Collage: Method and Metaphor
Instructor Name: Stephen Maine
Date: July 9, 2022
Time: 10:00 – 5:00
Location: Five Points Art Center
Class Cap: 12
A truly democratic art form, collage requires few technical skills, yet its conceptual reach is boundless. Collage employs spatial disruption as an organizing principle, its interplay of fragmentation and continuity accommodating and even celebrating contingencies of concept, process, and form. Suited to artists as well as graphic designers, this workshop considers collage as both a pictorial strategy and a vehicle for communication. Experimentation is encouraged in physical and digital modes, and special emphasis is given to the compositional behavior of color, the fluidity of iconographic meaning, and visual humor.
Stephen Maine is a painter, writer, and teacher who lives in West Cornwall, Connecticut. His work has been seen recently at Hionas Gallery in New York City, and in northwestern Connecticut at Five Points Gallery (Torrington), Furnace/Art on Paper Archives (Falls Village), Kenise Barnes Fine Art (Kent), and Icehouse Project Space (Sharon). His solo exhibitions have been reviewed in ARTnews, Artcritical.com, the Brooklyn Rail, The New Criterion, and Two Coats of Paint. Maine has received support from New York Foundation for the Arts (2000) and Yaddo (2012) and is a longstanding member of American Abstract Artists and the International Association of Art Critics. He has taught at the School of Visual Arts; Parsons School of Design; Hartford Art School, University of Hartford; and Purchase College, SUNY, where he is Chair of the Bachelor of Science in Visual Arts program.
Instructor Website: www.stephenmaine.com
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