Blanton Museum announces more exhibits for 2014-2015
The Blanton Museum of Art has announced its 2014-2015 season:
James Drake: Anatomy of Drawing and Space (Brain Trash) October 19, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Anatomy of Drawing and Space (Brain Trash) represents the culmination of two years of active creation by contemporary artist James Drake. Beginning in 2012, the artist committed himself to drawing every day. The resulting 1,249 drawings of wild animals, human figures from anatomy books, scientific formulas, personal portraits and art historical figures are rendered in pencil, ink and charcoal, often with collage and stencil work. Displayed as expansive grids across multiple gallery walls, the drawings reveal a layering of Drake’s enduring preoccupations and references— from communication and culture to violence and addiction. This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties February 15 – May 10, 2015
Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties offers a focused look at artwork from a decade defined by social protest and America’s struggle for racial equality. Featuring approximately 98 paintings, sculptures, and photographs by Richard Avedon, Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Mark di Suvero, Barkley Hendricks, Jacob Lawrence, Robert Rauschenberg, Faith Ringgold, Andy Warhol, Jack Whitten and others, the exhibition highlights the wide-ranging aesthetic approaches artists used to address the fight for social justice. This exhibition was organized by the Brooklyn Museum.
Impressionism and the Caribbean: Francisco Oller and His Transatlantic World
June 14 – September 6, 2015
Puerto Rican painter Francisco Oller (1833–1917) emerged from the small art world of San Juan in the1840s to become one of the most distinguished transatlantic painters of his day. Over the course of 20 years spent in Europe, Oller participated in pioneering movements such as Realism, Impressionism, and Naturalism. Placing his work within a larger artistic, geographic, and historical context, the exhibition also features paintings by Paul Cezanne, Winslow Homer, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and other Impressionist masters. This exhibition is organized by the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
Natalie Frank: The Brothers Grimm
July 11 – November 15, 2015
Written between 1812 and 1857, the Grimm’s fairytales are known and loved by children the world over. What is less known is that these stories were originally intended for adults, with later editions expunged of their explicit sexuality and violence. Using the original, often graphic versions of these stories as a point of departure, artist Natalie Frank explores the intersection between body and mind, reality and fiction in forty gouache and chalk pastel drawings. Through Frank’s renderings, the stories’ eccentric symbols spring to life, challenging viewers’ imagination. This exhibition was organized by the Drawing Center, New York.