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 Discussions and assignments will be grounded in readings, significant art historical references, and weekly exposure to relevant contemporary practices, including the work of Mike Cloud, KC Crow Maddux, Caitlin Cherry, Maryam Hoseini, Leidy Churchman,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.