Spring 2021 Schedule / Art, Music, Dance and Film / ARTISTS & THEIR WORK
Coordinators: Linda Downs, Lynnel Garabedian, Bob Reiss
Presentations will focus on international multicultural artists throughout the centuries with a particular emphaisis on artists who explore aspects of humanity and nature.
B WEEK / TUESDAY / 10:30am to 12:00pm
Elizabeth Catlett (1915 - 2012)
Elizabeth Catlett is a foundational artist in the history of modern African American art. "An inspirational figure to today's Black artists ... she is unquestionably the foremost African American woman artist of her generation. Her work is selebrated by scholars and fellow artists as a powerful, visually eloquent, expression of African American identity and pride in cultural heritage." Malanie Anne Herzog, Elizabeth Catlett
The Cut-outs of Mattisse (1869 - 1954)
The materials and techniques Matisse used to create his cut-outs, and samples of his completed works will be examined. Special attention will be given to two of Matisse's masterpieces: Jazz, a portfolio of cut-outs, which also included pages of text written by the artist; and chapelle du Rosaire de Vece, a newly constructed chapel at the time, in which the stained glass windows are modeled on the artist's cut-outs.
J. Seward Johnson (1913 - 2020)
In the art world of the 20th and 21st centuries, the realistic figure had long since bee deserted, and yet, this is where Seward Johnson found his passion. His reinterpretations of iconic photos, paintings, and every day life pay homage to humanity. "No one knows his name, but everyone knows his sculpture," said David Levy, in 2003, a director of Washington's Corcoran Gallery. Blake Gopnik, of the Washington Post, described the Corcoran show of 2003 as "Prankster Art," or not art at all!
Now you be the judge!
Yayoi Kusama (1929 - )
Bill Viola (1951 - )
Bill Biola is a contemporary video artist whose artistic expression employs electronic sound and new image technology while his subjects relate to fundamental human experiences of birth, death, and consciousness.
Zen Painting, Robert Motherwell (1915 - 1991), Franz Kline (1910 - 1962)
David Hockney (1937 - )