You may have heard of Andy Warhol but not Idelle Weber or Rosalyn Drexler. Salvador Dali, but not Remedios Varo or Elsa Schiaparelli?Jackson Pollock, but not Alma Thomas or Thomas Sills.
There are whole dimensions of Modernism that have suffered neglect, intentional erasure, within canonical Modernism. This course attempts to restore the legacy of overlooked nonwhite artist and female artist of the 20th Century in Europe and America. The class will examine Expressionism, the German and Russian Avant-Garde movements, Cubism, Futurism, Dada, Surrealism, The Harlem Renaissance, Abstract Expressionism, AfriCOBRA, Spiral, Hippie Modernism, Pop Art and more. This is not an exhaustive survey, but it is a necessary supplement that I hope, someday, will no longer be necessary.
Liesa Lietzke is a San Francisco Bay Area based artist and educator. Her practice includes drawing and ceramics as well as abstract, often soft-sculptural mixed media work that employs biomorphism across a sweet-to-grotesque range. Lietzke has been exhibited at Deitch Projects Art Parade, Aqua Art Fair Miami Beach, The Oakland Museum of California, The Lab, Krowswork and other venues. Her writing has been published by the Chinese Cultural Center of San Francisco, San Francisco State University Humanities Symposium Journal, and others. Lietzke completed her graduate studies at California College of the Arts, earning a dual degree, MFA in sculpture/MA in Visual and Critical Studies, in 2011.View Gallery »