Sunday, May 17, 2015

Desire & Disgust: redux 2015

Following on from the success of last year's class, a few weeks ago iskm founder, Zev Jonas, was asked to return to the Still-Life: Objects of Desire and Disgust undergraduate class at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York. The class was made up of thirteen students, representing diverse styles and approaches to their art making.
Work in progress ...

You may recall that the class is taught by Keren Moscovitch - of Photographer Series #3 fame - with the course work breaking down the genre of still life into multiple sub-genres like 'Death and the Grotesque', 'Commerce, Consumption and Wealth' and 'Portraiture, Landscape and the Body'. This was done in order to explore the entire classification of 'Still Life' art while starting to evaluate work from the perspective of its qualities and how it functions.
SVA student, Ken Lavey, with Zev observing

As part of the final project each student was asked to create images for This year, Zev was asked to join in an initial conversation with the students and assist in the formation of their ideas. The discussions in class as to the role of still life, the project and kate specifically were active, informed and insightful.

Then, towards the end of April, each student's work was presented to the group and critiqued. To do honor to the students and their work, it was felt that each participant deserved their imagery to be highlighted. So over the coming weeks, in addition to each student's work being added to the iskm collage, they will have their submitted images featured with some additional information about where you can learn more as to what they are creating outside of the classroom.
So for your viewing pleasure over the coming weeks, keep an eye on the blog as we feature each student's work. And just like these wonderful artists from SVA ...

Observe. Slow Down. Shoot. Submit.

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