Teaching Artist: Gary Giordano
In the Spring of 1985, Jean Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol collaborated on a series of paintings in which each Artist used their different forms of expression. Jean Michal using primitive or childlike imagery and Andy Warhol using corporate logos and advertising imagery. The result was a series of paintings which college the two-artist work into a statement of street and capitalist culture of the eighties. As we move forward through our current cultural change, contemporary art practice has expressed an interest in community-based art projects. Ideas and commentary on social issues are often presented in public or alternative space. This requires collaboration with government, business, and private residents. Collaboration though Art, helps artists identify and understand their own voice. Working with others allows learning and understanding toward achieving success on collaborative and group projects such as public art, group shows and gallery relationships.
Using the concepts and ideas associated with expressionism and other forms of painting for a narrative, two or three participants will collaborate in creating a series of paintings. The team will define a common goal allowing for understanding of other’s creative perspective and input. Communication on a verbal and visual level will be required to make a decision together while making joint action. Participants will be encouraged to allow acceptance and understanding of the multiple perspectives and vocabulary used to create the work. Working together will expand a comprehension of the creation and presentation of working in a community. This hands-on workshop teaches through collaborative physical engagement with process and medium.
In summary, workshop participants, working in pairs or groups of three will collaborate on a series of paintings with a common theme over a two-day period. Participants will journal, recording daily events throughout each studio day. The Journal will be used for reference, goal setting, and excerpts can be read during the final presentation of the series.
Day 1, February 26, 1 - 4 pm
Day 2, February 27, 9:30 am - 4 pm
Make up dates for inclement weather: March 5 & 6