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Beryl Korot. "Video — Text/Weave/Line," 2011. Photo courtesy of the artist and Jaffe-Friede Gallery.

Beryl Korot. "Video — Text/Weave/Line," 2011. Photo courtesy the artist and Jaffe-Friede Gallery.

In this week’s roundup Beryl Korot prints and weaves video, Jenny Holzer is honored, artists explore being American, several others celebrate creating art in Los Angeles, and more.

  • Beryl Korot‘s exhibition, Video — Text/Weave/Line, is on view at Jaffe-Friede Gallery in the Hopkins Center for the Arts (Hanover, NH).  Video, print and weaving are all connected through the fundamental unit of the line, and it is this theme that resonates throughout her works at the gallery.  Korot’s use of various mediums also marks the passage of time, from the days of traditional weaving to our current of use modern visual technology.  This exhibition closes December 4.

  • James Turrell unveiled a new landmark for the Bay Adelaide Centre in Toronto.  At the top of the building an extension of the glass skin beyond the rooftop becomes a series of “sails” that gives the building profile a distinctive identity. The lobby features a chapel of art inside its front lobby by Turrell.  Tall glass pieces display shifting tapestries of light–polyphonic compositions of color and movement.
  • Jenny Holzer is one of three honorees slated to receive a National Arts Award.  Americans for the Arts will present the awards October 17 at a gala dinner in New York City.  Holzer will be honored for outstanding contributions to the arts.
  • Julie Mehretu‘s latest work is at The Davison Art Center at Wesleyan University as part of the traveling exhibition Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu.  This is the first comprehensive exhibition of prints produced by the artist thus far in her career. Accompanying the show is a 44-page color catalog with plates of the prints and an essay by Siri Engberg, curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.  The work is on view until December 11.