Department Chair Gaye Chan will have her work included in the upcoming international exhibition Love Never Dies showing atForm + Content Gallery and Traffic Zone Gallery in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This international exhibition explores the themes of marriage, family, relationships, aging,and generational change in the LGBTQ communities. The artworks were produced with a variety of media including collage, digital formats, film/video, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.
Love Never Dies will show at Form + Content Gallery from May 20- June 27, 2010 and will show at Traffic Zone Gallery from May 20 – July 16, 2010. Opening reception is June 5, 2010 7-10 pm, at both galleries the same night.
I love seeing people custom make their possession such as bike, bicycle, car, clothing, etc… and it is even more interesting to see when their aesthetic principles override the original function and contexts.
Every time I go back to Japan, two things always catch my attention, homeless carrying bags full of empty cans on his bike and old Japanese cargo bike called Riacar (rear car). As Design technology advances, many new ideas and inventions fill our lives. At the same time, I am more intrigued by these simple and old methods which represent sense of creativity, flexibility and truthfulness.
Hank Chien just broke the “Donkey Kong” World Record at 1,061,700. It took him 2 hours 35 minutes on the machine.
Mike Bregel will be having his BFA show this month. He is making some very interesting OCD drawings. I am curious where this kid will be going from here. Here are some of his drawing s which will be included in the show.
Clarence Morgan just sent me images of his recent works. I love his new paintings which have a great sense of repetitions and permutations. For some reason, a painting looks its best in a studio.
There are more paintings on his website. Check them out.
My continued embrace of drawing is actually a return to a practice that I have come to accept as the cornerstone of my artistic ambition. Drawing is not only the foundation of painting from my perspective but it also symbolizes the prospect of a certain type of visceral intelligence. This astuteness is made possible through the function of a disciplined formal structure, repetition and the ability to locate order within arbitrary situations. I am now confident in my view that drawing exist as an authentic record of the process and experience of thought itself instead of simply a visual reference to the material objects around us. It is drawing that underscores my studio practice no matter if the end result is a painting, print, sculpture, or collage. The fullness of whatever ideas, if any, that might be revealed in my work can be detected in the way drawing makes itself known as a vehicle of thought–as a way of responding to whatever is going on internally. As an artist, I am interested in pursuing the kind of collective thinking and sustained application of thought that unfolds slowly over time and with humbleness. The forms, shapes and linear elements in each composition unfold differently depending on random visual associations, spatial dynamics and emotive inclinations. Intuition and my discernment of how form and line are activated in pictorial space serve as the catalyst for my studio practice.