Hello from the inside. This is the “stay at home” version of my column. Hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy.
Here are some online exhibitions and videos to enjoy.
Hauser and Wirth gallery is currently presenting an online exhibition of Louise Bourgeois Drawings 1947-2007. Bourgeois is quoted as saying that “Drawings are thought feathers, they are ideas that I seize in mid-flight and put down on paper.”
18th Street Arts is offering some interesting content, such as a video called Milk Debt by artist Patty Chang. Go ahead and visit their website. Chang’s performance involves the fears of people in Los Angeles. The fears will be recited in-camera or live by one or more performers for the artist’s solo exhibition at 18th Street’s Airport Gallery in Summer 2020.
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National Museum of Women in the Arts has several online exhibitions and it is a good idea to spend some time on their website as there is lots to see. For example, Delita Martin, Calling Down the Spirits.
The Whitney Museum of Art has posted a terrific video in conjunction with their current exhibition, Making Knowing: Craft in Art 1950-2019, of artist Liz Lou discussing the creation of her iconic Kitchen .
The Seattle Art Museum presents Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstract Variations. 17 works from the 1910s to the 1930s are displayed to explore her unique approach to abstraction. At the heart of the installation is Music, Pink and Blue, No. 1, a recent addition to SAM’s collection.
The Renwick Gallery in the Smithsonian American Art Museum is featuring an important exhibition, Hearts of our People: Native Women Artists. This exhibition aims to recognize their achievements, dating from antiquity to the present, made in a variety of media from textiles and beadwork, to sculpture, time-based media and photography. Over 80 works of art demonstrate the contributions of many Native American contributors.
Video and images can be found here on their website.
Mickalene Thomas Better Nights is an exhibit at the Bass Museum of Art in Florida. This body of work is Inspired by the local New Jersey play ‘Put a Little Sugar in my Bowl’ organized and performed by the artists’ mother, friends, and family as well as the parties hosted by the artist’s mother in the late 1970s. It is presented as an installation that will transform the galleries into an immersive art experience for the duration of the exhibition. The installation embodies an apartment environment, conceptually reconstructed according to the domestic aesthetic of the period, including faux wood paneling, wallpaper and custom seating reupholstered with the artist’s signature textiles. An extension of Thomas’ artistic universe, the installation incorporates both work by the artist and a curated selection by Thomas featuring work by emerging and prominent artists of color, with the prop-like tableau echoing the collage-like compositional style of Thomas’ paintings. (Bass Museum). View the exhibition online.