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Art and Content I: Developing a Cohesive Body of Work
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Fall Workshop Series with Charlotte Kent, PhD

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Art and Content I: Developing a Cohesive Body of Work
Fall Workshop Series with Charlotte Kent, PhD

October 28th, Nov. 18th, Dec. 16th 6:30-8:00 pm

Art and Content is viewed as an extension of Dr. Charlotte Kent’s popular professional workshop series on articulating a distinct artistic identity. Here we focus on developing a clear concept and revising in response to critique. 

For the workshop’s Fall 2019 iteration, participants will present work as it relates to one of three overarching topics: Environment, Technology, or Community. In each session, participants will present a work (an image sent for a group slide show) to discuss with the group and an invited guest co-host. The guest co-hosts include Phoebe Hoban, arts journalist and biographer of Alice Neel and Jean-Michel Basquiat (Oct. 28th,) and Peter Gynd, gallery director of Lesley Heller Gallery (Nov. 18th,) Holly Hagar, art collector and founder of the art database Curatious (Dec. 16th.) They will produce a brief statement that articulates how the work engages the selected topics of the workshop-

Environment:
Emerson wrote “Nature, in its ministry to man, is not only the material, but is also the process and the result.” These days conversations circle around nature, climate change, anthropocene and the impact of human industry on the biosphere. How does your work materialize these concerns?

Technology:
R. Buckminster Fuller said that "Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons." Since artists painted trains and industrialization, we've seen excitement and anxiety around the power of machines. How does your work celebrate, warn, or investigate the role of technology in the world today? 

Community:
Coretta Scott King stated, "The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members." If Time's Person of the Year in 2006 was YOU and the OED included selfie in 2013, then the role of community seems to be waning. Nevertheless, activists and community gardens indicate a concern for thinking beyond the individual. How does your work introduce or address these issues? 

 
The workshop’s overarching aim is to aid the development of a cohesive body of work with publishable corollary artist statements (completed during the 2020 spring and summer season) for subsequent adjudicated exhibition opportunities with Equity Gallery. A ticket to all three sessions is required to attend the workshop. Please note that attendance to all cycles is both expected and encouraged.

A General Audience ticket costs $50. Current members of NYAE are eligible for a special discounted ticket of $35. For a limited time only, a one-year membership to NYAE and workshop ticket combo is available for $75.

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@nyartistsequity.org.