Thursday, November 18, 2010

November 13, 2010 Lecture

Visiting Artists

Michael Henderson

  • Process piece - the creating process is the point not the end result.  It usually ends up as abstract.
  • Use other interests to incorporate into your art such as psychology, philosophy, science, etc.
  • Tools used to make art:  paint, graphics, film, animations, text, photography
  • Evolution of art - use of clocks, salt shaker tops, language diagrams, circles with holes, cylinders, TVs, planets.
  • Repetitive use of objects thorough out works

Tony Shipp

  • Theatre and mystery plays important role in his art, also science and the macabre.
  • Uses found objects - suitcases, shadow boxes, combines sculpture with photography, functional clock making, skulls, bird wings, ouija boards
  • Very skilled  in woodworking
  • Works with history, modifies objects original use
  • Impulse to chop works, influence from building choppers (sculpture) in his early life.
  • Early works combined sculpture and photography, now work with them separately.

Annie Strader

  • Objects have a story - everyone experiences through their own history
  • Nostalgic - use of comforting objects to hold on to the past
  • Use of salt and wax as preservation of history
  • The Bridge Club and performance art, influenced by the 1990s Jenny cam and virtual space
  • Makes the viewer and performer roles ambiguous
  • Currently using ideas of rugs, persian garden designs, taking outside inside as in installation The Distance using dirt, salt, and light bulbs

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