonrise, 7/20- sunrise 7/21/20. The moon amazed me through the hazy light clouds, followed by the red sunrise, again a hazy light cloud coverage. In actuality, it is difficult to know if clouds or smoke defuse the images offering the orange cast to both. I was reminded of the dystopian images of a different world or science-fiction image offered as an imaginary alternate system from our own. 

The imaginary is now a reality due to the extensive Western American fires smoke polluting the eastern seaboard states. 

Enjoy, best Jamie  

                                    

                                    Forbes, Jamie "The Moon, 8:30 PM 7/20/2021".                                                                                                                                              


                                        Forbes, Jamie, "Sun Rise Through The Tree, 6:07, 7/21/2021" 

 


Forbes, Jamie, "Sun Rise Over The Creek," 6:04, 2/21/2021
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Friday, July 16, 2021

THe Guerrilla Girls are back in Paris: If you keep Women Out They Get Resentful ! Sept 4-Oct.9, 2021

 

Guerrlla Girls, If You Keep Women Out They Get Resentful, 2018, signed poster, 46 x 56 cm
Opening on Saturday September 4, 2021 from 2pm to 8pm
Exhibition from September 4 to October 9, 2021


We are very pleased to inform you that, for the second time, the Guerrilla Girls will occupy the space of mfc-michèle didier.

Since 1985, the Guerrilla Girls have been denouncing a series of behaviours that take place in the art world and which concern sexist and racial discrimination, as well as a series of practices linked to corruption and more generally to politics.

At mfc-michèle didier, the Guerrilla Girls will present their last twelve filmed actions, as well as the posters associated to them. They will also activate, for the first time in Paris, a Complaints Department.
 
"YOUR ASSIGNMENT IS TO THINK OF SOMETHING YOU REALLY WANT TO COMPLAIN ABOUT. THEN, COMMUNICATE YOUR MESSAGE IN A UNIQUE, CREATIVE WAY." Kathe Kollwitz & Frida Kahlo
Complaints department is a device designed to collect complaints and protests in a free and anonymous way.

The public is invited to write down their complaints on sheets of paper and post them on the gallery walls. Rather than confining themselves to their own claims and observations, the Guerrilla Girls leave room here for the construction of a collective protest space.

From 4 September to 9 October 2021, don't hesitate to come and complain!
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info@micheledidier.com — www.micheledidier.com 
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Thursday, July 8, 2021

Smith College Museum of Art, "An Imposing Number of Times", by Amanda Williams is inspired by student-made Black Lives Matter banners. On displat now!

Northampton, MA—July 6, 2021: Two black-and-white banners by artist Amanda Williams have been unfurled on the Elm Street and campus-facing facades of the Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA). The banners represent the first part of Williams’ An Imposing Number of Times, a series of site-specific campus installations commissioned by the museum. Further installations are scheduled for fall 2021 and spring 2022.
The banners’ design and composition were inspired by student-made Black Lives Matter banners displayed on several residential houses on campus. First created by Smith students in 2017 and redone each fall, the house banners prompted Williams to reflect on language and self-determination at Smith College, a place where campus traditions and the house system play a large role in student life. Williams built the abstract composition of her banners emphasizing the texture, materiality and painterly qualities of the house banners. In one of her banners, Williams layers six words over details of three faded house banners. It reads: “live / matterful / black / lives / allies / matter.”
 
According to Williams, “Unfolding over space and time, An Imposing Number of Times transforms the legibility of the glyphs of the handmade BLM banners into something unrecognizable as a means of establishing their potency and liberatory potential.
 
“The meaning of the phrase ‘Black Lives Matter’ seems straightforward at first, yet it is elusive, ephemeral and shifting. The recitation, fragmentation and deconstruction of this phrase and its physical presence on campus via a series of installations will produce a collective bearing witness to how Blackness is navigated and valued in the specific institutional context of Smith.”
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Blank Slate opens with an exhibit of Divine Williams, "Rise of a Movement: BLM", call for viewing appointment.

Divine William's photo exhibit, "Rise of a Movement: BLM", at the newly established gallery and visual studio, Blank Slate, located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. This exhibit will be on display through July 10. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday from 6pm – 10pm and Saturday – Sunday from 1pm – 10pm. This show is the third exhibit of the "Inaugural Summer Series" hosted by Blank Slate. 

Divine Williams, a Trinidadian photographer based in Brooklyn, has been traveling and documenting the aftermath of police brutality and the evolving Black Lives Matter movement for over seven years. This exhibit features her collection "We March for our Brother" (Trayvon Martin, 2013- based in NYC); "Uprising in Ferguson" (Michael Brown, 2014- based in Ferguson, Missouri); “Memorial of Sterling” (Alton Sterling, 2016, based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana); and “The Last Straw”(George Floyd, 2020 based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and NYC). 

Viewings are by appointment only, please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding this exhibit and/or future events. Thank you! 

Best regards, - Jenn Spencer

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Brooklyn, NY 11220
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Monday, June 28, 2021

GAGA IN ARCO MADRID! July 10th.

 



ARCO MADRID
with:

Cosima von Bonin
Josef Strau
Vivian Suter



July 7th - 11th, 2021
Madrid, España!

Josef Strau, Paperweight for the Arcadia Diary, 2007, Domestic desk lamp, bulb, wire, steel, painted steel, printed text, 68 x 46.5 x 69 cm



EXTENDED!!!

Mathieu Malouf
ENDLESS SUMMER

IMAGES

through July 10th, 2021
Gaga, Mexico City





WE MOVED!!!
New location coming soon in LA

 
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Friday, June 25, 2021

On Long Island? Catch JUNE 29 - JULY 4, 2021 HUNTINGTON SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

JUNE 29 - JULY 4, 2021
HUNTINGTON SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL 
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
All performances at the Huntington Summer Arts Festival are FREE and there is NO registration required to attend. All performances will be presented at the Chapin Rainbow Stage, Heckscher Park, Huntington and streamed via facebook.com/HuntingtonArts/live/ and our website
www.huntingtonarts.org unless otherwise noted below.
Performances run through August 8. The schedule will be made available on a weekly basis. Additional information can be found on our websitehuntingtonarts.org. For weather related cancellations go to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HuntingtonArts

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

The Town House presents Roman Fine Art, an exhibition opening of Lizzie Gill:, July 3rd, 4-7PM-

Midnight Sun     Acrylic, image transfer and oil on canvas, 2021      62 x 56 inches


WELCOME TO THE TOWNHOUSE
with Lizzie Gill: Midnight Sun 



Roman Fine Art is pleased to present Lizzie Gill: Midnight Sun, the inaugural exhibition at The Townhouse, a new art space in Sag Harbor, NY, brought to you by Damien Roman, of Roman Fine Art + Hayley Schmitz.  In her newest solo presentation, Midnight Sun, Lizzie Gill explores the relationship between memory and place and how perceptual reversal creates new, imagined landscapes. Gill's paintings are a geotag, geographic or cultural, actual or mythical sites that the artist has seen and reimagined, or imagined without having seen. Working with the found material of an art historical language, she translates these elements onto canvas, creating portals to new vistas. Challenging preconceived relationships, her large scale mixed media paintings utilize the landscape as a tool for self reflection and escapism, encompassing ideas about visual memory and spatial flux. Midnight Sun opens Saturday, May, July 3rd and will continue through Sunday, August 3rd.  Visits to The Townhouse are by appointment only.


We will be hosting a wine reception for the Artist with natural wines purveyor, Nat Out East, Saturday, July 3rd, 4-7pm.


We strongly recommend that you RSVP here, due to limited capacity.
 

 

Lizzie Gill in her Sharon, CT studio.


About the Artist:
Lizzie Gill (American, b. 1989, New York, NY) is a mixed media artist whose work explores themes of retro Americana in a contemporary context. Her work is a nostalgic look at the past and innocence with a contemporary twist, prompting one to question their sense of time and culture. Gill has had solo exhibitions in New York, Miami and San Francisco. Her editorial commissions include The New York Times, Elle, Wired & Vogue. She lives and works in Sharon, CT.

For a PDF of available artworks from this exhibition, please click here.

To make an appointment to view the exhibition, contact damien@romanfineart.com to schedule a viewing.
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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Halifax Art Festival!

59th Annual Halifax Art Festival (FL)
November 6-7, 2021
Application Deadline 7/1/21
Call to Artists
WHAT: 59h Annual Halifax Art Festival
WHERE:  Beach Street area in Historic Downtown Daytona Beach, Florida 
WHEN: November 6-7, 2021 | Sat. 9am - 5pm | Sun. 10am - 4pm
NOTEWORTHY:
  • Limited to 250 juried fine artists and juried fine craft persons
  • Ranked in top 50 for past three years by Sunshine Artist Magazine
  • Estimated 2019 Attendance: 30,000 (source local newspaper)
  • Admission is free to the public
  • Friday Set-up 
  • Booths have storage behind
  • Combined Patron & Fine Art Awards totaling $40,000
  • Festival Chair and staff onsite during festival hours
  • Booth Sitters
  • Security for Friday and Saturday night
  • Comprehensive Marketing and PR campaign
  • Snacks and Water deilvered to your booth
  • Saturday Evening Pizza Party
  • Jury Fees: $40 
  • Booth Fee: $300 (12'x12') Competitive Fine Art (judged for cash awards)
  • Booth Fee: $185 (12'x12') Noncompetitive Artists (not eligible for awards)

The 59th Annual Halifax Art Festival is the 2nd oldest continual art festival in Florida. This Festival is presented entirely by the members of the Guild of the Museum of Arts and Sciences, a dedicated group of volunteers who work nonstop, yearlong, to provide artists with an exceptional opportunity to showcase their work. 

Artists are our number one priority. We invite you to apply to the Halifax Art Festival and see why Daytona Beach is a great place to vacation as well as an exceptional opportunity to showcase your art work. 

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS on ZAPP
Application Deadline: July 1, 2021
Artist Notification: July 8, 2021
Booth Fee Due: July 20, 2021
 
If you have any questions please contact Pam Fieldus, Artist Contact at 386.405.2140 or HalifaxArtFestival@gmail.com

Vist our Website for more information
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