Picture as Sculpture Intensive

Heightened by the digital age, painting's ability to create pictorial illusion has resulted in a peculiar cognitive dissonance, negation, and blindness when tasked with making room for images among other objects. The ensuing crisis of painting after the invention of photography produced a rupture in which the sculptural quality and potentials of the medium were addressed by a number of artists. Slide presentations, discussions, readings, and critiques will focus on the material manifestation of images by focusing on various artists, art movements, elements of visual language, and historical and contemporary concepts. Though a combination of assigned and self-directed art projects, students are encouraged to pursue their own ideas and creative goals as they work with the course material, referencing the work of Than Hussein Clark, Liz Craft, Jay DeFeo, Marcel Duchamp, Jef Geys, Birke Gorm, Katharina Grosse, Richard Hawkins, Steve Keister, Judy Legerwood, Pentti Monkkonen, and Amanda Ross-Ho, among others. While an extensive background in painting is not necessary, an interest in experimentation is required. 

This one-week intensive meets Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with opportunities to work evenings in supervised studios. Course tuition is $685 with optional campus housing available for an additional $430 a week.To register for housing please email us at cs@saic.edu or call 312.629.6170.

Registration for this course is closed.

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Sculpture workshop
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Class meeting time 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Class meeting days MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Building and room Sharp 332
Course number 1235
Course instructor Stevie Thomas Hanley