Create sculptures and make arrangements to explore objects’ interrelationships. Discussion will emphasize inherent social being, object-hood, signs and signifiers, and other closely related topics to deepen our understanding of the subject. We will also explore the structure/container that the arrangements are placed within, and be introduced to artists that work in this way – utilizing cabinets, boxes, and tableaux vivants, or possibly larger spaces. Some artists we will talk about include David Ireland, Dahn Vo, Pierre Huyghe, Alicja Kwade, Katarina Fritsch, Jimmie Durham, Joseph Beuys, Joseph Cornell, Stephanie Syjuco, and Lindsey White. Class time will be dedicated to grow our own sculpture practice and complete assignments.
Joanne Easton is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Oakland, CA. She received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and her MAAE from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her MAAE thesis work focused on doubt and imagination in the Studio Critique. This research is on-going and a source of inspiration. She has been an Artist in Residence at the Vermont Studio Center and Kala Art Institute and exhibited her work in several Bay Area spaces including Jules Meaght Gallery, Gallery Route One and ProArts as well as in Chicago, Michigan and Ohio.View Gallery »