Hone your artistic practice as you master contemporary oil and/or acrylic painting techniques and develop a cohesive body of work.
Undergraduate: ART 421, 3 units Graduate/post-baccalaureate: ART 621, 3 units
Advanced students who have taken at least one advanced painting class, painters who are working on or already have a master’s degree in painting and painters who want to hone their skills and refine their body of work.
Professor Clea Felien
Raised in the backwoods culture of guns, 4x4s and meth in Northern California, White is familiar with the margins. Her symbolically charged narrative paintings illuminate many of our personal and collective shadows in relation to class, race, gender, trauma, morality and power. To communicate and represent across social strata, White uses a democratic aesthetic of humor, emotional vulnerability and vitality. While primarily a painter, she often exhibits her work in multimedia installations that include sculpture, video and books.
Elizabeth Huey's paintings explore human connection and healing by engaging passion and delirium and our society’s extraordinary attempts to create or cure these conditions. Her figures are often immersed in scenes of rehabilitation and recreation. Born from a substratum of wild, expressive paint, the architectural and figural elements of her work invoke multiple styles and eras and create a disjuncted sense of seeing things from the inside out. Huey’s canvases often revisit radical historical figures, such as Marie Curie and the 13th century activist nun Hildegard von Bingen, who fought corruption in the Catholic Church. Huey draws imagery from her own photographs as well as an ever-expanding collection of found photos, Googled snapshots and historical research.
June 29 to July 12, 2020
July 13 to July 26, 2020
July 29 to August 18, 2020