U.S.A. - ROCKFORD-ILLINOIS - Spaces Within

Imagery relating to the architecture of interior spaces will be explored through the work of fellow Chicago artists Richard Hull and Nicholas Sistler. Each artist presents unique imagery composed of intimate spaces, angles, planes, bold perspectives and exuberant color. The principles of geometry will be further evident in a selection of works from RAM's permanent collection including paintings by Gordon Dorn and Michiko Itatani. A selection of bronzes from the late Chicago artist David Kotker (1961-2005) will add a sculptural element to the exhibition.

Rockford Art Museum 2010.09.10 - 2011.01.09

Website : City of Rockford


U.S.A. - SARASOTA-FLORIDA - Splendid Treasures of the Turkomen Tribes from Central Asia

The Central Asian landscape can be bleak and harsh, but the lives of the Turkomen tribes who inhabit the region are enriched by their skill at creating sophisticated and elaborate jewelry. Splendid Treasures of Turkomen Tribes, an exhibition of recent gifts to the Museum, features objects created in the late 19th to early 20th centuries, focusing on the important milestones and rhythms of daily life of these semi-nomadic people. With social and economic needs to move with the seasons, wealth had to be portable, and so jewelry came to play an important role. These objects provide a unique window into the extraordinary decorative and spiritual elements of these tribes and their pastoral lifestyles. The jewelry, fashioned by Turkomen artists, was created from precious metals such as silver and gold and featured intricate forms and patterns ornamented with semi-precious stones. Reflecting tribal identity and their beliefs regarding time and space and heaven and earth, the geometric shapes and elaborate curved forms capture the cosmos, express desires for safety and continuity, and echo the relationship of the tribal people to their unique physical and cultural environment.

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art 24.04.2010 - 20.01.2011

Website :Ringling Museum of Art

Website : Sarasota

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U.S.A. - SEATTLE-WASHINGTON - James Ensor and Georg Baselitz: Graphic Works

European artists James Ensor and Georg Baselitz worked during very different time periods, came from very different places and never knew each other. Their shared interests in the grotesque, political agitation, the suffering of war and the figure, however, bind them in unexpected ways.
Bringing together more than 50 prints from private collections, this installation pits late 19th-century Belgian artist James Ensor and contemporary German artist Georg Baselitz in an unlikely and provocative dialogue that provides a unique insight into the work of both artists. At the same time, the exhibition highlights the artists’ great skills in etching and other printmaking techniques and demonstrates the strong relevance their work sustains in our present moment in history.

Seattle Art Museum 10.04.2010 - 24.10.2010

Website : Seattle Art Museum

Website : Seattle

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U.S.A. - WASHINGTON.DC - American Modernism: The Shein Collection

This exhibition explores the advent of modernism a century ago through twenty important paintings, sculptures, and drawings by the first-generation American avant-garde. Among the artists represented are Patrick Henry Bruce, Stuart Davis, Charles Demuth, Arthur Dove, Marcel Duchamp, Marsden Hartley, Stanton Macdonald-Wright, John Marin, Georgia O'Keeffe, Man Ray, Morton Schamberg, Charles Sheeler, Joseph Stella, John Storrs, and Max Weber. All works are from the Edward and Deborah Shein Collection, which is distinguished by its remarkable quality and rigorous focus on early American modernism.

National Gallery of Art 16.05.2010 - 02.01.2011

Website : National Gallery of Art

Website : Washington.DC

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U.S.A. - BALTIMORE-MARYLAND - Great Illustrations: Drawings and Books from The Walters’ Collection

Through a selection of drawings and books, this exhibition explores the variety of ways in which 19th-century artists approached the idea of illustration. It features seldom-seen works from the permanent collection, including drawings for Gustave Dore's Holy Bible (1866) and Paul Gavarni’s lively sketches of the London underworld. French, American and British artists' responses to the works of William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens and Jonathan Swift join in the volumes in which they were published.With the birth of lithography and the widespread use of steel and wood engraving, the 19th century saw an explosion in the art of illustration. Illustrated newspapers, magazines and literature, aimed at both adults and children, became more widely available than ever before. For the first time the very latest images by the most fashionable artists could be owend and enjoyed by people at all levels of society. This mass circulation of images also encouraged collecltors to place new value on exceptional and personal expressions, seeking out illustrated autographs and assembling albums of sketches. The 15 works in this exhibition reveal both the popular art of published illustrations and the unique images sought by collectors, which brought literature and imags together in fresh and illuminating ways.

The Walters Art Museum 31.07.2010 - 10.10.2010

Website : City of Baltimore

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