This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Jack Whitten and was taped in front of a live audience at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.
MCASD just opened the first Whitten retrospective. Titled "Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting," and curated by MCASD’s Kathryn Kanjo, the exhibition features 60 canvases from the early 1960s through this year. The show reveals how, at a time when so many artists shrugged off painting, Whitten intensified his interest in the medium by marrying acrylic and canvas to conceptual strategies in an effort to address key issues in art and American society. After it closes in San Diego on January 4, 2015, it will travel to the Walker Art Center and the Wexner Center for the Arts.
This is the second time Whitten has been on The MAN Podcast. Last year he talked with host Tyler Green on the occasion of an exhibition at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University.
The image above is Whitten’s Dead Reckoning (1980), one of the ‘squeegee’ canvases that Green and Whitten discuss on this week’s program.
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The Bruce High Quality Foundation at Almine Rech Gallery.
Curator Valerie Cassel Oliver and artist Robert Hodge working in the gallery to put the final touches on Destroy and Rebuild. Join us for the opening reception of Robert Hodge: Destroy and Rebuild this Friday night starting at 6:30PM. For more information click here.
Robert Hodge’s work has just been delivered! We’ll keep you up to date on the install progress as we prepare for the opening reception of “Destroy and Rebuild” on October 3!
Above: Images taken at last night’s performance by Nathaniel Donnett at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Donnett’s work is featured in the exhibition Nothing to See Hear on view through November 30. Click here to learn more.
Above: A behind the scenes look at Robert Hodge’s work in process.
See Hodge’s work in Destory and Rebuild at CAMH opening October 3rd. Learn more here.
Robert Hodge, Pow, Nobody Now, 2014. Mixed media on reclaimed paper and medium density fiberboard, 42 x 31 inches. Courtesy the artist.
Houston-based artist Robert Hodge’s work will be on view at CAMH in his solo exhibition “Robert Hodge: Destroy and Rebuild.” More information is coming soon!
Thanks to all who came out for the opening weekend of Funk, God, Jazz & Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn! Our for installations by Bradford Young, Xenobia Bailey, Otabenga Jones & Associates, and Simone Leigh are open again this weekend, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12–6.
Hope to see you there!
Project Row Houses is proud to announce that Founder Rick Lowe has been named in the 2014 class of MacArthur fellows. The MacArthur Fellowship, commonly referred to as the “MacArthur Genius Grant,” is a prize awarded annually by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to residents of the United States who “show exceptional merit and promise for continued and enhanced creative work.”
Rick Lowe, who started Project Row Houses in 1993 alongside James Bettison (1958-1997), Bert Long (1940-2013), Jesse Lott, Floyd Newsum, Bert Samples, and George Smith, has sought to better his community by nurturing and supporting it through art, education, economic development, community building, and the preservation of relevant architecture. Through PRH and the fruition of socially engaged art, Lowe and his work have inspired numerous projects throughout the United States and beyond its borders.
“All of us at Project Row Houses are so proud and excited that Rick has received this prestigious recognition from the MacArthur Foundation. It will enable him to continue to perform his work in local communities,” said Linda Shearer, Executive Director of PRH. “Project Row Houses is now 20 years old and poised to embark on new initiatives into the future. We know he will continue to be a vibrant catalyst in transforming community through the power of art, and look forward to his next steps.”
The MacArthur Fellows Program awards unrestricted fellowships to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits as well as a marked capacity for self-direction. Nominated anonymously by leaders in their field, fellows receive a stipend of $625,000, paid over the course of five years, to use as they see fit.
Congratulations Rick Lowe!
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Installation view of Nathaniel Donnett, Nothing to See Hear at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 2014. photo: Paul Hester.
Debra Barrera, “Together Forever (detail)” 2014, low altitude model rocket, parachute, painted photo backdrop, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist, Kristen Cliburn and Moody Gallery. Photo: Paul Hester, 2014.
See it at CAMH in Right Here, Right Now: Houston.
Above: Pom-pons by Travis Boyer. Join us on Family Day next month and learn to make your own pom-pons! Learn more here.