Spring 2011 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This course invites exploration of Image, Text and Paint within the realm of visual art and design disciplines, including painting. Students in visual art, and interested writers, poets, and advanced design students who wish to work in experimental ways are welcomed.
The investigations pursued in class will explore contemporary imaging and painting practices as well as new forms in art making. The potential of the contemporary artist or poet to manipulate images with words or re-contextualize images with words is a portion of our research. Also, we will set out to explore how words or text can be monumental on their own, and become increasingly visual beyond their communicative power (such as exploring the color or shape of a letter or word; or an art/design book of visual poetry; or letters scaled large onto a wall, immersed into an installation, or heaped into a diaristic, obsessive accumulation.) Our additional inquisition will cover the narrative and/or subversive role of image and text. Historical and contemporary examples will augment the course. Personal voice and investigation is encouraged.
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