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Spring 2020 Electives, Topics in 2D: Process, Form and Materiality – Carrie Yamaoka

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Topics in 2D: Process, Form and Materiality

PUFA 3220, CRN 1924

In this course we will explore what it means to be working in the expanded field of painting focusing on the intersection of process, form and materiality. Students will be encouraged to work with a broad array of materials and consider each of their particular properties. We will consider how materials and means embody the ideas with which we work, with an emphasis on experimentation.

We will consider material as metaphor, the relationship of chance to intention, and modes of working with flux, fixity and fluidity.  We will look at and discuss a range of contemporary painting practice, with visits to exhibitions and in-class presentations. As this is a studio-based course, there will be weekly assignments and in-class projects. We will engage in both group and one-on-one critique at intervals throughout.

Prerequisite: Core Studio 1: 2D or 1000 level Painting

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