POWER PAINTING


Instructors: Matt Morris and Maddie Reyna

PAINT • 3 credit hours

This studio course will serve as a lively investigation into the ways that painting’s dominance is perpetually reasserted as the marketplace’s favored medium, a holder of significant histories, and as the standard to which other creative enterprises are compared. Co-taught by Matt Morris and Maddie Reyna, student will work on self-directed painting projects supplemented with readings, discussions, and observations into the aesthetics and apparatuses of power that gives shape to painting as a practice. How do we analyze power dynamics in formal and social relationships? How is power made manifest in the material qualities of painting? In this course, artists will be supported in developing personally relevant means of empowerment and will be trained in examining how those powers function.