Saturday, November 17, 2012

Saturday Links

 'The Snowy Day' and the art of Ezra Jack Keats

Linda Lee Alter Collection of Art by Women: The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) presents "The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making their World," on view for the first time; an exhibition of over 200 works from the Linda Lee Alter Collection.

Alter wished to form a collection of art made by women that eschewed a single philosophy, style, or political viewpoint. She chose to collect works that were diverse and presented a a multiplicity of voices trying to make sense of their world.

Linda Connor at Haines Gallery

From Two Worlds, Linda Connor's sixth solo exhibition with Haines Gallery, pairs two seemingly divergent perspectives. The first is The Olson House portfolio, in which she photographs the Olson House, a 200-year-old farmhouse made iconic through the paintings of Andrew Wyeth. She infuses this well-known site that is rife with Americana with her unique approach to the mystic and sacred.

The second revisits Connor's well-known, pictures of spiritually charged sites, but these works are newly displayed as large-scale photographs, printed on silk bringing to bear a presentation that encourages an immersive reassessment of her content and intention.

Georges de La Tour (France, Vic-sur-Seille, 1593 - 1652). The Magdalen with the Smoking Flame, circa 1638-1640
Caravaggio at LACMA

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is presenting Bodies and Shadows: Caravaggio and His Legacy, an exhibition devoted to the legacy of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571 – 1610), one of the most influential painters in European history. Caravaggio’s striking realism, violent contrasts of light and darkness, and ability to express powerful emotions were as surprising to his contemporaries as they are to us today. In this exhibition many of the innovations introduced by Caravaggio were adopted by painters from different countries, backgrounds, and influences.

Trimpin at the Berkeley

 Matrix 244 introduces a sculptural sound installation by the internationally acclaimed Seattle-based artist Trimpin, whose work is foremost about visualizing sound. A MacArthur Fellow (1997) recognized for his creative investigations of acoustic music in spatial contexts, Trimpin often uses salvaged and reconfigured instruments and technological equipment to extend the traditional boundaries of instruments and the sounds they produce.

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