Saturday, June 30, 2012

Topophilia, imaginal topographies of place, Jennifer Jastrab, MFA Exhibition

Jennifer Jastrab MFA Exhibition Topophilia

Imaginal topographies of mystical lands, cosmic skies, and winter fields welcome viewers into environments and places momentarily familiar, then strange. With common tools such as pencils, pigments, erasers and scouring pads, the artist creates richly textured and multi-layered drawings and mixed medium works on paper and panels. Through a patient process of applying and removing graphite or pigment in successive layers, ephemeral dialogues between hand and mind, memory and dream, and thought and feeling, are revealed. The confluence of incidental scratches, smears, erasures and textures form layers of psychic geographies into stratified repositories of poetic intuitions.

2012 Summer Class Registration Opens July 2

Artist in the Environment – Judi Pettite
This studio course will focus on the deep and rich practice of art making in and about our environment. We will contextualize our work by looking at the various categories of earth-based art from the Land Art of the 1960’s and 70’s to local indigo production and urban farms. Through field trips and studio work we will engage directly and personally with the inspiration that comes from our relationship to the earth. There will be one weekend field trip where the students learn about mapping and another where they will learn to make Japanese Indigo Dye.
Registration:  Last Day to Register, Wed, July 11    Class: A&C 5670.2, 3 Units    Dates:
(6 weekday classes, 2 weekend classes)    Mon, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/13, 8/20, 9/10, 4:30pm - 7:30pm, Sun, 8/5, 11am - 4pm, Sun 8/26, 11am - 3:30pm    Fees: JFKU Alumni $240 / Non Alumni $570 /
Non Degree: contact us for information