For those in isolation, in between degrees, trying something new, renewing something old. This class will be an opportunity to share work in a convivial environment of inquiry. Trained at the San Francisco Art Institute of the 80s, I will encourage critique as a context to consider intention and realization, rather than forming judgments. We will rotate turns sharing work which may be in progress, finished, sketches, magnum opus, past or present, 2d, 3d, time-based, conceptual, performance. We will share a google doc where those showing work can upload ( low tech / hi tech all good ) a few days ahead of class so we can all come prepared to discuss and have dialogue. This class can be a temporary destination for your work.
Joyce Burstein taught this course in the Women’s Studies department at SUNY New Paltz. While her gallery installations explore impermanence she has developed self-created contexts for public art that attempt to contravene associations of the monument with history and death by presenting works that interact with the present. In this way spectators are also performers, the work exists as process and object, both public and private.
A recipient of grants/fellowships from NYFA, Art Matters and The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Burstein received her BFA/MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 86 and lives and works in New York City.