starting a new semester at a normal school and starting back at art school are two completely different experiences. i wouldn’t equivocate the experience to christmas, but it is the same sort of feeling in a sense. it’s a continuation of study, a new chance to elaborate on my artwork, but at the same time its a new start, a dawning, if you would. along with these new classes, we get new professors (which is also a better experience than at normal universities). while we continually inherit new professors, we learn to also inherit their previous work. unlike everyone else (who can only look their professor up on a rating site for universities) our professors generally all have their own websites. with each site, you get a feel for who the professor is, long before you even take a step into the classroom on the first day. as i begin my first week of the spring semester, i thought to post my professors artwork or anything else i felt interesting enough. these are my professors for the next four months.
jeremy lundquist//print media sophomore seminar::mondays 9am-12pm
i actually attended this class for the first time this morning. it’s going to be one of the most productive classes i’ve taken so far to develop my artist’s statement, which is something i often struggle to build or put into words. jeremy made us all outline our goals for the class, department, year; he also implied that this class will be very individualized, giving us readings based on the one-on-one time we get with him. jeremy knows his shit. website here. [above: personally directed, lithography, 22x30, 2009; below (left to right): atlas to the virginian I, etching/lithography/chine collé, 9x12, 2007; notice - closed #20, etching, 15x20, 2009; notice - closed #14, etching, 15x20, 2009]
mariano chavez//print media practices::tuesdays 9am-4pm
i go to this class tomorrow. i’m not at all sure what it entails, but i think it may be a sort of investigative class for print media. the reason i took the class was because i looked at chavez’s work before registration. i adore his illustration. website here. (above: splash, 2007 (?); below: the key, intaglio/watercolor, 2002; buddies, oil on canvas, 6x8ft, 2003)
robert clarke-davis//black and white film::wednesdays 9am-4pm
i’ve already posted a photograph by him (right after registration). i’m still a little uneasy about beginning to shoot black and white (i feel i don’t understand the use of it very well), but am slightly comforted by the thought that maybe i’ll be able to incorporate color into the series i create this semester. but anyways, i’m intimidated as hell by the thought of taking a class with clarke; he’s got quite the reputation around the photo cage (a good one). website here. (above: grenfell drive south of main brook; below: route 434; ocean breeze lounge; salvage)