Art Events of the Week

Film: Through the Eyes of Kiarostami (an amazing Iranian film director). Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:00 pm, Lightbox film center Art Galleries: Opening Reception LASTREThursday at 6:00 pm, Gallery 100C, Crane Arts Building Generations Thursday-Sunday, 12:00-5:00 pm, Da Vinci Art Alliance. Ballast & Barricades by Michelle LopezOpening-Friday at 6:00 pm, Show runs until May…

Welcome!

Welcome to our class blog forFoundations of Art, Design, and Digital Culture! You will be expected to post on here once a week before each Monday class. Your posts should relate to something we are talking about in class. They can range anywhere from design, painting, photography, sculpture, performance, composition, fashion, video, architecture, and theory. Guidelines:1….

Capturing Ghost Forests

It can be argued that the devastating effects of climate change are best translated visually. In her work, Claire Harbage combines photography and watercolor to demonstrate the realities of the melting of glaciers on saltwater marshes depriving the trees of the nutrients they need. I really appreciate her meshing of the two forms and her…

Football Forest

I recently read a CNN article on a temporary forest which was installed in the middle of a football stadium in Austria. The goal in mind was to raise awareness on the impacts of climate change and deforestation. The project was completed by a Swiss artist named Klaus Littmann and is comprised of 300 trees….

Animated Pencil

https://www.tsabe.co.uk/animated-self-portraits T. S. Abe’s clean lines; brave, intentional use of negative space; and movement really inspired my interpretation of my audio recording in Project 1.1. Initially I was worried that a quiet recording would make the assignment difficult, but looking at these equally quiet and calm gifs by Abe made me realise that there is…

Goodbye, Dragon Inn

Recently, I watched Goodbye, Dragon Inn, a movie from 2004 that was directed by Ming-liang Tsai. What I found really unique about this movie was both its setting and its deliberately slow pacing. The film takes place in a movie theatre, where the main character and a few others are watching the movie Dragon Inn,…

Nina Chanel Abney (Chris Rogers)

Our discussion of what can be made with simple shapes has reminded me of one of my favorite contemporary artists, Nina Chanel Abney. I love the abstraction and references in her work which use bright colors and simple shapes to tell in depth stories. Here’s a sample of what it looks like: Feel free to…

Wassily Kandinsky

Kandinsky was an early Modernist, painting at the end of the 1800s and the beginning of the 1900s. He challenged traditional painting ideas of the subject and space.