Students are expected to attend class and spend at least 4 hours in the studio outside class each week.
Open Studio with Yontz:
Petah Coyne-- you'll love her work.
Wangichi Mutu for style
Shinique Smith -- for use of materials
On Touching, Jean-Luc Nancy
Katrina--humans are nature
Articles and readings from library books.
William Kentridge --style
Donald Teskey--charcoal drawings
Frank Auerbach--charcoal drawings
Read: Fear of the Light: Why we need darkness
Articles from Feminist Theory and the Body.
Time line to Formal Proposal
Week of Sept 15—meet with Yontz with visual pieces related to Fear. Have process available for discussion.
Week of Sept 22--
Finished Fear project and artist statements including analysis of 2 artworks that are influencing your ideas or piece. All these should be emailed the previous week (Sept 15) for review and editing.
Week Sept 29--Ideas for Concept Project with sketches, artists, process complete.
Due October 6: proposal worksheet due.
concept project due.
Due October 20: All work due from first half. Completed project proposal and process on semester project including artists, sketches, prep work, etc.
The remainder of the semester will be spent working on and critiquing work for your final portfolio.
Due November 24: Draft of thesis paper and artist statement.
Greg Navratil, Languid Leaves
Must read this article for October 20 class
Permission to Fail
Ghada Amer, Rose Hearts-E
cut from paper--beatrice coron
week 5--before the mid-term
Read this Art21 article on working in a series. It reinforces the Creative Process I've given you all to use.
The Drawing Center on Wooster Street has a program called, The Viewing Center. Go to this link and see lots of work of contemporary artists working in various media.
Caroline Tavelli-Abar, Stand Alone, Collage Series 1998 - 2005
Cornelia Parker, Hanging Fire
New Links for artists:
Sculpture collages_page turner
Ann Marie Stoehr
Shinique Smith--James Cohan
Nancy Eisenfeld found sculptures
final week instructions
Make appointment to meet.
Email images of work to date.
Email preliminary Artist Statement for review.
Expanded Artist statement must include:
--One paragraph introduction to idea or concept.
--Clear description of each piece.
--Discussion of historic context. This will include artists and other research you are using to inform your work. Research should be integrated into the discussion and a way of informing the viewer about your ideas.
--Concluding paragraph as to how your work creates the meaning you intend.
--It should be at least 3-5 pages.
A real artist statement should be less than one page. It's designed to give viewers of your work a bit more insight into your ideas. In our case, the Expanded Artist Statement serves as a traditional artist statement with additional information making it land somewhere between the statement and a thesis.
It should be well written, well edited and concise. You are writing it for an audience (not me) so it should not sound like a project done for a class, but rather an intelligent, informed, professional document.
December 14 Last Class Final Critique
Have all work done in class to present at final crit. This includes the concept pieces and your personal work based on proposal presented.
Have portfolio ready to present to class.
Have finished Expanded Artist Statement for body of work.
-- Choose one of these concepts:
Concept 1: Representation & Bodies
Concept 2: Systems-Nature-Culture
Andy Goldsworthy-- International Sculpture Center article.
Another article on Goldsworthy
TED talk on Creativity
Vic Muniz on Creativity
Links for the body and sexuality
The Fractured Form
The Body in Fragments-- look at the bibliography at the end for more.
The Idea of Wholeness
Short History of Feminist Art
Eve Sedgwick__Queer Theory
Eve Sedgwick_ homepage
Touching Feeling, Google Book
Links for Nature_beauty and chaos
Romanticism-ideas about nature
Art. Nature. Sublime. Tate Museum
Sublime in Nature
Links for Nature_human ecology, etc.
New Artists for Nature
Look at Drawing and Painting