Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

crit 9/27

hello friends. following jason's critique on monday the 27th, i will have a critique for my painting at about 1:40pm. thanks! :)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I can't believe we missed this

this event would have been great as a class trip.
oh well, please check out the description of what artist mark bradford is up to at the MCA this month.


next reading

The next reading will be two selections/chapters from Richard Sennett's The Craftsman:
"The Troubled Craftsman," and "The Hand".
Since these require me having physical copies made, we will begin these next week,
no reading this weekend. Just lots of art making.
Please check out Sennett's website to get a sense of who he is, as well as the context of the recent book.



Crit 9/27

As a inaugural exercise and because I'm finished already with my painting, I would like to have a brief critique on Monday 9/27 at 1:30 pm. Thanks in advance for all of your comments.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

recommended contemporary shows around town

Nick Cave


Contemporary Collecting, Selections from the Stone Collection@AIC
Pierre Huyghe, Les Grande Ensembles (The Housing Projects)@AIC
Works on Paper from the MCA Collection@MCA
Alexander Calder: Form, Balance, Joy@MCA

Rebecca Warren @Renaissance Society (opens October)
5811 S. Ellis Avenue (inside Cobb Hall, 4th floor),
U of C


South Loop
Nick Cave, The Soundsuit Pop-up Shop, Michigan and 18th St.

West Loop
Chris Johanssen@Kavi Gupta, 845 W. Washington
Arturo Herrara and David Shutter @Tony Wight, 845 W. Washington
Kehinde Wiley@Rhona Hoffman 118 N. Peoria
Kelly Kacyzinski/Kirsten Leenars@threewalls, 119 N. Peoria
Ben Stone/Joey Fauersto@Western Exhibitions, 119 N. Peoria
Ryan Richie@Rowley Kennerk, 119 N. Peoria

Patricia Treib@Golden, 816 W. Newport

West Town
Anthony Pearson @Shane Campbell, 673 North Milwaukee
Roots and Culture, 1034 N. Milwaukee (new show TBA)

Bucktown/Wicker Park
Carla Arocha@Monique Meloche

Sunday, September 12, 2010

postpone readings and slide lecture until wednesday

hi all,
i am quite under the weather with a head cold.
therefore, while we'll still have class and crit tomorrow, our discussion of the readings and slides will be wednesday.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Let's Blush by Sal Randolph

please read for Monday, Sept. 13.
please look up references you don't already know.


as promised: schedule

so i gave it some more thought and decided on the following sort of guidelines.
the next assignment will be themed benevolence.
i will discuss this more in class on wednesday.
the project period, or assignment after that (#3) will be character.
again, more about this in class.
i am also adjusting the readings a bit, so that the reading assignment beginning wednesday (for next monday) will address benevolence, among other issues.
this reading will be posted right after this one. it is called "Let's Blush" by Sal Randolph.
we will discuss it on monday, sept. 13, beginning of class.
here below is the schedule from now to end of term.

September 8
CRIT 1 / assignment of Reading 2 / Begin Project 2
Week Four___________________________________________________________
September 13
discussion of Reading 2
September 15
Week Five___________________________________________________________
September 20
September 22
assignment of Reading 3
Week Six___________________________________________________________
September 27
discussion of Reading 3
September 29
Week Seven__________________________________________________________
October 4
October 6
CRIT 2 / assignment of Reading 4 / Begin Project 3

Week Eight___________________________________________________________
(all invited to Sunday, October 10 HSSS 350.org event)
October 11
October 13
workday / midterm grade advisory
Week Nine___________________________________________________________
October 18
October 20
workday / assignment of reading 5
Week Ten__________________________________________________________
October 25
discussion of Reading 5 / workday
October 27
Week Eleven_________________________________________________________
November 1
November 3
CRIT 3 / assignment of Reading 6 / Begin Project 4
Week Twelve
November 8
discussion of Reading 6 / workday
November 10
Week Thirteen________________________________________________________
November 15
November 17
workday / assignment of reading 7
Week Fourteen_______________________________________________________
November 22
discussion of reading 7
November 24
Week Fifteen_________________________________________________________
November 29
December 1
Monday, December 6, 6:00 p.m.
Columbus Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus Drive

Chiefly known for his elegant and scholarly writing, Richard Sennett deftly explores the disciplines of architecture, design, music, art, literature, history, and political and economic theory. Celebrated for his studies of social ties in cities, Sennett has produced more than a dozen books, including three novels, mostly on aspects of the urban experience and the interconnection between authority, modernism, and public life. In the 1970s Sennett co-founded the New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University, and since the mid-90s he has split his time between NYU and the London School of Economics. His books include The Fall of Public Man; Respect, In an Age of Inequality; The Culture of New Capitalism; and, most recently, The Craftsman. This presentation is supported in part by the William H. Bronson and Grayce Slovett Mitchell Lecture Series in the Departments of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects and Fiber and Material Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.