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Generative Forms


Christopher Meerdo
SCULPT 657 001
1 credit hour, 1 Week
Lab Fee $100

This one week intensive course will introduce students to mold making and casting techniques as well as various approaches to applying surface treatments and imagery to sculpted objects. In addition to tutorials in painting, surface finishing and decoupage techniques, students will have the opportunity to learn to utilize hydro-printing, a process for layering digital imagery on 3-D forms. Typically used in industrial applications, water transfer printing will allow students to re-imagine their sculptures, rich with surface images. Through a variety of hands-on practica, we will consider both the origins of the objects that surround us and their inherent reproducibility. Students will select and create objects for casting and create reproductions with their new skills. Emphasis will be placed on the relationship between form and surface, and the poetics of material composition and exterior/surface appearance.


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  Christopher Meerdo ,  Hydroprinted sculpture sourced from MRI and SEM medical models from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.,  2016 ,  extruded polystyrene, hydrocal, plaster, hydroprint, acrylic gloss glaze

Christopher Meerdo, Hydroprinted sculpture sourced from MRI and SEM medical models from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services., 2016,
extruded polystyrene, hydrocal, plaster, hydroprint, acrylic gloss glaze

Christopher Meerdo is a Chicago-based artist who grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Lithuania. Meerdo’s work was recently featured in a year-long solo exhibition at the Mattress Factory Museum of Contemporary Art in Pittsburgh. He was an artist in residence at the SIM Program in Reykjavik, Iceland and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2013. Meerdo received his MFA in Photography from the University of Illinois at Chicago and currently teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Recent exhibitions include Exgirlfriend, Berlin; The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL; Coco Hunday, Tampa, FL; Floating Museum, Chicago, IL; Cabinet Magazine, Brooklyn, NY; SIM Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland; The National Gallery of Kosovo and a traveling exhibition in Birmingham and Leicester, UK..

Earlier Event: July 15
Beginning Glass - 2
Later Event: July 15
Wet-plate and Platinotypes