U.S.A. - Louisville-Kentucky - City/County : Photographs from the Henry V.Heuser, Jr. Collection

Garry Winogrand 1928-1984 - Histrionics on Bench from the series Woman are Beautiful 1975 - Gelatin siver print

Since his youth, Louisville businessman and philanthropist Henry V. Heuser, Jr. has loved art and has evolved into an ardent collector.
Beginning in the 1970’s, Heuser became especially interested in the work of contemporary American photographers and through the years has built a collection containing hundreds of photographic works.
This celebration of Heuser’s achievement as a collector and museum supporter, will feature work by some of the country’s most important photographers, including Harry Callahan, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Ray Metzker, Aaron Siskind, and Garry Winogrand.

The Speed Art Museum - 07.06.2009 - 13.09.2009


U.S.A. - Lincoln-Nebraska - Jun Kaneko

Jun Kaneko is internationally recognized for his large ceramic dangos (the Japanese word for dumpling). This summer Sheldon Museum of Art will present a two-part exhibition of Kaneko’s work that will explore the relationship between painting and sculpture. On May 11, seven Kaneko ceramic sculptures were placed in the Museum’s Great Hall. On June 19, Play's the Thing: The Paintings and Objects of Jun Kaneko will open in three second-floor galleries. Both exhibitions will be on view through October 11.
To view images of the sculptures in the Great Hall please click: Jun Kaneko sculptures.
To watch a short video, produced by NET Television, about Jun Kaneko please click: Arts in Nebraska, Monumental Minimalist.
For more information about the artist and his work, please click Jun Kaneko web site.

Sheldon Museum of Art - 11.05.2009-11.10.2009

Website : Sheldon Museum of Art

Website : Lincoln

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U.S.A. - Houston-Texas - Amy Blakemore: Photographs 1988-2008

Houston-based Amy Blakemore takes photographs in order to explore the ways in which memory both records and transforms visual information. Employing the camera as subjective tool, Blakemore (born 1958) has compared the activity of photography to the process of gathering broken bits and lost objects discovered serendipitously during long walks. "Instead of picking up stuff," she states, "I leave with a flat, squared-off record of things and people in space." Amy Blakemore: Photographs 1988—2008 surveys Blakemore´s mature career with a carefully distilled selection of 36 works, ranging from early black-and-white street photographs to her lushly colored portraits and landscapes.


On view through Sunday, September 13, 2009 at the Audrey Jones Beck Building


U.S.A. - Knoxville-Tennessee - Made in Hollywood

Clarence Sinclair Bull -1895-1979- Elizabeth Taylor 1948 - John Kobal Foundation

Drawn from the rich archive at the John Kobal Foundation in London, this exhibition focuses on the stars, the sets, and the scenes created by the film industry and memorialized by the most important photographers who worked in Hollywood from 1920 to 1960.
Featuring more than 90 vintage prints, Made in Hollywood offers a glimpse into the world of fantasy, glamour, and perfection that the image makers produced. Kobal (1940-1991) was a leading Hollywood historian who collected prints by some of most important photographers working in Hollywood during its golden era: Ernest Bachrach, Margaret Bourke-White, Nikolas Muray, Clarence Sinclair Bull, Eugene Richee, George Hurrell, and many others.
Their subjects are drawn from the pantheon of the greatest stars produced during the golden age of Hollywood: Garbo, Dietrich, Swanson, Cooper, Harlow, Gable, Hepburn, Bogart, and many others.

Knoxville Museum of Art - 08.05.2009 - 06.09.2009

Website : KMA

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U.S.A. - Boise-Idaho - Devorah Sperber-Threads of Perception

After the Mona Lisa 2 - 2005

In the second exhibition in BAM’s Threads of Perception series, New York artist Devorah Sperber combines commonplace materials with simple optical devices to investigate the connections between art, perception and technology. Her works address the complex relationship between the way we think we see and the way that the brain actually processes images. Her most recent works examine famous paintings from art history. Sperber uses the computer to pixelate the images and then reproduces the pixels with thousands of spools of colored thread. She then inverts the spool-constructed pictures so that the image is viewed up side down and recognizable only when viewed through an acrylic sphere. To the naked eye the thread spool sculpure appears as patterns of color, but when viewed through the specially designed acrylic sphere, the images spring into focus. Sperber's works were recently presented at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and the Brooklyn Museum and featured in articles in the New Yorker, the New York Times and Sculpture Magazine.

Boise Museum of Art - 20.06.2009 - 20.09.2009

Website : Boise Museum of Art

Website : City of Boise

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