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Exploding Paint


Claire Ashley and Kori Newkirk
PAINTING 650 001
3 credit hours, 2 weeks

Using an irreverent love of painting and an absurdly Oedipal desire to destroy it, this class looks at ways to create fantastical, hybridized, bastardized offspring “paintings” in the expanded field. We will connect painterly gestures with non-traditional surfaces such as modular, flat-pack, and portable sculptural form, found objects, architectural space, virtual space, video projection, performative action, and the body. Class presentations and discussions will take place in parallel with making to provide historical context, connections to the traditions of painting, and practical solutions. Color workshops, woodshop authorizations, material sourcing field trips, video projection/performance workshops, and site-specific installations will be components of this class. A willingness to experiment, invent, imagine, and fail is required.


FACULTY

- Claire Ashley -

Claire Ashley received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her BFA from Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, Scotland. Originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, Ashley is now Chicago-based and teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Departments of Contemporary Practices and Painting and Drawing. She is represented by Galleri Urbane Marfa + Dallas, TX. Ashley’s work investigates inflatables as painting, sculpture, installation and performance costume. These works have been exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries, museums, and site-specific installations, performances and collaborations. Her work has been featured on blogs such as VICE, Hyperallergic, and Artforum, and in magazines such as Sculpture Magazine, Art Papers, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Time Out Chicago, Yorkshire Post, and Condé Nast Traveller.

  Claire Ashley   Rump  (right),  Roll  (left),  Sucker  (foreground), installation shot from  Loathsome Beauty, Loaded Body , curated by Rachel Adams, UB Anderson Gallery, University of Buffalo, NY, 2017 spray paint on PVC coated canvas tarpaulin, fans, and stuffing, Photo credit: UB Galleries.

Claire Ashley
Rump (right), Roll (left), Sucker (foreground), installation shot from Loathsome Beauty, Loaded Body, curated by Rachel Adams, UB Anderson Gallery,
University of Buffalo, NY, 2017
spray paint on PVC coated canvas tarpaulin, fans, and stuffing,
Photo credit: UB Galleries.

- Kori Newkirk -

  Kori Newkirk:   Parade,  2016 metal, rubber, plastic, feather

Kori Newkirk:
Parade, 2016
metal, rubber, plastic, feather

Kori Newkirk earned his BFA, from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his MFA from the University of California, Irvine and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Newkirk’s solo exhibitions include the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Art Gallery of Ontario, LAXART, the Fabric Museum and Workshop, Locust Projects and Deep River. Group exhibitions include the Whitney Biennial, the Dakar Biennial, the Serpentine, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Hammer Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles. He has been awarded grants and fellowships by FOCA, Art Matters, The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, The California Community Foundation, The William H. Johnson Foundation and The Joan Mitchell Foundation. His work has been discussed in Artforum, Los Angeles Times, Interview, New York Times, Frieze, art ltd., Flash Art, and Vibe.