As part of the week six activities, I took part in Wendy’s Cyanotype workshop.Cyanotype is considered a very early form of photography, mainly used in victorian times. The process produces cyan-blue prints using a combination ferric ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanide as a … Continue reading →
Today was useful and intriguing to see where some ex Reading Art students are now in terms of career paths. It’s definitely emphasised how volunteering is a good tool to try out new things and help in making a decision on a career before making a full investment, as well as utilising the career team belonging to the university itself.
Galleries visited included the Serpentine, ICA, Carlos Place, Gagosian, Simon Lee Gallery, Dave Zwirner, and Spruth Magers.
One of the artists that stood out to me was Alex Katz. His simple line drawings and sketches whilst on the underground really seem to capture the atmosphere as well as paying attention to individual peoples character.
Over week six I had signed up to the ‘spoil heap’ event however this was unfortunately cancelled. Instead over this week I took the opportunity to work on some of my ideas for pieces that I want to develop. For this painting I mainly worked in acrylic, combining with powder to make a thick textured paste. I painted onto un-stretched fabric and the image was taken from a photograph.
“Born in Flames
(1983) is a documentary-style feminist science fiction film by Lizzie Borden that explores racism, classism, sexism and heterosexism in an alternative United States socialist democracy.”
This induction introduced me to new skills to enable me to use the wood workshop. After learning the basics of drills and screws I managed to put together a canvas stretcher! I used a linen fabric to stretch over the fame and attached it with staples. Once this was done we primed our canvases, all ready for the painting project!