Painting and Drawing: Personal Narratives
May 17, 2022
Are you longing to travel to New York City to see artwork? This two-part lecture course focuses on this year’s Whitney Biennial taking place in New York April 6-Sept 5,2022. The Whitney Biennial is the longest-running survey of American art, showcasing the latest in contemporary art practices and includes artists from a vast range of backgrounds and experience. When the Whitney Biennial started in 1932, it was originally organized by medium, with painting alternating with sculpture and works on paper. In homage to this tradition, we are offering two courses that are divided by medium combined with thematic considerations. The first section of the course focuses on two-dimensional formats such as, painting, drawing and photography and how contemporary artists use these media to create personal narratives. Artists discussed include Matt Connors, Ellen Gallagher, Rick Lowe, N. H. Pritchard, Sable Elyse Smith and Kandis Williams. The course will provide a historical context to each artist’s practice so you can understand the evolution of their work. This course is an excellent way to vicariously travel to New York and experience the wide range of work that is being done today. The course is suitable for practicing artists as well as those just curious about what is going on in the art world.
Tuesdays 6pm – 9pm, May 17 – Jun 21 Online