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Theaster Gates

As the January rain washes the windows of Regen Projects in Los Angeles, Theaster Gates, dressed in a blue knee-length kaftan over jeans, is relaxed and buoyant, seemingly unfazed by the pressures of the year ahead. 2,793 more words

Feature

Artist a Day Challenge (10): W.E.B Du Bois, Writer, Scholar, Artist?

“It’s a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eye of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.” … 530 more words

Art/Culture

Artist a Day Challenge (9): Theaster Gates at Regen Projects

Theaster Gates puts viewers to work when they experience his art, and this is precisely what drew me to a particular group of paintings at his current show Regen Projects in L.A. 472 more words

Art/Culture

01.17.16 Studio 2, Journal 1

01.17.17 Studio 2, Journal 1 – Introduction

We introduced ourselves to Josh and let him introduce himself to us.

Susan discussed her role. Her primary focus is offering support and guidance to aspiring artists. 2,667 more words

Intermedia

Beauty as a Basic Service

The Heidelberg Project, Detroit


By Kenn Taylor

In the wake of Brexit and the US election, there has been renewed attention given to post-industrial areas and the issues faced by such communities. 828 more words

Essays And Opinion

The challenge of finding the found object 

Collage, assemblages, found objects as valid art are all new to me since starting this course. The past three weeks I have diligently scoured the pavements as I walk the 6.2 miles every day to and from home, the station and work find papers and small items. 247 more words

Foundation In Drawing

Beauty as a Basic Service

The Heidelberg Project, Detroit


By Kenn Taylor

In the wake of Brexit and the US election, there has been renewed attention given to post-industrial areas and the issues faced by such communities. 828 more words

Culture, Communites And The Urban Environment