PUFA

3220

Core Studio 2: Topics in 2D

Parsons School of Design: Fine Arts

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Topics 2D: Drawing Energy

Fall 2022

Taught By: Anne Gaines

Section: A

CRN: 1957

Credits: 3

Everything is made up of or emits energy. How can we both utilize and visualize its presence? This course expands the practice of drawing to include not only alternative materials and methods but also addresses the energy of the body itself as an instrument. The course material will include an introduction to current research in the fields of applied kinesiology, quantum mechanics and the philosophy of yoga. We will discuss the work of artists such as Adrian Piper, Joseph Bueys, Taisha Paggett, Helen Mirra, Mirko Ilic, and Marina Abramović, among others, as we utilize the energy of the body to enact an expanded drawing practice.

Open to: Bachelors degree in Fine Arts majors, others by permission of the Fine Arts program. Pre-requisite(s): PUFA 2200 Core Studio 1: Sign & System, PUFA 2220 Core Studio 1: 2D, and at least one of the following: PUFA 2230 Core Studio 1: 3D or PUFA 2240 Core Studio 1: 4D.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fine Arts (PUFA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 20, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

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: 6:42pm 6/26/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 9/1/2022 - 12/15/2022

Topics 2D: Critical Collage

Fall 2022

Taught By: Johannah Herr

Section: B

CRN: 8888

Credits: 3

In our era of the remix, sampling has become its own art form. This course will critically explore the material and conceptual possibilities of the mash-up. From the history of montage in the Weimar Republic to sampling from rap songs, the remix has always been a way to synthesize critical dialog—whether playful or pointed, it has been used as a strategy to embed place, context, cultural references and politically-charged content. Through collage, drawing, photography, printmaking and book arts, students will mine personal and institutional archives to create works that put unlikely or unexpected source material in critical conversation. Students will explore how to synthesize deeply researched subject matter with material experimentation, hijack graphic design language to subvert content, and critically use appropriated imagery and text to tell alternative narratives. Studio projects will be supplemented by relevant demos, readings, and discussions of art historical movements such as DADA and Pattern and Decoration. All projects will be contextualized alongside discussions of contemporary artists such as Taryn Simon, Sheida Solemani, Sam Vernon, Mickalene Thomas, Catherine Lorde, Clive Murphy, Christopher Clary, Hank Willis Thomas, Guadalupe Maravilla and many more.

Open to: Bachelors degree in Fine Arts majors, others by permission of the Fine Arts program. Pre-requisite(s): PUFA 2200 Core Studio 1: Sign & System, PUFA 2220 Core Studio 1: 2D, and at least one of the following: PUFA 2230 Core Studio 1: 3D or PUFA 2240 Core Studio 1: 4D.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fine Arts (PUFA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 20, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

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: 6:42pm 6/26/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/30/2022 - 12/6/2022

Topics 2D: Return of the Real

Fall 2022

Taught By: Shoshana Dentz

Section: C

CRN: 13995

Credits: 3

This observational-based painting and drawing course engages the facts, fictions and impossibilities inherent in visual perception when focused intensely on a portion of the phenomenal world. Working directly and extremely close-up from “life” students will produce thoughtful and responsive works, cultivating technical skill, conceptual ingenuity and material experimentation. While reality will be the primary source, experiences with abstraction will be embedded and encouraged: the more specific you make something the more it becomes something else. Realism is not necessarily the goal, rather the record of a hyper-attentive and specific investigation as a means for insight and for learning painting: how your touch is caught and held, how your thinking and intentions become forms connecting to the eyes and minds of others. Discussions will present artists such as Ellen Altfest, Sascha Braunig, Jennifer Packer and Josephine Halvorson. Fundamental techniques for drawing and for basic ground preparation, oil and acrylic painting mediums and direct as well as indirect processes will be taught. We will learn abstract principles that organize composition, depict spatial illusion and describe form while developing a shared language for critiques. After a series of guided prompts students will self-direct their own projects, choosing and creating their own observed subjects as armatures to foster spaces for their own own individual ambitions and perceptions.

Open to: Bachelors degree in Fine Arts majors, others by permission of the Fine Arts program. Pre-requisite(s): PUFA 2200 Core Studio 1: Sign & System, PUFA 2220 Core Studio 1: 2D, and at least one of the following: PUFA 2230 Core Studio 1: 3D or PUFA 2240 Core Studio 1: 4D.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fine Arts (PUFA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 20, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

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: 6:42pm 6/26/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 9/1/2022 - 12/15/2022

Topics 2D: Analog, Catalog

Spring 2022

Taught By: Danny Greenberg

Section: C

CRN: 11652

Credits: 3

This course delves into 2D conceptual art through analog, or handmade works, and the catalog, or archives and records from the past and present. We will explore strategies for encoding information in a 2D plane, data collection and diagrams, dissemination and multiples, performative drawing and homage painting. This course challenges us to draw a web of connections from the past and present, examining who and what our work is in conversation with, revealing our cultural, personal, and/or political investments in making. We will conduct this exploration through painting, drawing, print, and lens-based processes accompanied by relevant demos. There will be weekly discussions, readings including Alan deSouza’s How Art Can Be Thought: A Handbook for Change, and investigations into the works of Adrian Piper, Wendy Red Star, Sadie Barnette, Dario Robleto, Barti Kher, Elijah Burger, Lorna Simpson, Sheida Soleimani, Kehinde Whiley, Felipe Baeza, Joiri Minaya, Chella Man, and many more.

Open to: Bachelors degree in Fine Arts majors, others by permission of the Fine Arts program. Pre-requisite(s): PUFA 2200 Core Studio 1: Sign & System, PUFA 2220 Core Studio 1: 2D, and at least one of the following: PUFA 2230 Core Studio 1: 3D or PUFA 2240 Core Studio 1: 4D.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fine Arts (PUFA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 6:42pm 6/26/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: Parsons 2 W 13th

Room: 804

Date Range: 1/24/2022 - 5/16/2022

Topics 2D: Process, Form

Spring 2022

Taught By: Carrie Yamaoka

Section: A

CRN: 1924

Credits: 3

In this course we will explore what it means to be working in the expanded field of painting, working with a broad array of materials and considering their particular properties, with an emphasis on experimentation. Process, form and materiality is the intersection around which we will hover, with less of an emphasis on making pictures, and more of a focus on how the materials and the means embody the ideas with which we work. We will consider material as metaphor, the relationship of chance to intention, and modes of working with flux, fixity and fluidity. We will look at and discuss a range of contemporary painting practice, with visits to exhibitions and in-class presentations. As this is a studio-based course, there will be both project assignments and in-class projects, where experimentation with materials and processes is expected. We will engage in both group and one-on-one critiques at intervals throughout the semester.

Open to: Bachelors degree in Fine Arts majors, others by permission of the Fine Arts program. Pre-requisite(s): PUFA 2200 Core Studio 1: Sign & System, PUFA 2220 Core Studio 1: 2D, and at least one of the following: PUFA 2230 Core Studio 1: 3D or PUFA 2240 Core Studio 1: 4D.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fine Arts (PUFA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

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: 6:42pm 6/26/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm

Building: Parsons East 25 E13th

Room: 503

Date Range: 1/27/2022 - 5/12/2022

Topics 2D: Other Spaces

Spring 2022

Taught By: Peter Rostovsky

Section: B

CRN: 5239

Credits: 3

Painting has long sought to capture other spaces, whether they are threshold zones, fantastical landscapes, sites of difference, or hidden aspects of the everyday. This class offers students the chance to explore territories both real and imagined through discrete painting projects that connect to their unique interests. Drawing inspiration from Michel Foucault, N.K. Jemisin, J.G. Ballard, and artists like Julie Mehretu, Vilhelm Hammershøi, and those working in illustration and the popular arts, the class encourages students to both imagine and observe more keenly while learning the materials and debates of painting. Through a series of readings, studio visits, field trips and critiques, the class will explore the other spaces that painting makes legible while revealing the otherness of our own.

Open to: Bachelors degree in Fine Arts majors, others by permission of the Fine Arts program. Pre-requisite(s): PUFA 2200 Core Studio 1: Sign & System, PUFA 2220 Core Studio 1: 2D, and at least one of the following: PUFA 2230 Core Studio 1: 3D or PUFA 2240 Core Studio 1: 4D.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fine Arts (PUFA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

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: 6:42pm 6/26/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: Parsons 2 W 13th

Room: 804

Date Range: 1/25/2022 - 5/10/2022