I began a new project #DFFF00 as part of an ongoing series of work involving the destruction of the perfect square. In this process the destruction of an object is necessary for its completion; the ultimate purpose is to end, to have attained a purpose.
1000 highly adhesive neon stickers were produced. The neon yellow, hex code #DFFF00, carried over the visual language from earlier experiments in the series.
Visiting skate spots around Paris and the Bétonsalon, I placed the neon square stickers onto skateboards. The squares were perfect surfaces screaming to be marked, scratched or otherwise made imperfect while skateboarding. The stickers are destroyed as they become reabsorbed into their surroundings, approaching décollage.
The Campus Chronicle, 4 April 2003
By Hannah Pittard
The painting department senior show is an opportunity for students to test their talent, their vision and their voice. Although a handful of the pieces in this year’s show seem uncertain of themselves — relying on heavy-handed political and social messages to carry them — the majority of the pieces prove truly fine examples of the confident work from SCAD’s painting department.
More than 30 students are involved with this year’s show, “Personal Inspirations,” for which students were asked to submit four pieces each with an artist’s statement relating to the particular works. Curated by SCAD professors Michael Brown, Josh Yu and Linda Cohn, the show’s title allowed the subject of the exhibition to remain open to the myriad personal visions and themes of the students.
The senior show is an especially unique group exhibition in that almost every student has at least two pieces on display — allowing audiences to better grasp an individual’s range of skill. Work varies from oil on canvas to lipstick on silver souvenir spoons. Standouts include Anthony Antonellis’ untitled acrylic perspective of a skyscraper; Meghan A. Dorand’s “bBllaaa…ggg” and “Impression,” both of which play with facial movement; Justin Meyers’ “Goldbox” and “Years of Conversation,” which hint at the artist’s possible obsession with cigarettes; Heath Montgomery’s “Duality;” Kishan Munroe’s “The Fruits of Modernization’s Exposure,” whose title is both literal and figurative; Dara Lindsey Shady’s “Insert Head Here” that boasts a lithograph of dress patterns with holes where heads should be; and David Sterner’s “Duplicity.”
Three awards will be given and announced at the reception during Open Studio Night, April 12, 5-8 p.m., at Alexander Hall. Open Studio Night is sponsored by the painting department and includes an exhibition of varied works, as well as a chance to view students at work in their studios. Special features include one-night installations, demonstrations of painting techniques, music and refreshments. The evening also will highlight work by Working Class, an interdisciplinary project designed to give students practical artistic experience before they graduate.
“Personal Inspirations” is on display at Alexander Hall Gallery, 668 Indian St., through April 14.
Parties prenantes 4·: Swimming Backwards
20th - 31th July 2010
The students from master ’Public Art and New Artistic Strategies’of the Bauhaus University in Weimar
This project aims at looking at neighbourhoods in transformation and asks what role artists can play in such processes of urban development. The students will explore the 13th district together, meet with inhabitants, organizations, employees, shopkeepers and students. These meetings will be the basis for the students to develop small, spontaneous, temporary interventions in public space. In doing this, the students temporarily intervene and take part in the „writing“ of this district and show their culturally-shaped perception of urban developments in this area of the city.