Sunday, December 13, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
If that doesn't work just youtube "Skinny Session 9" effing horrible, you'll see the making of, click on that, and then you'll see the one that just says "Skinny" click on that and you'll see it.
So I just wanted to share that with everyone.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
The crew working with paper is making some cool stuff.
Everyone enjoy the weekend and have safe return trips for those traveling.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Jeremy Fish, who is one of my favorite artists, is having his first museum show down in laguna and his body of work is huge and amazing. seriously, check it out! i was fortunate enough to have caught his show at the fecal face gallery in SF last spring.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
I think every artist should use Exquisite Corpse to get their juices flowing (creative ones that is).
Its a game that can be played with words or images. It is thought to reveal the collective unconscious of the group.
Exquisite Corpse is a collaborative poetry game that traces its roots to the Parisian Surrealist Movement. The name "Exquisite Corpse" comes from a line of poetry created while playing the game: "The exquisite corpse will drink the young wine." Exquisite Corpse is played by two or more people, each of whom writes a few words on a sheet of paper, folds the paper to conceal part of it, and passes it on to the next player for his or her contribution. You can make up rules if you wish, and there are various ways to play. Its a great way to be creative with your buddies! I have had a blast countless times with Exquisite Corpse drawings and poems.
Exquisite corpse drawings (prints, paintings, etc.) work the same way as the poems. Draw something, cover or fold over most of the image and pass it on. The next person adds on to what you created (without knowing what it is). The results are phantasmagoric!
As an example, the following is an Exquisite Corpse composed by the intrepid Academy staff using the sentence construction Adjective, Noun, Verb, Adjective, Noun:
Slung trousers melt in a roseate box.
A broken calendar oscillates like sunny tin.
The craven linden growls swimmingly. Blowfish.
A glittering roof slaps at crazy ephemera.
I'm always down for an exquisite corpse so if you wanna try one, hit me up!
more npr picture show
found his sketches amusing
Thursday, November 19, 2009
This combined with my lack of enthusiasm for the sheer amount of prints we have to crank out by the opening has me stressed. I've got no idea how I'm going to manage to crank out ten different prints by the second week of December. This may be easy for some, but I think I interpret things a little bit more literally since I'm a graphic design major. Each of my prints is going to have its own theme to it and I worry that I won't have the time to make each one complete. For the moment, I'm just gritting my teeth and hoping that everything will turn out better than I expect.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
the artist that does a lot of thom yorke and radiohead's artwork is a printmaker! check out stanley donwood's prints. theres a mixture of screen and lino.
btw... dont forget about tom huck today!!!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
I'm excited and anxious to print my litho tomorrow. Since I chose a fairly flat design I am doing two colors, and after helping out with Michael's on Friday I am nervous about how many tries its going to take to come out with 5 that are exactly the same using two colors. Hoping for the best though.
On another note, watched the movie Whatever Works last night. It's a film written and produced by Woody Allen. Check it out www.sonypictures.com/classics/whateverworks/site.html One of the better movies I've seen in a while.
Bree S. Williams
Saturday, November 14, 2009
With all that being said, I'll leave you with a video I found on YouTube the other day
Friday, November 13, 2009
Lecture: Tom Huck, artist's talk, "Rural Satire and Graphic Terror", 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, Ulrich Museum of Art, WSU campus. Free. "Snacktime Marcy" on exhibit through December. Gallery hours 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 1-5 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays. Information, (316) 978-3664.
Vernell Morgan, Art Educator and Artist 11/9/2009
In 1938 when Viktor Lowenfeld and his family arrived in New York City, he spoke very little English, and knew almost no one. He came with a Master’s degree in art education from Weinerkunstge Schule, also, a PhD in psychology from the University of Vienna. Viktor had already published several books and articles before arriving in America. The Nature of Creative Activity became his first English publication. With the help of family friend Gordon Allport, head of the Department of Psychology at Harvard University, and an organization called Refugee Teachers; Lowenfeld secured a position with Hampton Institute.
Hampton Institute President Howe offered Viktor Lowenfeld the position of associate professor over the Industrial Arts Department. This was a trade school at the time (Ritter, 1990).
Upon Viktor Lowenfeld arrival at Hampton, he began asking Howe for permission to teach art classes. Lowenfeld couldn’t understand why there were no visual arts offered at Hampton. He saw Black people active in music, dance, and theatre, but not in the visual arts (Grisby, 1977). To identify with his students from Hampton, Lowenfeld chose to live in a Black community, using drinking fountains, and community facilities which were restricted just for Blacks (Peter, 1988).
Howe was reluctant to allow teaching art, if it was not related to learning trade and industrial careers for the students who would receive training in those areas. The institute was divided in the following academic areas: the schools for Agriculture, Business, Education, Home Economics, Summer School and Social Studies. President Howe had said, “These people are not interested in the visual arts,” Lowenfeld refused to give up and accept President Howe’s answer. He asked for a chance to offer classes in drawing with no credit given to see if anyone would attend.
Howe finally issued a letter November 8, 1939 to all departments at the institute, informing students that there would be classes starting in November consisting of drawing, modeling and painting (Ritter, 1990). According to John Biggers, one of Lowenfeld students stated that 700 students attended class that evening without receiving credit (Grisby, 1977).
Some of the students that enrolled in his classes were John Biggers, Charles White, Samella Lewis, Elizabeth Catlett and John Bean. There were many more that enrolled later at the insistence of other African American students (Ritter, 1990, Wardlaw, 1989). According to Grisby this is how the art program at Hampton Institute began.
Lowenfeld believed art is related to mental health; i.e., a creative person was a healthy person. The value of art was not in its beauty, but in the outlet for expression its creation provided. His goal was to help his student’s develop a healthy sense of confidence and emotional well being. Lowenfeld therefore provided enlightened art classes which would allow “self adjustment through creative activity,” a phrase he would often say to his students (Ritter, 1990).
According to Lowenfeld, art education serves two purposes. First, it promotes psychological well being. He states that emotional growth and creativity could be stifled if one was not provided with emotional outlets. Second, art education helps provide cultural identity. For the students at Hampton this meant racial identity. Neither of these concepts was a Lowenfeld creation. Both had already been developed in America and in Europe.
As Lowenfeld taught at Hampton he developed his own theories about Black Art in America. He believed Black art was influenced by three basic factors:
1. The African heritage of Blacks
2. The social status of African-Americans in the United States
3. Western Civilization
Because these factors are different from those affecting white artists, Lowenfeld taught that black art must make a different statement from mainstream white art (Ritter, 1990). He felt the awareness of self was necessary to break away from this limitation.
In “New Negro Art in America” (1944) Lowenfeld stated that the art work that is created will enhance awareness and reflect the experiences of the Afro-American in society. In short Lowenfeld taught his students not to feel they had to produce art work to please others opinion on what art should look like, but they should paint from the heart. And paint they did (Ritter, 1990).
What made the students at Hampton so distinguishable was the radically expressive style they collectively and individually developed. In Hampton’s art program the students were vested in Lowenfeld belief that art was communication ,a tangible expression of feeling ; that art was not an end, but a means; and that art was a very personal product , a view into one’s inner self (Ritter, 1990).
Victor Lowenfeld recognized the need for self- actualization and self-development in the art work of his students, his life’s work was a result of efforts to meet this need.
Grisby, J.Eugene. (1977) Background for Teaching; Youth in a Pluralistic Society. Art and Ethnics, Wm C. Brian Publishing Company, pp 133-135
Ritter, R. E. (1990) Five decades: John Biggers and the Hampton Art Tradition. Hampton University Museum. pp. 8, 9, 11, 13
Smith, P. (1988) the Hampton Years; Forgotten Legacy, Art Education Journal Nov. 1988. pp. 38-42
Wardlaw, AJ. (1990) A spirited libation; promoting an African heritage in the black college, The American Impulse in African American Art , Dallas Museum of Art. pp. 70
Thursday, November 12, 2009
i thought this was great especially the potato smile :)
megan st. clair
Monday, November 9, 2009
i found this website the other day and came across some great prints. there's quite the variety from chin colle to carborundum (collograph) to monoprints. check it out when u have a minute.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I've also always loved art history. If it weren't virtually required to get a doctorate, I'd want to be an art historian. I adore looking into the art that was made in the past and relating the historical events surrounding it. One of my many beloved artists is Jacques Louis David (with whom I happen to share a birthday). I also happen to be reading a book right now in which David is a key character. The Eight plays to my love of history and art. It also takes some of the people depicted in his paintings and brings them to life as dimensional characters. I won't say who for any of the nerdy people who might want to read the book, but two figures in the above painting, The Intervention of the Sabine Women, play major roles in this book.
Well, now I suppose I'll stop lending too much information about my uber nerdy self.
In my increasing quest to find an identity for myself as an artist, I've been looking to my most immediate resources. You see, I'm a graphic design major, but my original intent was to go into illustration. I've also considered being a tattoo artist or maybe just sticking with graphic design. I'm maddeningly indecisive about it. Well, now I'm verging on considering production design for theater or maybe even movies, if I can get that far. I've always loved studying the intricacies of production design and my sister is a theater tech major, so with her skills in lighting and fly rails, maybe we could combine our efforts and monopolize a local theater industry somewhere.
But I digress. Long story short, I've been looking into a family friend's career as a graphic, environmental, and theatrical designer. Michael Downs is extremely talented and has designed everything you could think of from the lion exhibit at the Sedgwick County Zoo, to the South American tour of Grease. My favorite works of his are the sets for Oliver and Cindrillon. His style is really different and nothing like most of what you see on a regular basis. I probably can't hope to have as much success in my life, but I can at least aspire to it.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
I thought it was interesting to see someone take a photograph and then recreate it 3 dimensionally using paper.
Here's the link to the tire prints if anyone is interested:
I saw the city and art show it was pretty interesting. I have just been out at school most of the day building a canvas to paint on. I think I broke my stapler I guess stuff happens I just wish it would not happen in the middle of stretching canvas.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Sorry if this isn't important to anyone. I am just very excited to be getting this game on Tuesday! I feel like it is an appropriate subject to talk about because the artistic styles of everything in the game reminds me of methods used by printmaking. Here take a look and see what you think.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
#1: I spent pretty much to whole day today finishing up my prints and boy was that fun. Now I'm tired, your tired, we're all tired. To much printing in one day makes Jason a psycho. But overall I'm glad with the way things turned out, althought I'm sure I could spend another few days adding details and what not.
#2: I think we should make critic day food day. It's my belief people would be more talkative and open if they could all eat. Who doesn't like eating...I practically do it everyday. When was the last time you had a food day is class? Food days make the World go round!
#3: I recently came across a site: http://www.pgannon.com/pgannon_fortune.htm
that's pretty cool. This artist makes his art from paper...cut and torn, which he then attaches to wood for the background. He has some pretty amazing things going on and also has prints avaliable. I'd love to see some of his work in person...the interent can't really give this sort of art justice.
#4: My windshield got hit by a rock from a big stupid truck (yes that is the technical term) and now I have two tiny little bitty ittsy minney chipies. I'm not for sure how this has anything to do with printing except for the fact it may inspire the masses to create some awsome art revolving around anything and everything to do with windshild chips...and big trucks.
#5: Printing has been a bitter sweet experience, has it not? There are times I enjoy it and times I'd rather jump off a bridge. I think the most inspiring part is learning a new technique that I actaully care about (not the ones that are less than cool) and pushing it to see just how far I can go, while learning all the while. Then you have the processes that just don't make any logical sense to me, but I have to do anyway. But in the end I guess you have to experince the bad to know the good.
#6: You know something else I just realized we haven't done yet in this class? That's right, watch a movie! Everybody loves to watch movies during class, I say we have a movie day and bring snacks to partake in the joy. Make it a movie related to printing...there's got to be a few out there...and the way it's not only educational but fun too! I can see it now...
#7: Definition: Naive
Use naive in a Sentence
having or showing unaffected simplicity of nature or absence of artificiality; unsophisticated; ingenuous.
having or showing a lack of experience, judgment, or information; credulous: She's so naive she believes everything she reads. He has a very naive attitude toward politics.
having or marked by a simple, unaffectedly direct style reflecting little or no formal training or technique: valuable naive 19th-century American portrait paintings.
not having previously been the subject of a scientific experiment, as an animal.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Monothon 2009 is taking place this week in Norwalk, CT. wish i could go as i love monotypes!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Opening Reception Monday, October 26, 5-7pm
Show lasts until Friday, November 6
Exhibition held at Rhatigan Student Center Gallery on the Wichita
State University campus
Hours: Monday and Thursday open 8:30am - 7pm, Tuesday,
Wednesday and Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm
I must say I'm a bit nervous about how the monotype will turn out. I've got a couple of drawings that I did back in Drawing I and Drawing II that I'm planning to rework a bit and consider using, I've also thought of going a bit abstract, so we'll see.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Also check out this link to see the box that it comes in. It's pretty spiffy:
Check out Ashely Wood's blog and try to find some of his Zombie work or even some of his Robot stuff is cool.
Make sure you attempt to watch at least one horror film. The more Zombies the better. The original 1968 version of George A. Romero's, Night of the Living Dead is pretty cool. It is odd that the film is a commentary on racism.
I am still a fan of the old slow moving zombies the new fast moving zombies scare the crap out of me.
Try to keep ahead of the Zombie pack and enjoy the 31st.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
I am looking forward to getting back into the swing of things.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
I've worked on my zinc plate some, other than that I've been completely slacking over fall break. Hopefully I'll have all the burnishing and so forth done on that plate for tomorrow. Also plan on getting my prints done for the collograph and then back to focusing on reworking the zinc and the lino for review.
On another note, I'm going to see Where the Wild Things are today and I'm really excited to see what they did with one of my favorite kids books of all time.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
also, i just got done docent-ing (giving a tour) at the ulrich for my first time alone. i was left in charge of elementary school kids and at moments it was chaos but for the most part it went well. i covered the robot exhibit and at the end of one group they wanted to go into Warhol's room and saw a butt crack in one of the images and thought it was the funniest thing. they were pretty entertaining.
Megan St. Clair
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Here is a link to check him out
Friday, October 9, 2009
October 8 - 10, 2009
Doors at 7:30 pm, shows start at 8 pm
KNOB's acronym this year is 'Kittens Neckties Owls Bowties', with t's and posters by Jamie Tabor. The featured guest is Paul Elwood, renowned composer and banjoist, and there will, as usual, be many fabulous and original local musicians performing many fabulous and original compositions. Event is open to all ages, and KNOB Fest asks for a suggested donation of $5 at the door.
There is also visual art still up:
Kevin Mullins solo exhibition
September 24 - November 13, 2009
Fisch Bowl, Inc. presents: Tales of Brave Ulysses
A solo exhibition by prominent regional painter and printmaker Kevin Mullins
Who: Kevin Mullins
What: New paintings and prints that explore mythological narratives in the artist’s signature style, combining mixed media and screenprint on traditional and non-traditional surfaces.
When: Preview, Thursday September 24, 5:30-8 pm; public opening, Final Friday, September 25, 7-10 pm; closing reception, Final Friday, October 30; exhibition open by appointment until November 13.
Get up offa that thang and come to Fisch Haus
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Megan St. Clair
Monday, October 5, 2009
Shift Space Gallery
October 30-November 19, 2009
Jurors: Fred Bohn, Brady Hatter & Melissa Friday (2008 Project Run-Away Winners)
Juried from actual art work
Drop off Work, completed entry form
Wed Oct 14, 10 am-5pm: 204 Mcknight (Ulrich side)
Tues. October 20, 11 am-6pm: Shift Space Gallery (800 e. Third St., Wichita, KS)
This will be fun! All you guys should enter at least one of your amazing pieces! :)
ART:21 PREVIEW PARTY: Fantasy
Shift Space, 800 East 3rd Street North, Wichita
Dreams, hope, desire and illusion are the meeting point between the four artists featured in Part Two of Season Five of Art:21 hosted by WSU’s own student-run gallery in the heart of Old Town. Fantasy artists: Cao-Fei, a Chinese artist interested in 21st century media and exploring life in utopian cities as her avatar China Tracy; American abstract painter Mary Heilman; the self-merchandizing, multimedia king American Jeff Koons; and German photographer Florian Maier-Aichen, whose work reinterprets and reinvents landscape photography.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
For the longest time I've been interested in pinstriping on old cars. Even though pinstriping consists of just lines, the amount of hand control needed is insane. I think it's sad that this form of art isn't widely known or appreciated.
I know this post is short, but I need to get all the sleep I can get.
I did get to see some pretty interesting outfits last night and
I laughed real hard too. They had all that good cheap stuff that fits so well with the theme. And people even got into character, talking all white trashy and stuff. It was a real HOOT!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
So with my fingers crossed these will also win, but I wont know anything until next Saturday.
Steven Wilson III
mise en scene- a production
mise en page- making up, composing
sauveur la mise a quelqu'un- to get someone out of a tight spot; AKA to save somebody's butt
In other news, I found a great website of aquatint etchings.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
I finally made it down to a final Friday (it's been forever) but I didn't get down there until after 9pm so I went into Shift Space first. I enjoyed seeing the work from the grad students at KSU, one piece in particular that I love was a sculpture I think it was called George Walking I don't remember the name of the artist but I really dug that sculpture. It was sort of this upside down head on a rightside up torso walking on all fours. Then we made it over to City Arts, there were some very interesting paintings of Lincoln that I enjoyed. We didn't make it any where else before they closed, which disappointed me. Maybe I'll actually make it down there earlier next month.
Bree S. Williams
Friday, September 25, 2009
I don't even like the word blog, it sounds awful.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Because we will be doing installation on the end of this semester I started thinking about how a 2 dimensional art can be viewed in an non traditional way.
I found this artist that is working with interesting ideas although the imagery is too simple for my taste. In the video they don't say what the particular images mean, but I am sure that these ides could be pushed forward various directions.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
On the night of Friday the 18th I went to this amazing show with
Sky Meets Earth and Spirit of the Stairs.
It kicked ass! I am a big fan of SOTS. I have seen them like 10 times and it just keeps getting BETTER AND BETTER EACH TIME.....
And all my home slices were there so it just felt like home.
Plus dollar PBR drinks you cant beat that.
Check out James Jean stuff kind of cool.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Found Magazine collects found stuff: love letters, birthday cards, kids' homework, to-do lists, ticket stubs, poetry on napkins, photographs, doodles-- anything that gives a glimpse into someone else's life.
Check out the online version at: http://www.foundmagazine.com/
I promise it is awesome.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Vanessa Beecroft is a performance-installation artist playing with the idea of gaze and woman's role in history of art. She is using real woman bodies as objects for her art - objects that are used to be looked at. She reverses it and her women are staring back at the audience.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
So, I did a little research, and I found out a lot from this fantastic little (well, not so little) book called The Printmaking Bible by Ann D'Arcy Hughes and Hebe Vernon-Morris. In their intaglio etching section, they clearly explain how three metals are the most commonly used: copper, zinc, and steel. Copper creates sharp lines and a white background (if wiped properly). It is the traditional choice, but do to rising costs, artists have been switching to zinc. With zinc, it produces a clear line (though not as crisp as copper), and color is not a good reliable option. Zinc will change the pigments. Colors darken; yellow turns green; white changes to gray. Finally, there's steel, the cheapest and hardest of the three metals. Steel produces rough lines, and the grain will produce a background if not sanded. However, steel is ideal for color because it won't change the pigments.
This is just a general overview of what I found in the book. It really is a great resource to look at if you have a chance.
But don't take my word for it! Ba-dum bum!
Saturday, September 12, 2009
I'm an avid lover of stumbleupon.com and it's not just a nifty toolbar that can at any time avert total boredom. If you set your interests to include the arts or, in my case, graphic design, you can get some really interesting pieces to draw from.
Basically, I suggest that even if you don't want to use stumbleupon for diversion from boredom, I suggest that you at least set your interests to art related and get to stumbling.
Here are a few images I found while stumbling. Enjoy.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Megan St. Clair
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
(PS-Here's a simple website that shows different styles of monoprints: http://www.monoprints.com/gallery/index.htm)
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Another artist I've discovered who's artistic ability is inspiring...Artist: Goro Fujita
Location: Hamburg, Germany
I specifically love the "speed paintings" which are done digitally.
Hope you enjoy them as well. -Jason Rose
I am just working on making some art today.
Friday, September 4, 2009
"OMG! I Just Rainbow Rolled My Mother""Sorry, Mom"
If you didn't get it. "Don't step on a crack, or you'll break your mothers back."
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Sorry for my late post, I couldn't figure out how to do it right again I needed some help.
I really like Boltanski's work. He is doing multimedia work- mostly installation. He is a French artist - Jewish which inspired him to deal with theme of dead people, holocaust and belongings that they left behind.
He had an installation piece recently at the Salina Art Center at a show called Fantas Magoria and he has curretly one of his pieces at the Spencer Museum of Art on KU kampus in Lawrence.
Monday, August 31, 2009
This summer, I became obsessed with Easter Island. I am fascinated with the size, style, and story behind these historical and mysterious statues. The islanders that created these stone heads where Polynesian seafarers that, for some unknown reason, landed and stayed on Easter Island. At that time, the island was covered with palm trees, which the islanders used for housing and boats to get food. Some think that the statues were built to honor chiefs or to bring the living closer to the heavens. They transported these statues by rolling them on top of palm trees that they cut down. A type of conveyer belt. Eventually, the tribes became obsessed with creating these statues and competing with other tribes to make the best and biggest statues. They became more and more detailed and bigger and bigger. This competition is what killed them. The islanders went through their tree supply, which meant they had no boats to get food. With no food, they starved. Marooned on the island, war broke out amongst the tribes. They destroyed themselves.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Check out David Lanham’s site! He does a lot of digital and icon art, but he also has some more traditional works up as well. I’m fascinated by his imagination and creativity! If you have a few minutes look through his artwork, you won’t be disappointed. Later, Jason Rose
I came across this website for Mark Jenkins over the summer. I was really interested in the street installations he did. Whether it was a red carpet leading to a sewer or a walker locked up like a bike on a street pole, it grabbed my attention. I like the idea of art outside of a museum or gallery; something you see unexpectedly walking down the street. No one expects to see a body floating in a river with a few balloons attached to the back. It's that element of shock or surprise that really draws me to what Jenkins does.