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George Herms

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features George Herms.

Herms’ work is presented in a new, two-volume monograph called “George Herms: The River Book.” The book includes new pictures of Herms’ work, photographs as well as texts by both Herms and Dave Hickey. It was just published by Hamilton Press. Amazon offers it for under $60 — a 40 percent discount.

Herms is also the subject of a new exhibition presented by Fluent Collaborative and testsite in Austin, Texas. Titled "LOVE George Herms," the exhibition includes a selection of Herms’ found-object suclptures and more recent collages. It was curated by Sarah Bancroft and will be on view through October 19.

Herms came to prominence in California in the 1950s, one of a group of artists who accumulated found objects into wondrous sculptures. Herms work has been the subject of numerous retrospectives, including at the Newport Harbor Art Museum (1979) and at the Santa Monica Museum of Art (2005). Herms has been awarded three National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, the Prix de Rome from the American Academy in Rome and a Guggenheim fellowship. 

This is Herms’ Coffee Table Book with Blue Marble (1990) from the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It’s an example of how Herms uses rust as ‘patina,’ a subject he discusses with host Tyler Green on this week’s MAN Podcast.

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George Herms

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features George Herms.

Herms’ work is presented in a new, two-volume monograph called “George Herms: The River Book.” The book includes new pictures of Herms’ work, photographs as well as texts by both Herms and Dave Hickey. It was just published by Hamilton Press. Amazon offers it for under $60 — a 40 percent discount.

Herms is also the subject of a new exhibition presented by Fluent Collaborative and testsite in Austin, Texas. Titled "LOVE George Herms," the exhibition includes a selection of Herms’ found-object suclptures and more recent collages. It was curated by Sarah Bancroft and will be on view through October 19.

Herms came to prominence in California in the 1950s, one of a group of artists who accumulated found objects into wondrous sculptures. Herms work has been the subject of numerous retrospectives, including at the Newport Harbor Art Museum (1979) and at the Santa Monica Museum of Art (2005). Herms has been awarded three National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, the Prix de Rome from the American Academy in Rome and a Guggenheim fellowship. 

This is Herms’ Coffee Table Book with Blue Marble (1990) from the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It’s an example of how Herms uses rust as ‘patina,’ a subject he discusses with host Tyler Green on this week’s program.

How to listen to this week’s show: Listen to or download this week’s program on SoundCloud, via direct-link mp3, or subscribe to The MAN Podcast (for free) at:

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George Herms

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features George Herms and curator Cornelia Homburg.

Herms’ work is presented in a new, two-volume monograph called “George Herms: The River Book.” The book includes new pictures of Herms’ work, photographs as well as texts by both Herms and Dave Hickey. It was just published by Hamilton Press. Amazon offers it for under $60 — a 40 percent discount.

Herms is also the subject of a new exhibition presented by Fluent Collaborative and testsite in Austin, Texas. Titled "LOVE George Herms," the exhibition includes a selection of Herms’ found-object suclptures and more recent collages. It was curated by Sarah Bancroft and will be on view through October 19.

Herms came to prominence in California in the 1950s, one of a group of artists who accumulated found objects into wondrous sculptures. Herms work has been the subject of numerous retrospectives, including at the Newport Harbor Art Museum (1979) and at the Santa Monica Museum of Art (2005). Herms has been awarded three National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, the Prix de Rome from the American Academy in Rome and a Guggenheim fellowship. 

This is Herms’ California Landscape (1978) from the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. 

On the second segment, Cornelia Homburg discusses her forthcoming show "Neo-Impressionism and the Dream of Realities." The exhibition, which opens at The Phillips Collection on September 27, presents neo-impressionism less as formal innovation in painting, and more as a response to symbolist music and writing. The exhibition catalogue is available from Yale University Press.

The Modern Art Notes Podcast is an independent production of Modern Art Notes Media. The program is edited by Wilson Butterworth. The MAN Podcast is released under this Creative Commons license. 

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World War I in art

This weeks’ Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights three collection-driven exhibitions that mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. The three exhibitions — at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Toledo Museum of Art and at the Dallas Museum of Art — take strikingly different approaches to showing how the Great War impacted artists. 

The third segment of the show focuses on the Dallas Museum of Art’s Kathe Kollwitz: A Social Activist in the Era of World War I.” Exhibition curator Michael Hartman discusses life on the German home front, and Bread! (1924, detail above) by Kathe Kollwitz. 

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World War I in art

This weeks’ Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights three collection-driven exhibitions that mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. The three exhibitions — at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Toledo Museum of Art and at the Dallas Museum of Art — take strikingly different approaches to showing how the Great War impacted artists. 

First, VMFA curator Mitchell Merling discusses his exhibition "The Great War: Printmakers of World War I," which is on view through November 11. While we mostly think of German artists as synthesizing their World War I experiences through print-making, Merling’s show looks instead at how British and American artists portrayed the war through prints. 

Then the Toledo Museum of Art’s Paula Reich will discuss her exhibition "The Great War: Art on the Front Line," up through October 19. The show features paintings, sculpture and works on paper about the war and the home front. Among the highlights of the exhibition are Max Beckmann’s great 1923 painting The Trapeze, Picasso’s 1918 gouache Person Seated at a Table Plucking a Dead Bird, and Otto Dix’s great 1924 print of shell craters. 

Finally with the Dallas Museum of Art presenting "Kathe Kollwitz: A Social Activist in the Era of World War I," I’ll chat with exhibition curator Michael Hartman. His exhibition focuses on life on the German home front and includes works by Kollwitz, Ernst Barlach, Max Pechstein and more. 

The Modern Art Notes Podcast is an independent production of Modern Art Notes Media. The program is edited by Wilson Butterworth. The MAN Podcast is released under this Creative Commons license. 

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Eric Fischl

If you’ve watched any of the US Open tennis coverage, you’ve likely seen this sculpture, Eric Fischl’s Soul in Flight (2000, detail above). Installed at the Billie Jean King U.S. National Tennis Center, the sculpture is a memorial to Arthur Ashe.

Fischl was a guest on The Modern Art Notes Podcast in 2013, when his excellent memoir "Bad Boy: My Life On and Off the Canvas" came out. Our sister site Modern Art Notes named “Bad Boy” one of the best art books of 2013. 

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Dorothea Lange on PBS' "American Masters"

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features documentary filmmaker Dyanna Taylor and art historian and author Judith Zilczer. 

Taylor is the director of the forthcoming PBS "American Masters" documentary on the life and work of Dorothea Lange. Titled "Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning," the film looks at Lange’s life from her upbringing outside New York City, to her emergence as a major American photographer. Lange is best-known for her work chronicling the Dust Bowl era, but her oeuvre includes much more, including pictures of Depression-era labor strife, the internment of Japanese-Americans and early environmentalist documentary photography. Such was Lange’s stature that just after she died in 1966 the Museum of Modern Art devoted just its sixth retrospective of a photographer’s career to her work. 

"Grab a Hunk of Lightning" premieres on PBS stations this Friday, August 29. Check your local listings to see if your PBS station is airing it at that time.

Taylor has won five Emmy awards for her work as a cinematographer and director of photography, and as also won a Peabody Award for the “American Masters” episode “Winter Dreams: F. Scott Fitzgerald.” She’s currently at work on a documentary about James Turrell and Roden Crater. Taylor also happens to be Lange and husband Paul Taylor’s granddaughter. 

This is a portrait of Lange taken by Pirkle Jones in Monticello, Calif. as the two photographers worked on their 1956 “Death of a Valley” project. Check out MANPodcast.com all day today for images from the series!

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Dorothea Lange on PBS' "American Masters"

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features documentary filmmaker Dyanna Taylor and art historian and author Judith Zilczer. 

Taylor is the director of the forthcoming PBS "American Masters" documentary on the life and work of Dorothea Lange. Titled "Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning," the film looks at Lange’s life from her upbringing outside New York City, to her emergence as a major American photographer. Lange is best-known for her work chronicling the Dust Bowl era, but her oeuvre includes much more, including pictures of Depression-era labor strife, the internment of Japanese-Americans and early environmentalist documentary photography. Such was Lange’s stature that just after she died in 1966 the Museum of Modern Art devoted just its sixth retrospective of a photographer’s career to her work. 

"Grab a Hunk of Lightning" premieres on PBS stations this Friday, August 29. Check your local listings to see if your PBS station is airing it at that time.

Taylor has won five Emmy awards for her work as a cinematographer and director of photography, and as also won a Peabody Award for the “American Masters” episode “Winter Dreams: F. Scott Fitzgerald.” She’s currently at work on a documentary about James Turrell and Roden Crater. Taylor also happens to be Lange and husband Paul Taylor’s granddaughter. 

Throughout the Depression Lange was interested in billboards — one of America’s first mass media — and in the ways the messages on the billboards contrasted with the conditions she found on her travels. Lange captioned this picture Toward Los Angeles, California (1937)Keep an eye on MANPodcast.com today for more of Lange’s pictures of billboards.

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Teresita Fernández

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Teresita Fernández and Los Angeles County Museum of Art curator Stephanie Barron. 

Fernández has created a major new series of installations for MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass. Titled "As Above So Below," the exhibition moves through the museum’s architecture to create enormous vistas and smaller, more intimate moments with sculpture. The show includes three large-scale installations that are informed by Fernández’s interest in landscape, art about landscape, and our perception of landscape, including Black SunSfumato (Epic) and Lunar (Theatre). Curated by Denise Markonish, “As Above So Below” is on view through March, 2015. The exhibition is accompanied by a sleek, handsome 96-page book.

This is a detail of Fernández’s Black Sun as installed at MASS MoCA. 

In 2005 Fernández received a MacArthur Foundation “genius” fellowship, and she currently serves on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. She has been the subject of solo exhibitions at MOCA North Miami, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Artpace, the ICA Philadelphia, Castello di Rivoli outside Turin, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and others. 

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Teresita Fernández

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Teresita Fernández and Los Angeles County Museum of Art curator Stephanie Barron. 

Fernández has created a major new series of installations for MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass. Titled "As Above So Below," the exhibition moves through the museum’s architecture to create enormous vistas and smaller, more intimate moments with sculpture. The show includes three large-scale installations that are informed by Fernández’s interest in landscape, art about landscape, and our perception of landscape, including Black SunSfumato (Epic) and Lunar (Theatre). Curated by Denise Markonish, “As Above So Below” is on view through March, 2015. The exhibition is accompanied by a sleek, handsome 96-page book.

This is Fernandez’s Sfumato (Epic) as installed at MASS MoCA.  

In 2005 Fernández received a MacArthur Foundation “genius” fellowship, and she currently serves on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. She has been the subject of solo exhibitions at MOCA North Miami, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Artpace, the ICA Philadelphia, Castello di Rivoli outside Turin, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and others. 

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