The Modern Art Notes Podcast

Episode No. 565 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast is a summer clips episode featuring artist Sandy Rodriguez.

Rodriguez is included in "Traitor, Survivor, Icon: The Legacy of La Malinche," which is at the Albuquerque Museum through September 4. The exhibition examines the historical and cultural legacy of the Indigenous woman at the heart of the Spanish Conquest of Mexico (1519-1521) known colloquially as La Malinche. The show originated at the Denver Art Museum and was curated by Victoria I. Lyall and independent curator Terezita Romo. This fall it travels to the San Antonio Museum of Art.

Sandy Rodriguez’s work remains on view in “Borderlands” at the Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif. 

Rodriguez’s work explores the methods and materials of painting in works that address Native and colonial histories, memory, and contemporary events. Among her exhibition credits are the recent triennial at El Museo del Barrio, LACMA, the Riverside Art Museum, Art + Practice, Los Angeles, and more.

Direct download: MANPodcastEpisodeFiveHundredSixtyFive.mp3
Category:visual art -- posted at: 5:31pm EDT

Episode No. 487 is a summer clips episode featuring curators Marshall N. Price and Elizabeth Finch.

Price and Finch are the co-curators of "Roy Lichtenstein:  History in the Making, 1948-60." The exhibition examines Lichtenstein's early work, with particular attention to Lichtenstein's synthesis of European modernism, American painting and contemporary vernacular sources. The exhibition is on view at the Colby Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University through January 8, 2023. The excellent exhibition catalogue was published by Rizzoli Electa. Indiebound and Amazon offer it for about $33. From Waterville, Maine, the exhibition will travel to the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, NY, the Columbus Museum of Art, and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Price and Finch are curators at the Nasher and Colby, which originated the show, respectively.

For images see Episode No. 487. 

Direct download: MANPodcastEpisodeFiveHundredSixtyFour.mp3
Category:visual art -- posted at: 7:25am EDT

Episode No. 563 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curator Aleesa Pitchamarn Alexander and artist Katherine Bradford.

Alexander is the curator of "The Faces of Ruth Asawa," a new permanent installation at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University featuring Asawa's Untitled (LC.012, Wall of Masks). Wall of Masks is made up of ceramic face masks Asawa made with the cooperation of friends and visitors. The masks once hung on the exterior of the Asawa family's home. The artwork was the first acquisition made by Stanford's Asian American Art Initiative, which Alexander founded with Stanford professor Marci Kwon, and which she co-leads.

"Faces" also includes three vessels by Asawa’s son Paul Lanier. Each was made with clay mixed with the ashes of Asawa, her husband Albert, and their late son, Adam. Upon Asawa’s death, by her request, Lanier threw these materials into a set of vessels, one for each surviving sibling.

The second segment is a re-air of painter Katherine Bradford's 2018 appearance on the program. This summer, the Portland (Me.) Museum of Art is presenting "Flying Woman: The Paintings of Katherine Bradford," the first solo museum survey of Bradford's career. It was curated by Jaime DeSimone and is on view through September 11. The segment was taped on the occasion of “FOCUS: Katherine Bradford” at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Direct download: MANPodcastEpisodeFiveHundredSixtyThree.mp3
Category:visual art -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

Episode No. 562 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curators Sarah Chasse and Karen Kramer, and artist Jason Garcia (Okuu Pin).

Chasse and Kramer are the co-curators of a new installation of the Peabody Essex Museum's Native American and American collections titled "On This Ground: Being and Belonging in America." The installation joins two separate institutional collections in a way that joins art to 10,000 years of North American history. "On This Ground" often suggests and reveals how art influenced and extended ideas core to the continental story. The installation is on view indefinitely.

Garcia's work -- specifically artworks from his Tewa Tales of Suspense! series -- is included in the PEM's collection and in "On This Ground." Garcia's work often examines and interprets American and Pueblo history in ways that revise old, whites-centering narratives. His work is in the collection of museums such as the Heard Museum in Phoenix, and the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian.

Direct download: MANPodcastEpisodeFiveHundredSixtyTwo.mp3
Category:visual art -- posted at: 5:30pm EDT

Episode No. 561 features author Helen Langdon and curator Erin Garcia.

Langdon is the author of "Salvator Rosa: Paint and Performance," a new biography of the Renaissance painter and actor. The book explains Rosa's thirst for fame, his philosophical pursuits and how they melded with his painting, his acting career, and the ways in which his desire to be a celebrity often interfered with his ability to accomplish his career goals. The book was published by Reaktion and is distributed in the US by University of Chicago Press. Indiebound and Amazon offer it for $25.

Garcia discusses "Chinese Pioneers: Power and Politics in Exclusion Era Photographs," which is at the California Historical Society in San Francisco through August 13. The exhibition offers a CHS collection-driven visual history of the social, political, and judicial disenfranchisement of Chinese Californians -- as well as portrayals of Chinese agency and resilience -- during the Chinese exclusion era.

Direct download: MANPodcastEpisodeFiveHundredSixtyOne.mp3
Category:visual art -- posted at: 4:38pm EDT