ATW Links for the week of July 13-19, 2014


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Looking for something to read? Wondering what the latest art news is? The ATW team is always searching for interesting art events, important art news and fun art stuff online. Here are a few of our favorite links we found this week:

KC - Mehdi Ghadyanloo, and his mural-painting company Blue Sky Painters, has turned Tehran into an outstanding open-air gallery loaded with optical illusions and 3D painting. Ghadyanloo is fully backed up by the city’s municipality, who also want to promote mural art in Tehran. Click here to read more.

 

Linda – Art history nerds will be drooling over the Dallas museum schedule this fall. I am particularly excited for Faces of Impressionism at the Kimbell and Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse at the DMA.

Logan - This blog posting is on Tristan Perich’s exhibition,”Machine Drawings” currently on view at the Georgia Museum of Art. Tristan is a contemporary artist and composer, and has built a machine that is creating 60 ft. wall-drawings on three of the walls in the museum over the next 6 month. The machines “use randomness and order” to make these large-scale art-pieces. It formulates an interesting dialogue between technology, art, and the role of the artist. There is a history of artists becoming more and more removed from the physical creation of their works. Similarly, Perich has removed himself completely from the physical creation of the end-drawings, but has taken it a step further by also removing himself from any conscious, or subconscious input in the final composition. It’s an interesting conversation because while he has nearly removed himself entirely from the end product, he was very much involved with the physical creation of the machines and the idea of their purpose so therefore you could argue just the opposite. What do you think?

Richard – Love him, hate him. I don’t know, but I want to see this. Jeff Koons: A Retrospective

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Art This Week-Otis Jones + Bret Slater

At Holly Johnson Gallery
Otis Jones + Bret Slater
Bret Slater Interview
Episode 213-July 21, 2014


This week, we visit Holly Johnson Gallery and speak with Bret Slater about his work in the exhibition Otis Jones + Bret Slater. This is part two of three interviews we did in conjunction with the exhibition. Look for our interview with Otis Jones and our interview with Otis and Bret together. The exhibition is up through July 26, 2014.

Show Notes:
Holly Johnson Gallery
1411 Dragon Street
Dallas, Texas 75207
And thanks to Valley House Gallery and Sculpture Garden for letting us film in the garden!

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ATW Links for the week of July 6-12, 2014

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Looking for something to read? Wondering what the latest art news is? The ATW team is always searching for interesting art events, important art news and fun art stuff online. Here are a few of our favorite links we found this week:

KC - Art in America interviews Israeli-born artist Izhar Patkin about his survey, “The Wandering Veil,” which is currently on view at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. “The Wandering Veil” tackles poetic interpretation, multiculturalism, representation and unresolved issues with the use of pleated canvases of tulle netting printed with haunting images. 

Linda – You might not know the name Quentin Blake, but you have almost certainly seen his work. He was the illustrator for all of Roald Dahl’s children’s stories and his illustrations are finally getting their own museum show.  I couldn’t hep but smile remembering how my brother and I would stay up past bedtime to read those stories by flashlight.

Logan - I am always intrigued by functional art, and art that changes our everyday landscape. I don’t necessarily think it’s pretty, but it definitely makes you look twice and want to go inside. It was built near a school, so is meant to “encourage students to think differently”. Click here to see images.

Richard – An older link, but interesting background on Abstract Expressionism

 

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Art This Week-The Spanish Gesture: Drawings from Murillo to Goya in the Hamburger Kunsthalle

At The Meadows Museum
The Spanish Gesture: Drawings from Murillo to Goya in the Hamburger Kunsthalle
Jens Hoffmann-Samland Interview
Episode 212-July 7, 2014


This week, we visit The Meadows Museum and speak with Jens Hoffmann-Sammland about the drawings in the exhibition, The Spanish Gesture: Drawings from Murillo to Goya in the Hamburger Kunsthalle. For more information on the Hamburger Kunsthalle, click here. The exhibition is up through August 31, 2014.

Show Notes:
Meadows Museum
5900 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205
And thanks to the San Antonio Museum of Art for letting us film in the garden!

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Art This Week-Sightings: Bettina Pousttchi

At The Nasher Sculpture Center
Sigthings: Bettina Pousttchi
Bettina Pousttchi Interview
Episode 211-July 2, 2014


This week, we visit The Nasher Sculpture Center and speak with Bettina Pousttchi about her work in the exhibition, Sightings: Bettina Pousttchi. The exhibition has been extended through August 17, 2014.

Show Notes:
Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora Street
Dallas, TX 75201
And thanks to Valley House Gallery and Sculpture Garden for letting us film in the garden!

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Art This Week-The John Wilcox Space
Rick Brettell, Gabriel Ritter and David Wilcox in conversation

Part 1: Discussion

Part 2: Questions

Filmed May 29, 2014 at The Wilcox Space
In late May, Dr. Rick Brettell, Gabriel Ritter and David Wilcox sat down to talk about the work of the Dallas artist, John Wilcox. Here, the three discuss the life and art of John. John died in 2011. Since then, his brother David has begun the process of researching and cataloging John’s work. David has turned the loft, where John lived, into a gallery space to show John’s work. You can find more information on the research and see many of John’s paintings at johnwilcoxart.com. This talk coincided with the exhibition, John Wilcox: Selected works 1980-83. In the late 70s and early 80s, John lived in several places, including California and Texas. This exhibition focuses on his work during his California years. In these videos, we hear David give a brief biography of John during this time, Gabriel discusses the art historical context of John’s work and Dr. Brettell moderates the discussion and gives some insight into the life of John. In addition, the audience consisted of friends of John.
A special thanks to David Wilcox, Dr. Rick Brettell, Gabriel Ritter, Pierrette Lacour and Barry Whistler. And thanks to David for letting me use photos of John and his work. All photos used are Copyright © 2013, The Ioannes Project.

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