- Conceptual artists are mystics rather than rationalists. They leap to conclusions that logic cannot reach.
- Rational judgements repeat rational judgements.
- Irrational judgements lead to new experience.
- Formal art is essentially rational.
- Irrational thoughts should be followed absolutely and logically.
-Sol LeWitt, “Sentences on Conceptual Art” 1969
Shying away from the static, resolved, or finished image, this course will explore drawing as a process of ongoing inquiry. It is intended to foster an experimental and experiential approach to making art, generally eschewing personal expression in favor of developing an open-minded approach. Students will engage with various techniques and processes to make drawings that document experience as well as create an image. Topics to be considered include: artistic intent, ambition, noise, happenings, failure, and chance. Class time is used for drawing, technical demonstrations, discussion and critique. Relevant artists include: Marcel Duchamp, John Cage, Yvonne Rainer, Allan Kaprow, David Hammons, Milford Graves, and Yayoi Kusama.
Developing and maintaining a rigorous studio practice through regular assignments and independent work
Augmenting problem-solving and problem-finding skills
Investigating complicated ideas through open-ended conversation
Developing the capacity for solitude and fruitful self-reflection
Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Th 1:40PM - 5:20PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 15
Course Frequency: Every Term
Categories: 2000 , All courses , Drawing , Four Credit , Fully In-Person
Tags: Drawing , Experimentation , happenings , Intro Drawing , music , performance , performance art , sketchbook