In a recently premiered installation at the Newark Museum of Art, Molly Hatch is taking plates off of the table and onto the gallery wall. Blending craft, design and fine arts in her ceramic objects and installations, Hatch's unique take on a traditional and often under-sung art form is making waves. In her installations, Hatch hand paints a multitude of porcelain plates, which together recreate a pattern or motif often found on a single ceramic object.
The National Gallery of Victoria's Triennial open in Melbourne, Australia this weekend. A "celebration of contemporary art and design practice," the Triennial brings in over 100 artists from around the world. Installed across the museum's diverse galleries, the Triennial creates a dialogue between the new visiting works and the museum's collection.
Looking for a different take on filling the holiday season with light? Head to Houston, where the Day For Night Experiential Art and Music Festival will take place from December 15th through the 17th.
Currents 114: Matt Saunders, the latest exhibition in the Saint Louis Art Museum’s popular series showcasing current and emerging artists, opened November 17th. Saunders' mixed-media work incorporates his own imagery with those from avant-garde film and found photography. Melding painting, photography, animation, and printmaking, Saunders’ exhibit creates an interactive experience of perception and transformation. This free exhibition encourages visitors to examine the relationships not only between Saunders' works but between his show and the rest of the museum.
In the Tower: Anne Truitt
National Galley of Art, Washington, DC
Through April 1, 2018
Last week the Louvre Abu Dhabi surprised many with intriguing (and vague) tweets that they would be displaying Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi. Without offering an explanation as to when or how they would be showing the work, the circumstances surrounding its landmark museum debut remained a mystery.
On November 11th, a museum opened in Abu Dhabi. And as is fitting for a city known for its glittering skyscrapers and luxury accommodations, it wasn't just any museum. A collaboration with the Louvre in Paris, the Louvre Abu Dhabi is being billed as a new culture hub for the Middle East.
An auction of the estate of Harriet Gould is bringing new works by big names to the public. According to the auction house, John McInnis Auctioneers, Gould's son, Jon Gould, was the former Vice President of Paramount pictures, and a close friend of Andy Warhol's. Upon Jon Gould's death in 1986, his belongings, including works by Warhol, Keith Haring, and Jean-Michel Basquiat, were stored in his mother Harriet's attic in Amesbury, Massachusets. Now that her estate is being sold, these newly rediscovered treasures are up at auction.