November 26, 2008

Studio Visit Field trip

For those in the ArtS 5104 class this semester and who check this sight please keep in mind that Tuesday, December 2 we'll be going to my studio. The studio is located off campus at the U of M South Stores Studio, 879--29th Avenue SE in Minneapolis. The entrance is on 29th Avenue and the door should be clear marked with signage that says Department of Art Studio (or something to similar).

You're asked to meet promptly at 1:25 p.m. at the front entrance of the Regis Center for Art west building. Our plan is to get everyone assigned to a vehicle and ready to depart by 1:38 p.m.

October 22, 2008

Museums WebSites

Walker Art Center
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Art Institute of Chicago
Guggenheim Museums
National Gallery of Art, Washington
Hermitage Museum
Tate Gallery
Centre Pompidou
Museo Reina Sofía

September 9, 2008

Art Department web site

CLick the following link to visit the Art Department website.

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September 8, 2008

What is Abstraction for you?

What is your immediate impression from viewing abstract work?


The Nature of Abstraction

"Abstract art cannot be disposed of by simple-minded evasion or by negation. We can only dispose of abstract art by assimilating it, by fighting our way through it."
Clement Greenberg


The Nature of Abstraction is designed as a course that focuses on studio practice within the broad context of abstraction. Additionally, we will take a close look at the historical, theoretical and conceptual development of abstraction. The course is loosely structured to function as an advanced studio course experience for those students curious about ÒabstractionÓ in the production of art and other aestheticmanifestations such as jazz, architecture, improvisation dance, poetry, etc. Although the focus and intent of this course is Òstudio basedÓ, considerable time will be devoted to discussing various historical, theoretical and philosophical issues surrounding the evolution of abstraction in the 20th century. However, this class is not intended to be a case study in art history, despite an occasional reference to art history. Hence, the emphasis of this class is divided between studio work, lecture/discussion, reading and critique.

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