Month: April 2016

Jake Berthot: In Color

Episode 19: Brooke talks with Betty Cunningham of The Betty Cunningham Gallery in New York about the Jake Berthot exhibition.

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c. Betty Cunningham Gallery

Jake Berthot
Sometimes It’s All I Want 1995
Oil on linen
22 x 18 (55.88 x 45.72 cm)
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Jake Berthot, the chariot...

c. Betty Cunningham Gallery

Jake Berthot
The Chariot, Ghost Dream and The Candle (After Dylan Thomas), 1991
Oil on linen
42 x 48 in. (106.68 x 121.92 cm)
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Featured Image:  Jake Berthot, 105 (Studio), 1990Oil on linen
30 3/4 x 20 3/4 in. (78.11 x 52.71 cm)
signature on back JB15305

 

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Duncan Hewitt

Episode 20 :   Today I talk with Diana Greenwold of the Portland Museum of Art in Maine about the Duncan Hewitt exhibition.

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c. Portland Museum

 

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c. Portland Museum

 

All images used with permission

 

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Matisse Prints & Drawings

Episode 18: Today I talk art with Jay Fisher of  The Baltimore Museum of Art about the Matisse Prints & Drawings exhibition which goes on through July 3, 2016

We had a great chat about Matisse. Jay knew so much about such an interesting figure. I really learned a lot.

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Henri Matisse. Marie-jose in Yellow Dress. 1950. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Marguerite Matisse Duthuit Collection. BMA 2011.211©2015 Succession H. Matisse/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

 

More than 40 prints and drawings demonstrate the continuing legacy of the BMA’s relationship with the Matisse family. Etta and Claribel Cone’s dedication to collecting the art of Henri Matisse established at the BMA one of the most comprehensive collections of the artist’s work.

The close personal relationship between the artist and the Cone sisters provided the opportunity to acquire key works from the late 20s and early 30s while encouraging Etta Cone to collect all aspects of the artist’s work—painting, sculpture, and graphic arts. Recognizing the unique character of the BMA’s Matisse collection, recent gifts from the family have now established the BMA’s holdings as the most comprehensive collection of Matisse prints in North America.

The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation in New York made a promised gift of an impressive group of prints from the artist’s later years. A major gift from the collection of Marguerite Matisse Duthuit included prints as well as remarkable drawings related to a masterwork from the Cone Collection, The Yellow Dress.

 

Matisse Prints & Drawings Press Release

BMA Voices: The Yellow Dress, part 4

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Blue Nude, Souvenir de Biskra

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Philadelphia In Style: A Century of Fashion

Episode 17  :  Today I chat with Dr. Kirsten Jensen, Ph.D. of the Michener Art Museum, in Pennsylvania about the Philadelphia In Style exhibition. We talk all about how fashion, as well as accessibility to fashion has evolved through the years.

 

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Hook & Knowles (England, 1850–c.1930s), Shoes, c. 1918, Polychrome silk brocade with silver kid, crystal, and metal,Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection, Drexel
University, Gift of Mrs. Upton Sullivan, Photo by Michael J.Shepherd

 

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Richard Tam (American, 1941-1990),Dress (detail), c. 1968, Silk Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection, Drexel University, Gift of Mrs. Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Purchased at NanDuskin. Photo by Michael J. Shepherd
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Tribout Shop, John Wanamaker, Hat, c. 1960, Wool, silk, Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection, Drexel University, Anonymous donor. Photo by Michael J. Shepherd
All images  used with permission.

 

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The Real Nitty Gritty

Episode 16 : Today I chat with Nicole Royse, curator at the monOrchid Shade Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona. We talk all about The Real Nitty Gritty exhibition, which ended on March 27, 2016.

The Real Nitty Gritty exhibit originated in 1997. Artist, Pablo Luna was at the helm. He put together a group of talented graffiti artists from around the country. It was such a hit, they have been doing it ever since.

The Real Nitty Gritty exhibit featured  El Mac, Mando Rascon, Pablo Luna, Lalo Cota, and Thomas Breeze Marcus and others.

The monOrchid is an art gallery & event venue in Phoenix, Arizona.

All images used with permission.

Clockwise: Lalo Cota;Breeze, mando Rascon, move, Lalo Cota, Angel Diaz, Keith Knight; move, el Mac, mando Rascon, Pablo Luna; Keith knight

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Ansel Adams

Episode 15:  On this episode, I talked with Curator, Allison Slaby of Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston Salem, NC. We talked all about the Ansel Adams exhibition as well as an upcoming exhibition she created on Grant Wood and the American Farm.

Ansel Adams exhibit gets record breaking attendance

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Ansel Adams (1902-84), perhaps the best-known photographer in American history, developed a system for creating luminous, vivid landscape photographs in sharp contrasts of black and white. He then printed his film negatives with meticulous attention to craft.  Adams’s manner of framing and capturing both magnificent, large-scale landscape formations, and small, exquisite natural objects created icons of the American wilderness.

 

Mount Denali and Wonder Lake, Denali National Park, Alaska, 1948

Ansel Adams (1902-1984); Sunrise, Mount McKinley, Mount McKinley National Park, Alaska; 1948; Gelatin silver print; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas; P1969.26

Adams subscribed to the romantic tradition of American landscape, an artistic lineage that included major American painters—including Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, and Albert Bierstadt —whose work anchors the collection of Reynolda House Museum of American Art. 

Adams took his first photos with a Kodak Brownie camera at age 14 during a family vacation to Yosemite National Park, and he would return to Yosemite regularly throughout his life. An early and passionate environmentalist as well as an artist, Adams advocated powerfully for wilderness preservation, national park creation, and the Sierra Club, with which he was affiliated from the age of 17.  His goal was “to rekindle an appreciation of the marvelous.” 

This exhibition’s debut in North Carolina coincides with the centennial of the National Park Service, which marks its 100th anniversary in August 2016. The National Parks Conservation Association has joined Reynolda House as the National Outreach Partner for the exhibition. During the exhibition season, Reynolda House will embark on a series of events and talks focused on themes of sustainability and preservation, highlighted by an Earth Day event co-presented by Wake Forest University.

 

Vernal Fall, Yosemite Valley, California, ca 1948

Ansel Adams (1902-1984); Vernal Fall, Yosemite Valley, California; ca. 1948, printed 1963; Gelatin silver print; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas; P1966.11.6

These forty breathtaking photographs by the renowned artist-photographer have never been on view together, and Reynolda House is the exhibition’s only venue.

This exhibition’s debut in North Carolina coincides with the centennial of the National Park Service, which marks its 100th anniversary in August 2016. The National Parks Conservation Association has joined Reynolda House as the National Outreach Partner for the exhibition. During the exhibition season, Reynolda House will embark on a series of events and talks focused on themes of sustainability and preservation, highlighted by an Earth Day event co-presented by Wake Forest University.

 

Moonrise Over Hernandez, New Mexico, 1941

Ansel Adams (1902-1984); Moonrise over Hernandez, N.M.; 1941, printed 1965; Gelatin silver print; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth Texas; P1965.41

Oak Tree, Snowstorm, Yosemite Valley, California, 1948

Ansel Adams (1902-1984); Oaktree, Snowstorm, Yosemite; 1948, printed ca. 1972; Gelatin silver print; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Gift of Friends of Photography; P1972.43.2

Ansel Adams: Eloquent Light has been organized by the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas.

 

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Adrian Chu Redmond

Episode  14 :   On this episode, I chat with Adrian Chu Redmond whom I met through a mutual friend. She brings great art to my hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina.

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We talk about her Shadow & Light exhibition she has going on at the at the Hagan Fine Art Gallery in Charleston April 1st; changing careers, the beauty of doing something you love for a living, the art of networking, the necessity of community, our great friend, Chic….Anything and everything.

 

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Moment of Grace, c. Adrian Chu Redmond

 

 

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Via dei Condotti, c. Adrian Chu Redmond

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A Tasting for Two, c. Adrian Chu Redmond

 

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Grace, c. Adrian Chu Redmond

 

Paintings in Hagan Fine Art exhibit

 

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12: South Mississippi Art League Group Show

Episode 13   : On this episode, I talk with Julia Reyes of Negrotto’s Gallery & Framing about the 12: South Mississippi Art League Group Show.

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We talk about the state of the art in Biloxi, Mississippi, Negrotto’s Gallery & Custom Framing, SMAL, the group show, dogs, the importance of community, among other things.

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c. Negrotto’s, South Mississippi Art League

 

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c. Negrotto’s, South Mississippi Artist League

 

 

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c. Negrotto’s, South Mississippi Art League

 

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