Thursday, August 25, 2016

Delita Martin/Lauritzen Wright/Nina Katchadourian/Andrew Kilgore

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click to enlarge Delita Martin's "Daughter of Night," 2016,  gelatin printing, conte, acrylic, relief, lithography, hand-stitching and decorative papers, 50 x 39 inches.
  • Delita Martin's "Daughter of Night," 2016, gelatin printing, conte, acrylic, relief, lithography, hand-stitching and decorative papers, 50 x 39 inches.

click to enlarge Nina Katchadourian's "Lavatory Self-Portrait in the Flemish Style No. 15," 2011, C-Print, 8.25 by 6 inches. - CATHERINE CLARK GALLERY
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  • Nina Katchadourian's "Lavatory Self-Portrait in the Flemish Style No. 15," 2011, C-Print, 8.25 by 6 inches.
The Bradford Art Museum at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro is celebrating its one-year anniversary tonight with the opening of what promise to be super exhibitions of portraiture and a talk by printmaker Delita Martin, formerly of Little Rock but now living in Houston. A reception starts at 5 p.m.; Martin's talk is at 6 p.m.
 
Martin is actually showing work from several series, which will occupy three galleries. "Night Women" features new large-scale portraits, a mix of printmaking, stitching and collage, of women of color and includes work from her "I Walked on Water to My Homeland" series as well. She also has an installation, "Dinner Table," of hand-drawn portraits on plates; the 
click to enlarge Tad Lauritzen Wright's "Venus Pulling a Thorn from her Foot," 2016, India ink on Arches paper, 22 by 14 inches.
  • Tad Lauritzen Wright's "Venus Pulling a Thorn from her Foot," 2016, India ink on Arches paper, 22 by 14 inches.
title references Judy Chicago's "Dinner Party" and is about women gathering to "lift each other up."

Photographer Nina Katchadourian of Brooklyn is showing self-portraits of herself in "Seat Assignment: Lavatory Self-Portraits in the Flemish Style." Katchadourian shot the photos of herself in airplane bathrooms with a camera phone and dressed in seat covers, toilet tissues and hand towels. Included in the show is a video, “In a Room Full of Strangers.”
 
Tad Lauritzen Wright of Memphis is showing drawings in the exhibition "Continual Myth" that depict mythological characters in a whimsical style. He'll give a talk about his work in upcoming weeks.  

click to enlarge Andrew Kilgore, "Bruce Robertson," 1980, photograph, 14 by 11 inches.
  • Andrew Kilgore, "Bruce Robertson," 1980, photograph, 14 by 11 inches.
"Arkansas Neighbors" is an exhibition of portraits by Arkansas photographer Andrew Kilgore from ASU's permanent collection, which includes work from Kilgore's "Fayetteville Townfolk" series.

The exhibitions run through Oct. 9 at the BAM, which is open noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive. 

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