In this course students will explore their ideas through several exercises in which individuals will be encouraged to practice across different mediums. This course is inspired by a 1966 piece done by Bruce Nauman in which he tried to levitate and failed. The result of Nauman’s action is a black-and-white double exposed photograph. “Failing to Levitate in the Studio”, which features the artist stretched horizontally between two folding metal chairs, gravity eventually forcing him to the floor, reminds us of the limitations of our earthbound bodies. Through trial and error, students will work through a variety of approaches with the goal of opening up their practice to different experimental forms. The course will include performances, field trips, class discussions, and will culminate in a final project.
Jaimie Healy creates work that moves across disciplines from painting and sculpture to performance, also drawing from the written word in poetry, philosophy, and psychology. Considering her art as a form of writing, one encounters objects as words and arrangement, a syntax in which none of the relationships are manifest. Selected exhibitions include Interface Gallery and n/a in Oakland, and [2nd floor projects] and Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco. Healy is interested in ideas of consciousness, and began her education studying art and the 1789 French Revolution at Hampshire College, traveling to the Ukraine as a Christian missionary in her youth, and later receiving her BFA from SFAI (2006) and her MFA from California College of the Arts (2013). She is represented by [2nd floor projects] in San Francisco.View Gallery »