San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
June 25 – September 10, 2017
Detritus is an exhibition exploring the leftover, the scraps, the byproducts of the art-making process that artists do not discard for a number of compelling reasons. What is the significance of a wall marked by an accumulation of paint and fingerprints spanning a lifetime of studio work? What does a jar full of eraser shavings reveal about the studio practice of an artist who draws? Taking inspiration from the field of forensics, this exhibition examines the detritus from a multitude of studio practices of Bay Area artists in hopes of shifting the focus from art as commodity, to the core value of art making.
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Collage + Combine | Remix + Redux
Carrie Iverson & Jeremy Scidmore
August 7 – August 11, 2017
REGISTER: Pittsburgh Glass Center
In this experimental class you will use multiple printmaking and painting with glass processes mixed with glass cutting techniques to assemble layered imagery in glass. We will discuss the pros and cons of each technique and how to mix and match them to best realize your ideas. Individual experimentation will be encouraged through focused research and observation of process and material. The print processes covered are lithographic image transfers and screen printing with glass powder. We will also manipulate glass powders in a variety of mediums for painterly effects.
Images in Kiln Glass
Incorporate images into glass! You will learn a variety of printmaking processes to incorporate imagery into kiln formed glass, as well as strategies for how to combine multiple techniques. Using photographs, drawings, and text, you will create components to combine into layered projects. Processes include: lithographic image transfers, screenprinting with glass powder, and chine colle (collage). The class will also cover the basics of fusing, color reactions in glass, color and composition, and the proper firing and annealing procedures for each process. No printmaking or glass experience necessary.
Image Transfers for Kiln Glass
Explore this printmaking method, developed by artist Carrie Iverson for transferring images onto glass. The technique uses principles from lithography and results in prints composed of fine glass powder fired onto glass sheet. This versatile method can be adapted to a variety of materials and requires minimal space and equipment (perfect for the home studio!). Over the three-day class you will create a variety of samples exploring the potentials of the process, including using reactive glasses to widen your color palette. No prerequisites.
Screenprinting with Glass
We will cover the unique aspects of printing on glass with powdered glass (texture, depth, and color interactions) as well as the basics of glass as a material. The class will also cover a range of methods of image creation (both darkroom and non-darkroom based) as well as how to properly choose, prepare, and clean screens. No prerequisites.