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Adventures in Reproduction

PAINTING 631 001/PRINT 620 001 3 credit hours
Instructor: Sara Greenberger-Rafferty Paula Wilson
100 Studio & Lab Fee

This course explores the territory between painting and printmaking by emphasizing reproduction and quotation within unique and editioned works. Students use traditional and new media materials in a variety of disciplines including painting, printmaking, drawing, and assemblage. Through unique and mechanically reproduced marks, gestures, surfaces, and imagery, students will investigate the alternating logics of pictorial space and repeating pattern. Focus is on monoprinting and open screen painting in silkscreen and letterpress.

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UTOPIA

ARTHI 622 001/SCULP 640 001 3 credit hours
Instructor: Shannon Stratton

UTOPIA is a two-week course taught at Oxbow concentrating on historical and contemporary notions of an ideal and perfect place or state, where everyone lives in harmony and everything is for the best. The notion of UTOPIA is relevant to social experience. Contemporary artists offer micro-utopias through relational aesthetics, proposing the art space as a UTOPIA within modern society. Students read, present and discuss fictional Utopias, from the 16th century to today. Students collaborate on a UTOPIAN project offered to the Oxbow community.

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