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FACES!: Portraiture and the Expanded Subject 

Ruby T
Painting 652 001
1 credit hour, 1 week

What does it mean to draw the face of a person, place, or idea? For centuries, portraiture has been used to record history and build intimacy. With the fundamentals of observational drawing as a starting point, this course explores the boundaries of portrait-making through experimentation with subject, medium, scale, and site. From human faces to car faces, to the faces of our ideas and emotions, we will stretch traditional notions of portraiture through expanded subject matter as well as material choices. Students will work with a range of wet and dry media, including charcoal, graphite, pen, and ink. Slide lectures and critiques will be included to offer additional insight into the history and possibilities of portraiture


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  Ruby T   TENSES zine excerpt,    2017 risograph on paper

Ruby T
TENSES zine excerpt, 2017
risograph on paper

Ruby T’s work is an experiment in translating fantasy to reality, and she is fueled by anger, desire, and magic. She investigates the stimulating, banal, and often infrastructural as sites of power and exchange: nightclubs, domestic appliances, broadcast news, sex. Ruby graduated in 2016 with an MFA from SAIC, and has shown work at Chicago venues including Roots & Culture, Iceberg Projects, Hyde Park Art Center, the Back Room at Kim’s Corner Foods, Ballroom Projects, ACRE, EXPO, Comfort Station, Roman Susan, Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, Woman Made Gallery, and Plaines Project.


Earlier Event: August 12
Sumi-e: East Asian Brush Painting
Later Event: August 12
Image in Enamel