Catch these events in June and July
edited by Jen DeRose -- Interior Design, 5/1/2006 12:00:00 AM
In the middle of his career, Pablo Picasso began collaborating with potters at the Madoura factory in Vallauris, France. His Fluffy Haired Woman, a 1964 result of that experiment, is among the ceramic sculptures in "Pursuing Picasso"at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock. They're appearing alongside his paintings, drawings, and lithographs as well as works by contemporaries George Braque, Juan Gris, and Max Beckmann. June 2–September 3; 501-372-4000; arkarts.com.
In "Garry Knox Bennett: Call Me Chairmaker,"the newly reopened Bellevue Arts Museum in Washington presents 52 pieces by this sculptor turned furniture designer. Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, George Nakashima, and Gerrit Rietveld have all inspired Bennett, who works with the band saw, drill press, and milling machine to create unusual effects. His XYZ chair in wood and aluminum channels Rietveld's Zig-Zag from 1934. July 6–November 26; 425-519-0770; bellevuearts.org.
The Tama gallery's "Wet in Summer"beats the New York heat with 30 hand-painted narra-wood canoe paddles, made in Pagsanjan Falls in the Philippines during the 1940's and ''s. Part of the same show, Philippine light sculptor Perry Mamaril keeps things cool with two site-specific water-fountain installations: As the water cascades into Chinese 19th-century ceramic jars, it's lit with neon, LEDs, and fiber optics. June 26–August 5; 212-566-7030; tamagallery.biz.
"Welcome to the Family."That's how Bonner David Galleries of Scottsdale, Arizona, is celebrating six new artists—and 40 new works. Rich Bowman, Bradford Brenner, Michael Carson, Henry Stinson, and James Tormey, all U.S. painters, are joined by Mackenzie Thorpe, a Brit who's jumping stateside with his resin Skipping. June 1–July 5; 480-941-8500; bonnerdavid.com.
What do 100,000 people chatting on the Internet look like? University of California, Los Angeles, associate statistics professor Mark Hansen and Yale University School of Art graphic-design critic Ben Rubin envision them in Listening Post. Part of the electronic-art show "Edge Conditions"at California's San Jose Museum of Art, the piece features a voice synthesizer reading chat-room text simultaneously displayed on 231 miniature computer screens. June 3–November 26; 408-294-2787; sjmusart.org.
"Surfboards by Clement Greenberg"
Through June 24
Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York; 212-327-2526; winstonwachter.com.
"Christian Hellmich: Arrangement"
June 1–July 14
Lehmann Maupin, New York; 212-255-2923; lehmannmaupin.com.
June 3–October 25
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; 212-423-3500; guggenheim.org.
"Show Us Your Drawers"
June 7–August 6
Herron School of Art, Indianapolis; 828-255-1949; furnituresociety.org.
"Richard Bellamy and Mark di Suvero"
June 7–November 15
Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York; 845-534-3115; stormking.org.
NeoCon World's Trade Fair
Merchandise Mart, Chicago; 800-677-6278; mmart.com/neocon.
Affordable Art Fair
Metropolitan Pavilion, New York; 212-255-2003; aafnyc.com.
June 22–September 15
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York; 718-784-2084; ps1.org.
"Kandinsky: The Path to Abstraction 1908-1922"
June 22–October 1
Tate Modern, London; 44-20-7887-8888; tate.org.uk.
"Henrik Håkansson, Artist-in-Residence"
June 24–September 10
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston; 617-566-1401; gardnermuseum.org.
"Full House: The Whitney's Collection at 75"
June 29–September 3
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; 800-944-8639; whitney.org.
July 1–August 15
Michael Hoppen Gallery, London; 44-20-7352-3649; michaelhoppengallery.com.
"Carl Posey: Photography"
Franklin 54 Gallery, New York; 212-627-8690; artnet.com.
"Still Points of the Turning World"
July 9–January 7
Site Santa Fe, New Mexico; 505-989-1199; sitesantafe.org.
July 12–October 1
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt; 49-69-29-98-82-0; schirn-kunsthalle.de.
July 13–September 7
Centre des Arts Saidye Bronfman, Montreal; 514-739-2301; saidyebronfman.org.
East Hampton Studios, New York; 212-268-1522; scope-art.com.
AIA DesignDC 2006
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, D.C.; 202-667-1798; aiadesigndc.org.
Photo San Francisco
Fort Mason Center; 323-937-4659; artfairsinc.com.
July 21–August 10
Ernden Fine Art Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts; 508-487-6700; ernden.com.