Went to Halsey today to check out The Insistent Image: Recurrent Motifs in the Art of Shepard Fairey and Jasper Johns. This was an amazing exhibition. The reoccurring pattern motifs used throughout Fairey’s work are brilliant. Shepard Fairey by Brett Novak – The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art.
I’ve started my first resin painting. First I hollowed out the pages of an old book to create a frame. Next I collaged a background and then placed twigs on top of the collage before pouring the first layer of resin. Next I plan to paint leaf foliage and other details before pouring another layer of resin. Fingers crossed!
Love the multimedia and layering of Shahzia Sikander.
Tonight I went the screening of The Iran Job at the Halsey. This was a fantastic film. As and art teacher, I especially enjoyed the part where Kevin Sheppard was able to communicate with his building superintendent through drawing. Art is a a visual language! You can check it out on Netflix.
Great article discussing how Basquiat has influenced today’s artists and where the future of this group is going. Beyond Basquiat: ‘We shouldn’t use ‘black artist’ as a code for ‘other” | Art and design | theguardian.com.
8th Graders are working on their Pop Art Prints and onomatopoeia. Roy Lichtenstein Biography – Facts, Birthday, Life Story – Biography.com.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen fish in this light before. They are so comical and cute. Anne-Catherine Becker-Echivard.