STUDIO ART

STUDIO ART

We offer courses and concentrations in Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Video Art.

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The Presidential Scholarship in Art is available to entering first-year students.

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Student work

David Finn will be presenting two talks on his work in Scotland, the first is “Preface to ‘Shadow Citizens’” in which he will present his artwork and ideas on people who are living on the edge of society, many of whom he cast in Winston-Salem. The talk is the Duncan of Johnstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee, in Dundee, Scotland. Alumna Jan Johnson who teaches art there in the summer program was instrumental in setting up the talk. Finn will also speak in Edinburgh on the occasion of the Traveling Gallery’s 40th anniversary. His talk “Take the Traveling Gallery to the Big Tent” features an account of the workshops did in Scotland in the 1990s that influenced his work in Winston Salem with “Transforming Race” and “Big Tent”.

Flash Video Mobs!
Joel Tauber’s students from “Video Art: Cyberspace” recently presented their multi-channel video projects at sites (of their choosing) all over town that comment on their projects in some way. Flash video mobs!!! And, they were awesome!!! You can check them out on the Wake Forest Video Art YouTube Site, where you will also see links to the project websites:
www.youtube.com/wakeforestvideoart
Courses Collaborate: Video Art + Sculpture Installation
Professors Joel Tauber and David Finn joined their respective video and sculpture classes (Video Art: Site Specific + Sculpture Installation) in the spring of 2012 for the first half of the semester. The result was a group of collaborative works that were celebrated with a big party on March 8th, 2012 at the large off-campus space at 505 Baity where the works were created.
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Printmaking exhibition opens: START Gallery’s ‘Lightening Strikes’ features work by student artists
Q and A with Professor of Art, David Faber
By Marcus Keely (’10) START Gallery Manager
…I posed this question: “What makes our brains register lightning as lightning and not a branching tree or portion of a root system or the veining of a vascular system?” We see a lightning strike and know immediately that it was lightning and nothing else. We also realize the ephemera of a strike — that it happened uniquely and will never happen that way again. I asked the students to parallel the creative process with the ephemera of lightning and come to their personal conclusions of meaning and association.”
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