Experiment with ways to represent and invoke your surroundings. Students use an interdisciplinary format that embraces painted or photographic images, physical layers, non-traditional art materials and sculptural forms. The role of observation is explored, as well as new ways to incorporate shadow, color, surface and texture. Participants discover playful ways to embark upon new relationships between two-dimensional and three-dimensional elements and reconcile experiences with vision. Representational imagery is a point of entry for work that leads further into removal, obstruction and abstraction.
Media & Techniques:
Students embrace an interdisciplinary approach to painting including painting, collage, sculpture, photography and drawing. Support materials such as paper, canvas, wood panels and found objects are also introduced. There are techniques of image transfer, mounting and building from flat materials presented in the workshop.
Daily discussions include presentations, group and one-on-one critiques and conversation. Specific exercises promote new ways of looking. Individual studio time is balanced with dialog and group conversation and is flexible with each artist’s needs. Artists are invited to bring their own ideas, projects and images.
Letha Wilson was raised in Colorado, and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her MFA from Hunter College, and attended Skowhegan. She is represented by Higher Pictures and GRIMM Gallery. Letha has recently shown work at MASS MoCA and DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.