The Pandemic Pandemonium invited students to release their artistic, creative, and intellectual geniuses to express, create, analyze, and visualize how the pandemic has affected our lives, our art, and our world. The initiative is a movement designed to reflect and take visible action about the role of artists and thinkers across disciplines in our society as we grapple with this monumental moment.
Art 147 brought together a group of students from all skill levels to focus on creating kinetic metal sculpture through a literal and metaphorical lens as they set up home shops. The students met these challenges with industriousness and gumption. This exhibition showcases work from the first two projects of the semester. The first project’s prompt and template were based on a traditional jeweler’s loupe which is designed to allow for close and exacting examination of small work. For the second project, A Ring with a Spin, students fabricated a ring with a single axle to create a layered, wearable sculpture that spins.
Breaking Left is an exhibition at Right Window Gallery, San Francisco, featuring work from Advanced Painting with Professor Shaun O'Dell. This fall our topic is ‘processes of abstraction,’ which we have explored through a survey of more than fifty-thousand years of painting in art history. In the course students are asked to consider abstraction as elemental to the production of art, whether it is deployed pictorially, formally or conceptually.
Intermediate Digital Imaging is a photography course where students spend the balance of the semester learning or refining their Photoshop compositing skills. The final project involves using Premiere Pro to construct, what for many of the students are their first, video projects. The class emphasizes creating fine art work with thoughtful concepts, while developing digital technical skills. This work included addresses a wide range of subject matter, from the pandemic and "shelter in place" orders, to the election, issues of racial justice, and personal identity.
Highlights from Art 25: Expressive Drawing with Professor Shaun O'Dell.