Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Noticing from Foster Gallery

The first piece selected was Amanda Hughen's "Sepidemic"

I noticed....honey comb shapes, repetition, over- lapping and layering, the use of paint, color, ink and graphite, the biology/science like forms, use of a stencil, depth, crystal like forms, thick layering of lines creating a larger mass, cells, geometric shapes, sharp angles and soft curves, bright orange, dots of paint, circular forms, texture and pattern, bottom and top layers, movement, variety in line weight, technicality, raised texture of paint.

Next was Cal Lane's "Untitled #2"

I noticed....the use of the color red, an older map-like style, the decorative and ornate quality, weight and heaviness of the metal, three different pieces that once were a barrel, lightness created by negative space, the world, pattern and repetition, the top and bottom pieces are not red, shadow shows clearing behind the piece and melts within it becoming how it is viewed as a whole, figures, movement and flexibility, geometry, space between the wall and the metal, creases in the metal. 

Lastly I selected Taylor Fraiser's "Densities and Reflections"

I noticed...the large strokes of a brush, clearing and adding of paint, two layers, rounded and circular forms, glass and wood, painting in front and behind, my reflection, texture and movement, spatters of paint moving around, scale, shadow from the front piece on to the back wood, two pieces unsure if they are to be viewed together, one seems to be much more additive, placed on the floor, large gestures, black and white. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Project 1, Science related.

For our first drawing III project we are to select a topic within science and ask a question. Through research and dialogue we will than create work from this and hopefully gain a better understanding of the topic.

This past semester in advanced life drawing I had chosen to research the topic of cloning, which in this case is very closely related to science. My research led me to new discoveries and through my work I was led in different directions. I felt near the end of the semester my work was leaning more towards the connection, possibilities and fictional creations of both human and animal. 

This is where my ideation for drawing III came in. Staying in the realms of science I wish to explore the relations of human and animal. I am interested in what makes us so very different, and what makes us very alike. How do we place ourselves above something just as alive as we are? I wish to explore this topic in a more humorous and illustrative way, juxtaposing our daily routines with the routines of an animal. Maybe even creating my own creatures in the process. I found a few artists who have stayed within these similar areas of the junction of nature, animal and culture. 
  • Nicolas Primat: sculpure, video, and drawings
  • Kira O'Reilly: performance
  • Jill Greenberg: photographer
  • Russ Mills: illustrator
  • Delaney Jane Larson: drawings, paintings, print and sculpture
  • Jenny Kendler: drawings, paintings, photography