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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Experiential Art Student Work, Instructor Arran Jackson



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Ephemeral Marks In The Landscape, Assignment Guidelines

Guidelines:
  • Make drawings (2) drawings that leave temporary marks in a landscape. 
  • Each drawing should occupy approx. a perimeter of 5' (width)  x 5' (height). Depth is your choice.
  • Photograph each drawing from multiple angles. Also, include detail shots. 
  • The final solution can also be a video. 
  • Post images on your blog. 
  • Title each drawing. 
  • Write a brief statement for each drawing. 
  • Present your work to the class.

Materials:
  • The only materials/tools you can use are objects or items in/ near the area (this includes your body).

Visual Inspiration:

  • Check out visual examples here on the blog. Look under the title "Ephemeral Marks in the Landscape". 


ephemeral |əˈfem(ə)rəladjectivelasting for a very short time: fashions are ephemeral.• (chiefly of plants) having a very short life cycle.nounan ephemeral plant.DERIVATIVESephemerality |əˌfem(ə)ˈralədēnoun.ephemerally adverb.ephemeralness nounORIGIN late 16th cent.: from Greek ephēmeros (see ephemera-al.

Diana Cooper, Artist















Link here to artist's website. 

Jaga Jarosiewicz, Artist


Jaga Jorosiewicz's body of work has explored, piooneered and incorporated the history of language in her text based paintings. Layered handwritten language, symbols, and marks are a central motifs for this work which transforms a column into a work of art. The content exceeds the limits of the literal meaning and is integrated into a massive pattern-subtext-texture. The building up of layers of writing is a metaphor for language as the structure of culture and communication.
Jaga Jorosiewicz is a graduate from the University of Torun, Poland, received her Master's Degree in Painting and Art Education in 1976. In 1978 she completed a two year apprenticeship program in Tapestry at the Academy of Fine Art in Poznab. Jaga began her early history in Poland as a contemporary master of fiber and textile art, resulting in the purchase of 6 of her major works for the permanent collections of the Central Museum of Textiles in Lodz and Poznan's National Museum of Art. Jaga's carreer now spans 22 years. She has participated in 14 solo exhibitions and over 30 group exhibitions in cities such as Stockholm, Budapest, Munich, London, Melbourne, Glasgow, Mexico, Chicago, and Toronto. She lives and works in Toronto.

Above image and text from Cafka Contemporary Art Forum. Link here

Artist website link here

Spatial Tape Drawings, Assignment Guidelines

Guidelines:
  • Make three (3) three-dimensional drawings. 
  • If you begin your drawing on a two-dimensional surface, you will have to figure out a way to extend a tape line off of the surface into space. 
  • The body counts as a flat surface. If using the body, you will have to extend tape lines from the body to another surface. 
  • Your drawing can exist in space, relying on a surface or object for "anchoring". 
  • Each drawing should occupy approx. 5' x 5'. Width and height. Depth is your choice.
  • Think outside the box - ceilings, sidewalks, corners, cracks, doorways, spaces such as under the table, between trees.
  • Photograph each final solution. Take multiple photos as well as detail shots. 
  • Post images on your blog. 
  • Title each drawing.
  • Write a brief statement for each drawing.
  • Present your work to the class. 
Materials:
  • Use only painters tape.
  • Can be any color, or multiple colors, and any width.
Visual Inspiration:

  • Artist and student examples found here on the blog. Go to the right column and click on category "Tape" and "Tape Student Work".

The artists below are not using tape as their medium, but their work may offer you inspiration for this assignment. You can find more of their work by googling their name. 

Eva Hesse

Judy Pfaff

Sarah Sze

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

White Paper Drawings, Assignment Guidelines

This assignment requires you to produce two (2) drawings. 
Bring both drawings to the next class. 

Materials:
  • 2 sheets of good quality, white paper, 22" x 30" (Rives BFK) or cut your paper roll to measure 21" x 24" (paper roll measures 42" x 30'). 
  • white gesso
  • brushes/water
  • scissors/exacto
  • Rembrandt Black pastel
Drawing #1
-Cut/tear paper and reassemble using white gesso. 
-Final solution will measure 8" x 10 (approx.) in perimeter. Depth can be any dimension you choose.
-Do not use any other materials than the ones listed above. 
-Must use every piece of paper - no scraps left over. 


Drawing #2
-Cut/tear paper and reassemble using white gesso.
-Add Rembrandt black charcoal to the drawing. Can add when gesso wet or dry or a bit of both. 
-Final solution will measure 8" x 10 (approx.) in perimeter. Depth can be any dimension you choose.
-Do not use any other materials than the ones listed above. 
-Must use every piece of paper - no scraps left over. 

What to put on the blog:
1. At least two professional images of each drawing. 
2. At least one detail image of each drawing. 
3. "Label" info for each drawing: title, medium, size (length" x width"). If your drawing has dimension on the surface your measurements will be length x width x depth. 
4. Artist statement for each drawing or one statement for both drawings.