PGFA

5303

Advanced Practice: Painting

Parsons School of Design: Fine Arts

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Adv Practice: Less, Then Ego

Spring 2023

Taught By: Cullen Washington

Section: A

CRN: 13369

Credits: 3

The title references the 80’s movie, Less Than Zero about addiction and loosing the sense of self. This studio course encourages the removal of the ego from the thinking of painting and therefore the process of painting. The starting place of our conversation will be in Freudian study of ego, id and superego. Readings continue with Buddhist belief systems about attachment and suffering with examples of the meticulous sand paintings. Aspects of work that address identity will also be a center of focus. The class will define possible criteria for ego based painting. What does ego based painting promote (identity, gender, sense of self, etc.)? From here, works presumably tied to ego would be viewed as well as works that employ the readymade and removal of the hand. Exercises would include: Dismissal of scale and grandness, painting small; Removal of the hand, directness; The “Never Ending Story”, a semester long painting by which students make major weekly adjustments that cover up both good and bad parts of the painting; “Second-hand”, painting over other students’ works and then improvising; “Time Out”, painting quickly, investment of time and labor doesn’t automatically equate to quality.

Open to: All University graduate and upper level undergraduate students. Some seats reserved for MFA Fine Arts.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fine Arts (PGFA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:10am EST 11/29/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/27/2023 - 5/12/2023

Adv Prac: Expanded Painting

Fall 2022

Taught By: Peter Rostovsky

Section: A

CRN: 14564

Credits: 3

As one of the most enduring forms of art, painting offers the contemporary artist many avenues for personal, social, and philosophical inquiry, acting as a tool for critique, meditative ritual, and even emotional healing. However, what does it mean to critically engage painting at this complex moment? Do we define this practice through the medium of paint on canvas or, in a timely update, through digital, experimental, and conceptual approaches that reflect the mediated and tumultuous nature of our lived experience? Just as urgently, how do we continue to keep this besieged practice vital given its recurring deaths, rebirths, technical mutations, financialization, and dispersion through online media? This class is designed to further develop students as advanced practitioners but also as thinkers in the ever-changing field of painting. Through a challenging sequence of prompts, critiques, discussions, field trips, and readings, students will be asked to work through some of the central problems and key debates energizing painting today. Our conversations will be framed by the work of Nina Chanel Abney, Michael Armitage, Ian Cheng, Chris Ofili, Chitra Ganesh, Wade Guyton, Hayv Kahraman, Florian Meisenberg, Wangechi Mutu, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Jacolby Satterwhite, Pieter Schoolwerth, Avery Singer, Shahzia Sikander, among others, as well as by a range of artists working in film, graphic novels, and illustration. A course in conceptual and formal analysis and pragmatic project development interlacing analog, digital, and print media, this class will enable students to pursue painting on a more historically informed, socially engaged, and technically advanced level, with a keen eye on painting’s adaptation to and transformation within our turbulent screen-based world.

Open to: Graduate and upper-level undergraduate Fine Arts students; others by permission. Some seats reserved for MFA Fine Arts Students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fine Arts (PGFA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 14

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:10am EST 11/29/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: Parsons East 25 E13th

Room: 502

Date Range: 8/29/2022 - 12/12/2022