Saturday, January 30, 2016

Hirshhorn and Latin American artists

Since 2014, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library (HMSG) has received grants totalling $15,000 to catalog materials of Latin American artists.

Details here:

Interesting that one of the things that they have collected is a recent catalog of Cuban artist Sandra Ramos show in New York. At the same time, the Hirshhorn has not once, but twice been offered original paintings by Ramos as gifts from two separate collectors and both times the museum has declined them. 

Most unusual vintage watercolor at auction

Someone in Florida has this most unusual watercolor that I did at the University of Washington School of Art in 1977 as part of some class assignment.

It was an early exploration of my interest in tattoos as art and a predecessor to my current "Written on the Body" series. It has a starting bid of $150, which is a steal for works of that period.

Bid on it here.

Wanna go to an opening tonight?

Renée Stout: Tales of the
Conjure Woman

American University Museum
at the Katzen Arts Center

January 26 - March 13, 2016

Opening Reception: Tonight, Saturday, January 30, 2016, 6:00pm - 9:00pm 

Renée Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman opens at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center on January 30, 2016 and will remain on view through March 13, 2016. A gallery talk with the artist will take place on Saturday, January 30, 5-6pm and opening reception will take place 6 - 9pm.

The exhibition features recent work by Washington, DC-based Renée Stout, who is best known for her exploration of vestigial retentions of African cultural traditions as manifested in contemporary America.

For many years, the artist has used the alter ego Fatima Mayfield, a fictitious herbalist/fortuneteller, as a vehicle to role-play and confront issues such as romantic relationships, social ills, or financial woes in a way that is open, creative, and humorous. The exhibition focuses on the artist's assumed role through an array of works in various media. As Stout explains, "The common thread running through bodies of my work of the past several years is the continuing need for self-discovery and the need to understand and make sense of human motives and the way we relate and respond to each other."

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