Thursday, January 30, 2014

Friday Blog Post
Play Project

(( Not sure this is the right way to do this ))


Project Reflection

    The first project went very well despite my disorganized approach to it. If I were to redo the project I would probably use some more diverse references for the "skits" as to connect to a wider audience while still referring to the child like approach.

Class and Week Reflection

   Despite the Wednesday class being canceled, Monday seemed like a good day. Everybody came to class and tried to comment or support each other during critique and I can't wait to see the other projects. I took a few notes from the projects that were critiqued. 

  • A lot of them didn't show three research items or was that just me?
  • Tomasson: Maybe you could add dice and have people read the words as they go? ((candyland))
  • Minnie: Your project would have had more of an impact as a found object. Ant farms?
  • ((Forgot the last presenter's name)) What made you pick the forgetmenot flowers because i understood the toad stools.

Postmodernist Approaches to Making Art Assignment

  • Modernism: Started in the Industrial Revolution as a reaction to previous values, Dada and Popart are some of the more notable movements, Notable artist ((the ones I'll remember )) Duchamp, Seurat, Worhal, & Pablo Picasso, Photography caused realism painters to have to take a different approach.
  • Postmodernism: or antimodernism, basically argues that modernism can't live up to what is said it would, embraces pop culture unlike modernism, challenges whats considered "art," guy who put the urinal on the wall and signed it falls under this category, seems to also fight for equality, The Guerrilla girls, Very stereotyped Cut and Paste, and Altiods has weird advertisements.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

  • Is all of Charles Ray's work generally comedic?
  • Why does this mannequin have genitals?
  • Whats the idea behind the man in the clock and how is it play?
Text notes
  • I'm not sure subtle is the right word for Ray's work.
  • A lot of his work seems to originate from a play on words and ideas related to them.
  • His art does grab your attention either through interaction or the comical value that his work holds, I guess thats playful.
Additional questions
  • Is comedy play?
  • Does playful work in the realm of play, being entertaining to the viewer but not to the artist?
  • Can subtle be a better option for people that artist that fit closer to the norm?

Monday, January 13, 2014

Chapter 1: Scoping an Audience 

Scanning the text

  • How do the number of people and presentation or perspective of your work change who is affected?
  • I understand that attracting attention to your artwork can greatly increase its impact but is subtlety   also affect the impact?
  • Artwork could also be for ones self image then as well as for others?

Looking closer

  • So in the second paragraph of the introduction is trying to get the idea out there that your work is bound to receive mixed responses but its best to get the general idea of your work across despite who its interpreted or how long it takes to be understood.
  • Expect to have to meet a lot of points towards any one person to gain there attention cause people are complicated.
  • Understand how the artwork will interact with the viewer, its key for presentation.

Looking back

  • Whats some of the major issues of media bombardment?
  • Does the art in question have to physically interact with some one or can leaving a question in their mind suffice?
  • Is getting the idea across through the piece more important than the piece itself?

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

I really enjoyed learning about the class and i'm looking forward to the challenge of the course.