April 8th, 2012, Art & Pancakes

Who can resist bunny cupcakes*? Happy Easter. Some art news tidbits for your Sunday morn. ~b

Excellent reading…..Surveying Arts Residencies Today: How to Make It Happen Part I, Part II and Part III

From ARTNews, article by Robin Cembalest: ‘The Last of a Kind’ Painter Antoni Tàpies, descendant of Picasso and Miró, did not leave an heir apparent. From the article: Soon after Spain’s most famous artist died, El Periódico, a newspaper in his native city of Barcelona, published a spread with a plaintive headline: “No One Like Tàpies.” http://www.artnews.com/2012/04/05/the-last-of-a-kind/

Some great videos posted by Pier 24 by photographers Doug Rickard: A New American Picture and John Chiara: Oakland Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridgehttp://www.pier24.org/programs/videos.html

Some pretty incredible mobile cell phone photographs on view at ArtHaus, San Francisco, now through June 30th, 2012. http://the-mpas.com/mobile-photo-awards-exhibit-at-arthaus/

Sad, sad loss this past week….Sculptor Elizabeth Catlett, barred from US during McCarthy era, dies in Mexico at 96. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/famed-sculptor-elizabeth-catlett-dies-in-mexico-at-96-known-for-activism/2012/04/03/gIQAp3xltS_story.html

Anno Domino has been picked Best Art Gallery in the 2012 MetroActive Best of Silicon Valley. http://www.metroactive.com/best-of-silicon-valley/2012/best-museums-galleries.html  Congrats to a great gallery!

Planning to drop ~$3500. (body only) on the Canon EOS 5D mkIII? Some light leak issues have been reported, as demonstrated on F-Stoppers (with video link) http://fstoppers.com/news-5dmk3-light-leak-issue-surfaces  yoiks

Ten strange cameras http://flavorwire.com/276849/strange-cameras?all=1

Damien Hirst’s art life is beginning to sound like a 80’s night-time soap drama: First, the Tate bans a Hirst critic from coming to his exhibition opening, ‘Censorship claims after scourge of Hirst is denied entry to the Tate’ http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/news/censorship-claims-after-scourge-of-hirst-is-denied-entry-to-the-tate-7609013.html  Then from the Daily Mail, ‘Art critic Julian Spalding was banned from Damien Hirst’s Tate exhibition but we smuggled him in’  http://bit.ly/I5iJj7 and said critic reviews it.   Golly, get out the popcorn. I’m not too big on a museum banning an art critic to openings, but this is really like some episode of Dynasty.

Kurt Cobain’s paintings http://www.thefix.com/content/original-kurt-cobain-art7069

Good reading from Temporary Art Review…Off-Center: Or, Why I Don’t Live in New York by James McAnally, executive regional director of Temporary Art Review, St. Louis.  http://tinyurl.com/773uulx

SJSU Out & About”
SJSU Professor Emeritus Rupert Garcia will be honored at Kala Art Institute’s 2012 Art Gala and Auction along with Bay Area artist Deborah Oropallo. The Auction exhibition opens April 12 – 27, 2012 with the free Preview Party/opening of the Silent Auction onThursday, April 12, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. The Auction Gala honoring Professor Garcia and Ms. Oropallo takes place on Saturday, April 28th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm. Also in the auction are SJSU Alumni Binh Danh, Fanny Retsek, Noah Wilson, and SJSU Professor Mel Adamson. Tickets link: http://www.kala.org/auction/

San Jose’s Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Lation Americana/MACLA will be having their 14th Annual Art Auction ‘Latino Now’ on May 19th, 2012, with the artwork currently on view now until the auction. SJSU Alumni Betty A. Davis, Pilar Agüero Esparza, Gwen Mercado-Reyes, Nora Raggio, Cristina Velazquez, and Aimee Santos all have work in the exhibition/auction. Link to the auction site: http://hosted-p0.vresp.com/846925/74c6f4447c/ARCHIVE

Apologies in advance if I have excluded any participating SJSU alumni.

*Delicious image taken at Gayles in Capitola (the happiest gastronomic place on earth, imho)


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