PUFA

3220

Core Studio 2: Topics in 2D

Parsons School of Design: Fine Arts

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Topics in 2D: Trans | Painting

Fall 2020

Taught By: Zoe Avery Nelson

Section: A

CRN: 8888

Credits: 3

The word painting, is both a noun (I made a painting) and a verb (I love painting). The prefix trans- suggests a movement across, beyond, through, or on the other side of something. Through playfully attaching the prefix trans- to painting, this course invites students to investigate modes and methods of painting that extend across, beyond, and through traditional formal parameters, while simultaneously drawing on various trans- prefixed words as subject matter. Projects will provide a platform for students to explore expanded parameters of painting, at first within the illusionistic space of the 2D frame, and quickly opening up painting beyond the parameters of the frame, into sculpture, installation, and performative experiments. Discussions and assignments will be grounded in readings, significant art historical references, and weekly exposure to relevant contemporary practices, including the work of Mike Cloud, KC Crow Maddux, Caitlin Cherry, Maryam Hoseini, Leidy Churchman, Byron Kim, Math Bass, Mike Kelley, Rosy Keyser, Kara Walker, Dianna Molzan, Cassils, Katharina Grosse, and Amy Sillman.

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)

Max Enrollment: 13

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five 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: 1:43am 3/29/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 9/1/2020 - 12/15/2020

Topics in 2D: Chromatopia

Fall 2020

Taught By: Kira Nam Greene

Section: B

CRN: 1957

Credits: 3

In this studio course we will examine the conceptual and political ramifications of color in contemporary art and society by examining chromophobia – a fear of corruption or contamination through color. The aim of this course is for students to control the use of color as a signifier in art by understanding its fundamental principles. Studio exercises will introduce students to color relations, hue, value and saturation, and build up to sustained independent studio projects. Ultimately, this course aims to complicate the understanding of art practice by reconsidering color from the subversive perspective of feminism, anti-colonialism and transnationalism, practiced by such artists as Miriam Schapiro, Faith Reingold, Linda Benglis, Lari Pittman and Yinka Shonibare.

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)

Max Enrollment: 13

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five 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: 1:43am 3/29/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm

Building: 66 5th Ave

Room: 709

Date Range: 9/3/2020 - 12/17/2020

Topics 2D: Thinking Space

Fall 2020

Taught By: Maryam Hoseini

Section: C

CRN: 3950

Credits: 3

This course will explore concepts and techniques in drawing and painting through composition, form, and space, along with a study of flatness, depth, color and surface, developing contemporary artistic strategies in order to further visual awareness. This class will provide a platform to explore expanded aspects of painting and drawing as a means to understand and represent the body in relation to physical space and identity. The class will investigate how the body communicates during its movement from place to place, and surface to surface and into new contexts. Students will develop formal techniques and critical thinking skills first explored in 2-dimensions and later expanded beyond the structure of the frame, into installation and performative experiments. Studio work will be complemented by in-depth study including guided assignments and class discussions.

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)

Max Enrollment: 13

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five 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: 1:43am 3/29/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm

Building: Parsons East 25 E13th

Room: 502

Date Range: 9/4/2020 - 12/18/2020

Topics 2D: Other Spaces

Spring 2020

Taught By: Peter Rostovsky

Section: C

CRN: 1952

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)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five 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: 1:41am 3/29/2020 EDT

Topics 2D: Process, Form

Spring 2020

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 focusing on the intersection of process, form and materiality. Students will be encouraged to work with a broad array of materials and consider each of their particular properties. We will consider how materials and means embody the ideas with which we work, with an emphasis on experimentation. 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 weekly assignments and in-class projects. We will engage in both group and one-on-one critique at intervals throughout.

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)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five 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: 1:41am 3/29/2020 EDT

Topics 2D: Breaking 4th Wall

Spring 2020

Taught By: Matthew Villarreal

Section: B

CRN: 5239

Credits: 3

This class will focus on strategies and techniques in 2D art practices where the boundary between viewer and artwork is blurred or broken. We will explore what it means conceptually and art-historically for a 2D work of art to function as a self-conscious representation of the art-making process itself or, in one way or the other, makes the viewer part of the subject matter or making process. A term usually reserved for the performing arts, the fourth wall describes the implied, invisible wall which separates the audience from the performance. Most artworks naturally follow the convention that a viewer can peer into the world of the art object but the art object is unaware or unchanged by the viewer. To break the fourth wall is to violate the implied, invisible wall which separates viewer and subject. We will research the practices of artists who effectively disrupt the 4th wall convention, such as Cai Guo-Qiang, Rafael Lozano Hemmer, Teresa Margolles, George Platt Lynes, Zanele Muholi, and others.

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)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five 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: 1:41am 3/29/2020 EDT