Thursday, January 28, 2016
6 – 8:30 pm
Floor 4 Studio
Explore a range of avant-garde aesthetics and photographic techniques inspired by the exhibition The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography, Early Soviet Film in this three-session workshop taught by contemporary artist Carey Denniston. Working in the Museum’s art studio and makeshift darkroom, class participants will recapture the experimental mode of early Soviet photographers by using an array of image-making processes – such as photogram, cyanotype, and photomontage – to create their own poster, zine, or collage. Graphic and spatial reconstructions of photographs will activate image and message, and may incorporate techniques of surprise, humor, and even propaganda. At the end of the workshop, each participant will have created a modern work of visual subversion.
Carey Denniston has explored photographic processes for twenty years, ‘making strange’ the relationship of two and three dimensional spaces with sculpture, film, and photography. Based in Brooklyn, Denniston studied at the International Center of Photography, and received an MFA in Studio Art from Hunter College. She has exhibited in New York and Los Angeles, and is represented by KANSAS (New York). She has attended artist residencies including Shandaken Project at Storm King (New Windsor, New York), Coast Time (Lincoln City, Oregon), and École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie (Arles, France).
Course Fee: $60 General; $45 Members. All materials included in course fee.
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