Friday, October 21, 2011

Studio X research!

We have to utilize what techniques we have learned in our Studio X classes to reflect one project for Core Concepts. My Studio X classes consist of photography, sculpture, and print art. I've got to find examples of SPACE TENSION, Space camouflage, and Space reversal.
Let's do this baby.

I can't find the artist, but it's a kinetic sculpture. 

Dale Inglett, Patriarch, Matriarch 2009.  Monoprinting, which is a style of print art.

Diane Arbus. Child with a toy hand granade. NYC. 1962.
Tension=grenade. Done.


I guess this is more of a performance piece, but I still think it has to do with sculpture. 

yay German Artists!

Aidan Strudwick, "Camouflage" Acrylic monoprint, 2009.

Fred Lebain, "A spring in New York" Of course I have to find a New York Artist.


This is Judith Scott, someone I remember watching a documentary on maybe two years ago. She was born deaf and with Down Syndrome. She used art as a healing method, and it turned out it was her calling! What makes her work interesting is that instead of putting her found objects on the outside of the sculpture, she encases a story of objects on the inside, wrapped up in string so no one can see them. I really enjoy her work.



Annie reviewed my book, which is a box-like panel book.
She said some positive things, such as the concept was a good idea, and she really liked the book when she looked at it in the sunlight. She liked the opacity of the paper.
Some of the problems that arose was that the book was the unevenness of the book, the scale, and the design on the side. The windows had nothing to do with the book, and the design behind the windows did not really make sense to the overall piece.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Ray Johnson: The Process of Art

Ray Johnson's Process of Art is intriguing in the way he sold and exhibited his artwork. He played these intricate mind games with other people, for reasons unknown. Very quirky and intelligent, his work was definitely innovative and creative.
What I enjoyed of Ray Johnson's work was his 27 portraits of that one random guy. He just does work for the sake of making beautiful art, not to make money or be famous or whatever. Ray Johnson did work because he wanted to, and I do find that inspiring.