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: Decolonize Material
Spring 2023
Taught By: Matthew Villarreal
Section: A

CRN: 1924

Credits: 3

This course invites students to reconsider material choice in their art practices—specifically the use of non-art materials to challenge, disrupt, or subvert traditional approaches to artmaking. Students will experiment with material and process as a source for meaning and metaphor in their 2D practice. Using decolonizing methodologies, students will examine their own creative practice through personalized research, focused exploration of contemporary artists, and an examination of the role that history, power, and identity has on their creative pursuits. Through lectures, presentations and discussions, students will be introduced to examples of material choice, process, and spatial organization beyond the western canon. We will consider artists like Margarita Cabrera, Tomashi Jackson, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Guadalupe Maravilla, Jeffery Gibson, and many others, alongside the consideration of writings by Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Gloria E. Anzaldúa, Fred Moten, Ibram X. Kendi, 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)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 14

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (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: 10:16pm EST 2/7/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm
Building: Parsons East 25 E13th
Room: 503
Date Range: 1/26/2023 - 5/11/2023
Topics 2D: Analog, Catalog
Spring 2023
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, Tomashi Jackson, 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: 14

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (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: 10:16pm EST 2/7/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 4:00pm - 9:40pm
Building: Parsons 2 W 13th
Room: 804
Date Range: 1/23/2023 - 5/15/2023
Topics 2D: Touch
Spring 2023
Taught By: Golnar Adili
Section: B

CRN: 5239

Credits: 3

In this experimental course we will investigate the liminal space of relief, where 2D is transitioning into 3D. In a world where texture and slowness has given way to flatness and speed, it is deeply satisfying to reclaim materiality; to examine the imprint of the volumetric in photo through cyanotype, to emphasize printmaking’s physical dimension by blowing up the scale of the etched line into the built surface of the collagraph, and to use food as a source of color, and scent in image making. Process and an iterative way of working will slow our decision-making down and allow for a wider consideration of content and form. Some of the processes explored are stamping, stencils, transfers, monoprint, collage, and the book form. These processes can operate independently or provide beginnings for other practices such as painting. In examining the relief space, we will study anti-capitalist and do-it-yourself movements such as Fluxus, Dada, and Arté Povera and redefine them for our own time and place. As such, we will revisit “the found” in our hyper-consumer world where we have ever-growing heaps of daily waste and use it to make art. This resourceful approach can range from weaving found text and imagery to assembling found objects which get deconstructed or archived for intentional reuse and seeing anew. Some of the artists we will investigate in support of our endeavors are El Anatsui, Do Ho Suh, Tomashi Jackson, Mark Bradford, Maya Lin, Susan Goethel-Campbell, Ann Hamilton, Joiri Minaya, Fanny Allié, Glenn Ligon, Mira Schendel, and Ruth Osawa among 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)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (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: 10:16pm EST 2/7/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 4:00pm - 9:40pm
Building: 66 5th Ave
Room: 709
Date Range: 1/24/2023 - 5/9/2023
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: December 18, 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: 10:16pm EST 2/7/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm
Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave
Room: 519
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: December 18, 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: 10:16pm EST 2/7/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 4:00pm - 9:40pm
Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave
Room: 404
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: December 18, 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: 10:16pm EST 2/7/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm
Building: Parsons 2 W 13th
Room: 1102
Date Range: 9/1/2022 - 12/15/2022