PUFA
3220

Core Studio 2: Topics in 2D

Parsons School of Design: School of Art, Media, and Tech

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Topics 2D: Drawing Energy
Fall 2023
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: School of Art, Media, and Tech (AMT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 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: 6:52pm EST 2/26/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm
Building: Parsons 2 W 13th
Room: 811
Date Range: 8/31/2023 - 12/14/2023
Days: TBD
Times: TBD
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 12/15/2023 - 12/17/2023
Topics 2D: Critical Collage
Fall 2023
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: School of Art, Media, and Tech (AMT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 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: 6:52pm EST 2/26/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 4:00pm - 9:40pm
Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave
Room: 403
Date Range: 8/29/2023 - 12/5/2023
Days: TBD
Times: TBD
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 12/6/2023 - 12/17/2023
Topics 2D: Painting and Humor
Spring 2024
Taught By: Peter Rostovsky
Section: A

CRN: 1924

Credits: 3

Painting and humor are strange bedfellows, sharing many of the same conceptual structures, social pressures and critical possibilities. From Arcimboldo, Hogarth and Daumier, to more recent figures like Jamian Juliano-Villani, Emily Mae Smith, Mark Thomas Gibson and others, artists have employed humor to critique the status quo as well as entertain the viewer. But what is it that makes things funny? Charting a path through some influential theories of humor and some challenging, yes, funny projects, this painting class asks students to explore humor and painting in many of their various guises. Whether in the form of abjection, the grotesque, slapstick, deadpan, irony or satire, this class asks students to take humor quite seriously, analyzing its subtle structures while exploring the materials and debates of painting and making funny work along the way.

Open to: Bachelors degree in Fine Arts majors, others by permission of the Fine Arts program. Pre-requisite(s): PUFA 2200 Core Seminar 1, 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: School of Art, Media, and Tech (AMT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

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: 6:52pm EST 2/26/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 4:00pm - 9:40pm
Building: Parsons 2 W 13th
Room: 804
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/7/2024
Topics 2D: Trans Painting
Spring 2024
Taught By: Avery Z. Nelson
Section: B

CRN: 5239

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. What could it mean to make a transnational, transitional, or transgender painting? Is there a difference between a painting that is about translation, verses a painting that translates? Or a difference between a painting that is about transmutation verses a painting that undergoes transmutation during the process of becoming? Furthermore, what is the artist’s role in all of this? 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 painting up beyond the parameters of the frame, into sculpture, installation, and performative experiments. Discussions and assignments will be grounded in readings, significant art historical references, visits to current gallery exhibitions, and weekly exposure to relevant contemporary practices, including the work of Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Jutta Koether, Caitlin Cherry, Leidy Churchman, Adrian Piper, Byron Kim, Mike Cloud, Molly Zuckerman Hartung, KC Crow Maddux, Cassils, Kara Walker, Ghada Amer, Katharina Grosse, David Hammons, and Gilda Snowden among many others. Students will be encouraged to experiment and work outside of their comfort zone, with ample room to pursue individual material interests and approaches to painting.

Open to: Bachelors degree in Fine Arts majors, others by permission of the Fine Arts program. Pre-requisite(s): PUFA 2200 Core Seminar 1, 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: School of Art, Media, and Tech (AMT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

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: 6:52pm EST 2/26/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 4:00pm - 9:40pm
Building: Parsons 2 W 13th
Room: 1104
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/7/2024