U.S.A. - TEMPE-ARIZONA - Lasting Impressions: Japanese Prints from the ASU Art Museum

Yoshu Chikanobu, Bamboo Joints: Chronicle of the Dan-no-ura Helmets, Koto, (1898) woodblock print, 13 13/16 x 9

Lasting Impressions will feature approximately 60 Japanese prints spanning from the 18th century to contemporary artists. It also includes essays on the prints researched by the fall 2009 Japanese Art History Seminar class taught by Dr. Claudia Brown, professor of Asian art history, School of Art, Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts. This project continues the museum’s efforts to transcend the students’ traditional experiences at ASU with direct curatorial experience beyond classroom walls. This will be the first Japanese print exhibition from the print collection of the ASU Art Museum, Jules Heller Print Study Room.

ASU Art Museum 28.08.2010 - 27.11.2010

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Susan Chrysler White
Yin & Yang Kachinas, 2010 Acrylic and enamel on plexiglas, Variable

This exhibition assembles paintings, drawings, sculpture, and installation by artists who mine artistic precedents for source material, style, or technique. A common practice throughout the history of art, these methods of visual quotation allow viewers a point of recognition and artists a means of critique. Carrie Ann Baade’s autobiographical parables combine fragments of Renaissance and Baroque religious paintings, resulting in surreal landscapes inhabited by exotic flora, fauna, and figures. Addressing 21st century consumerism and production, Laurie Hogin’s monkey portraits infuse 17th-century Dutch still life with pointed social commentary. Julie Heffernan’s large-scale self-portrait landscape paintings quote a variety of 17th and 18th century old masters—Northern Renaissance and Spanish Baroque, among others—with an underlying consciousness of notions of femininity. In her whiteware vases and lush paintings, Jane Irish combines references to conceptual artists working in the mid-20th century—such as Marcel Broodthaers and Joseph Beuys—with elements of French Rococo painting, architecture, and porcelain production. Works by artists such as Annette Davidek, Sara Sosnowy, and Susan Chrysler White draw influence from plant illustration and William Morris wallpaper designs, while recalling the female-dominated Pattern and Decoration movement of the 1970s. René Treviño layers Victorian wallpaper designs with figures and animals associated with masculinity as an exploration of the artist’s self-identity (as a gay Latino male). Whether exploring the human condition, notions of beauty, or personality in popular culture, the artists included work both within and outside of the art historical “canon.”

Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts 13.08.2010 - 02.01.2011

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© Christopher Rauschenberg

The Marche aux Puces at Saint-Ouen, just outside the city limits of Paris, is said to be the greatest flea market in the world. "It is a museum of antiques, a P.T. Barnum sideshow, a life size dollhouse, a fever dream," says photographer Christopher Rauschenberg.
A series of his photographs, Marche aux Puces, is featured in the Main Gallery of the Griffin Museum September 9 through November 7.
"This exhibition is a salute to the dealers of Saint-Ouen, who have created this stream-of-consciousness dream world in search of commerce but in search of poetry, too," says Rauschenberg. "These photographs of this dream world somehow tell me things that I had an inkling of and that I hope to someday almost know."
Rauschenberg, a native of New York, has a degree in photography from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. He taught art and photography at Marylhurst University in Oregon from 1982 to 1996.
In 1995, he organized a group of a dozen artists to join him in a nine-year long photographic exploration and documentation of the city of Portland, http://www.griffinmuseum.org/www.PortlandGridProject.com. He and a second group of artists are working on a second, nine-year re-exploration.
In 1997 and 1998, Rauschenberg took three trips to Paris and re-photographed 500 of the images made of the city by Eugene Atget between 1890 and 1927. He's had solo shows and participated in group shows around the world.
A resident of Portland, Oregon, he is co-founder and past president of Photolucida, a photography festival formerly called Photo Americas. He is co-founder, co-curator, and board chairman of Blue Sky Gallery, where for more than 34 years he has co-curated and co-produced 650 solo exhibitions and 45 group shows. He is also co-founder and a member of the co-op Nine Gallery. He has edited and produced some 60 art and photography publications.

Griffin Museum of Photography 09.09.2010 - 07.11.2010

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U.S.A. - WINTER PARK-FLORIDA - A Mas­ter of Mod­ernism: Wood­cuts and Paint­ings by Charles Turzak

The son of Czech immi­grants, Charles Turzak (1899 – 1986) enjoyed a long and pro­lific career as a mas­ter wood­block print­maker, painter, WPA mural­ist, com­mer­cial illus­tra­tor and a beloved art teacher. His crit­i­cally acclaimed graph­ics of the expand­ing urban sky­line in his home­town of Chicago and work­ing class heroes epit­o­mized the Mod­ern Art move­ment in Amer­ica in the 1930s. Over forty wood­cuts and paint­ings will be on dis­play dat­ing from the 1930s to 1960s and include views of Chicago land­marks, his­tor­i­cal Amer­i­can fig­ures, Czecho­slo­va­kian land­scapes and impres­sions of Orlando, Florida, where he retired in 1958.

The Albin Polasek Museum 01.09.2010 - 14.11.2010

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