Francesca Woodman, Untitled, (1975-1976)
Above is a contact sheet produced by Woodman while attending the Rhode Island School of Design. It shows Woodman in her studio interacting with hand drawn images of geometric shapes with which her body seems to interact. Although she did produce a series of images that included a male friend, the vast majority of Woodman’s work revolves around the female body…usually her own. “It’s a matter of convenience,” she said. “I’m always available.” But even as an adolescent posing for herself, her photographs weren’t about her. She was simply the model in the photograph. That approach became more and more intentional as she matured as a woman and as a photographer. As her work progressed, Woodman as a person tends to disappear from the images. We rarely see her face; only her body.
Everitt Clark, Cloud. Richmond. Last week to view this exhibition at Hillyer Art Space!
Call for entries: Flesh & Bone. Open until May 12, learn more here: http://hillyerartspace.org/current-exhibitions/juried-exhibition/
Artist Name: Hudson Gardner
Join us tomorrow evening at 7:00 for this month’s Third Thursday film screening: “Gerhard Richter Painting,” directed by Corinna Belz. As always, fresh homemade popcorn is provided. A $5 donation is greatly appreciated to continue the public programs at Hillyer.
About ”Gerhard Richter Painting”:
"In his "Hanhwald” studio in Cologne, painter Gerhard Richter (b. 1932) is grappling with a fiddly tripod. He then sets up the camera, focusing on one work which has been painted over in grey. He refines a second painting with a palette knife. It’s clear that the creative process behind Richter’s works, which all seem so spontaneous, is actually the result of a lengthy process of searching and experimentation. Based on live sequences out of his daily work, tracking shots and historic TV interviews from the 60’s and 70’s, this unique documentary illustrates the creative process of one of the most important contemporary painters, who the Süddeutsche Zeitungclaimed “saved painting in the 21st century”."
We are grateful to our partners, The Goethe-Institut Washington. The Goethe-Institut Washington organizes and supports cultural events that present German culture abroad and that further intercultural exchange. Of special interest to us are film and exhibition projects. Our language department offers German courses, workshops and seminars for teachers of German as a Foreign Language, as well as a wide-ranging testing program to prove proficiency in German.
Museum Monday: In collaboration with the Calder Foundation, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has organized the major retrospective of Alexander Calder, Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic. Highlighting many of his most iconic kinetic sculptures - including stabiles and mobiles fashioned from wire and metal - Calder and Abstraction is on view at LACMA through July 27, 2014.
Opening this Wednesday, April 16, is Alexander Calder: The Art of Invention, our inaugural exhibition at Pace Menlo Park, a pop-up gallery space at 300 El Camino Real in Menlo Park, California. On display through May 13, the exhibition will feature monumental stabiles, bronzes, standing and hanging mobiles, colorful gouaches, and wearable jewelry.