July 15 to July 28, 2019
May 13, 2019
Learn to bring hybridity and experimentation into the elemental art form of drawing by integrating traditional drawing practices with non-traditional materials and approaches.
Undergraduate: ART 423, 3 unitsGraduate/post-baccalaureate: ART 623, 3 units
Intermediate or advanced undergraduate art students, MFA candidates, and recent graduates would benefit from this course. Prospective students should have at least two college-level drawing courses with one at the intermediate level. This course is open to all art majors since drawing is an elemental skill that crosses disciplines, although it will be of particular interest to drawing/painting, printmaking, illustration, and sculpture majors.
Professor Siobhan McClure323-371-3838
Kiel Johnson -
Kiel Johnson is a Los Angeles-based artist whose drawing and sculpture work uses layered narratives and storytelling to bring the inanimate to life, giving us a world not unlike ours but entirely his. Johnson uses the line to explore places, objects, and spaces and to catalog his observations and seal them in time. His simple materials and handmade ingenuity bring the infectious disease of creativity to anyone willing to engage. His work has been exhibited widely in galleries and museums around the country, with recent solo shows at Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles; Davidson Contemporary, New York; and the Taubman Museum, Roanoke. Johnson also speaks about his work at TED events around the world.
Fran Siegel -
Fran Siegel investigates
place through the activity of drawing, with sprawling collaged and spatial constructions that depict time, movement, and change. Her work often “maps out physical environments in an abstracted way, exploring the conditions of light through an intense layering and collage process” (Hyperallergic). Siegel was awarded a Fulbright to research the Afro-Brazilian diaspora in Brazil for a solo drawing installation at the UCLA Fowler Museum as a part of the Getty’s “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.” Her work is held in the permanent collections at LACMA, LAMoCA, and the Yale University Art Gallery, among others. She is currently a professor in the School of Art at California State University, Long Beach.
Josh Dorman paints “vibrant, dreamlike landscapes and festoons them with found images: illustrations, fragments, and diagrams from old textbooks and catalogs, all of them from the seemingly prelapsarian period before photography, and all carefully (though still jarringly) collaged into the paintings” (The Paris Review). His work is held in many U.S. museums including the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Springfield Museum, and the Naples Museum. He was the subject of a solo exhibition in 2008 at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles. His shows have been reviewed in
ArtNews, Art in America,
LA Times, BOMB Magazine, ArtForum, and
The New Yorker, and he has been the subject of essays by acclaimed authors Paul Auster and Nam Le. Dorman lives and works in New York City and in the Catskills Mountains.
June 3 to June 24, 2019
July 1 to July 14, 2019
July 15 to July 28, 2019