“It’s a good time for painting when it is under stress, when it is questioned and doubted…That is when painting has to prove itself, when you get the best work,” wrote David Reed Painting has been practiced, multiculturally, for at least 400 centuries. Its history is one of dynamic and constant change of techniques, content, concept, tools, even of the material that constitute the medium, And though it has frequently been declared dead by cynics, it persists today as a potent means of making vital, vigorous, expressive, and challenging images and metaphors. One reason painting has survived (physically, politically, socially) is because of its ability to respond to the cultural moment around it, its capacity to reinvent itself. This course provides an open-ended opportunity for students to explore other possible structures, other ideas of what painting is and can be in this era of rapid technological change, by combining their own painting practice with other media and other modes of making.
Prerequisite: PT 201 or 202