F402i SESSION 4

 
July 3 – Asynchronous

  • Upload material to the Online Studio for this session by 12noon (EST/US), Saturday, July 3rd.
  • – Include revised artist statement and images and writing of studio progress
  • Discuss each other’s work in the Online Studio by 11.59pm, Sunday, July 4th.
  • Professor feedback in Online Studio by 11.59pm, Monday July 5th.

 

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  • Tracy Holtham: Shoreditch to Old Street.
  • Tracy Holtham: Dear All Apologies for my late submission. I've attached a continuation of...
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Armon Means
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Armon Means
2 July 2021 1:01am

Hey everyone,

I hope you’ve had a good week. I wanted to share a few artists who I think you should each look at regarding your work. They could be some good references moving forward. For this week, feel free to give me some feedback on this and how you respond to them, also in new images of work that you’d like feedback on.

I’m also uploading a document that I want you to consider when it comes to crafting an artist statement. By all means, I know this is something you’ve all done, but I thought as you continue building new work and exploring, your statement should also change along with it. This can give you an opportunity to bring together some of the thoughts, concepts, and related process aspects you’ve been working with. I’d like to start working toward this as a goal at the end of the session, to revise your statements to be reflective of your current practice and work as best as possible.

Artists:
Chris – Richard Misrach (particularly his Katrina work), Iwan Baan, Hiroshi Sugimoto (theaters and drive-ins)
Kate – Pebofatso Mokoena, Liz Collins, Nancy Storrow
Tracy – Zhou HanShun, Alexey Titarenko, Wenders (film and photo)

Tracy Holtham
Artist
3 July 2021 5:50pm
Reply to  Armon Means

Hi Armon

Many thanks for this.

Apologies I will upload my submission for this week asap.

Chris Cohen
Artist
Chris Cohen
4 July 2021 11:06am

Hi,

So, I started working on the web site, or web application (or whatever) for this project this week:

https://chrisncohen.com/churches/

I may pause on the programming to do some interface design this week to better decide how to organize and present things. At the moment the map only shows a rudimentary version of the demographic data for each census tract in Lynchburg that is represented. There is also only one small cross icon which isn’t connected to any particular location or building. By next Saturday, I hope to have all of the churches located on the map and some simple way to begin to collect the various kinds of information for each in the photo essay/documentary project.

Kate Martinez
Artist
Kate Martinez
7 July 2021 10:55am

r e f l e c t i n g  o n  a r t i s t s  w o r k | Thanks for sharing these artists. It was really interesting to look through each of their work…I loved the diversity of style. I liked what Mokoena said in one of the interviews he linked to on his site: “The way I perceive life is a collage of everything that I see and feel. Then I just try to make a body of work that speaks to that…” He has a really defined visual language, and each piece kinda informs the next, which is really cool. To me, Mokoena and Storrow’s work is the easiest to understand because they lay out what informs their work clearly on their websites, which I really appreciate as a viewer.

Kate Martinez
Artist
Kate Martinez
7 July 2021 10:56am

w o r k  f o r  i n p u t | Work from last week

Kate Martinez
Artist
Kate Martinez
7 July 2021 10:57am
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l a y e r i n g  o f  p a i n t | I shared this work-in-progress on our last call. This week I spent time excavating through the layers of thick latex paint to the softer dyed canvas underneath, using the shapes made by the paint as it blended together in choosing what to cut and peel away. I took some of the pieces I peeled away and reattached them to the painting, which created a repeat of shape that I found interesting. Words floating around in my mind: excavate, peel, flesh, layering, carve, figure, finding, cover, rediscover, searching

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Kate Martinez
Artist
Kate Martinez
7 July 2021 10:57am
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l a y e r i n g  o f  f i b e r | In thinking through how best to communicate some of my ideas surrounding identity, I had the idea to try integrating some dyed canvas with woven fibers. We didn’t talk very long about craft and women’s work, but I can’t get it out of my mind, and I wanted to try applying some of those ideas to this work. Words floating around in my mind: craft, motherhood, story, rewriting, protection/shield, self-preservation, hide + reveal

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Kate Martinez
Artist
Kate Martinez
7 July 2021 11:08am

t a k i n g  a  s t a b  a t  r e w r i t i n g  m y  a r t i s t  s t a t e m e n t |

Very rough new statement: I am interested in personal history and spiritual lineage, memory, psychological discovery and emotional excavation. I see the canvas as the human body (physical, emotional, spiritual). I explore the impact and influence we experience externally; our interconnectedness with others and the world, and the marks those experiences make on us. I see life as a interwoven fabric of experiences and influences, and I translate that into my work.

Old statement: Kate Martinez is a mixed media artist, working and living in Charleston, SC. Inspired by lineage, nature, and psychology, Martinez draws from metaphysical ideas of inner landscape, memory and personhood, especially physical, spiritual, and social connection. Exploring chance but always internally chronicled personal and corporate history, Martinez begins each work with dyeing the surface, and making quick, chaotic, abstract marks. She then draws out inherent shapes, painting in many thin layers until figures emerge.

Words about my process: Dying/stained fabric, over painting, weaving through, weaving together, layering, uncovering, excavating

Words about concepts: Interconnectedness, cloud of witness, hope, waiting, change, excavate, peel, flesh, layering, carve, figure, finding, cover, rediscover, searching, story, rewriting, protection/shield, self-preservation, hide + reveal

Tracy Holtham
Artist
10 July 2021 12:08pm

Dear All

Apologies for my late submission. I’ve attached a continuation of photos from my walk from Colliers Wood to South Wimbledon.

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Tracy Holtham
Artist
10 July 2021 12:13pm

Shoreditch to Old Street.