Thursday, November 23, 2017

EXTRA CREDIT FOR ART 1A FALL 2017

This quarter you have several extra credit choices from which to choose, and you may do all three of them. Each assignment has the same point value as a single essay from your weekly writing assignments, but the Guerrilla Girls assignment can also be used to cancel out one unexcused absence. You may turn them in between now and Wednesday, December 6.

YOUR CHOICES:
1) Lecture: Guerrilla Girls

Thursday, November 30 at 5pm
Isla Vista Theater
960 Embarcadero Del Norte
Isla Vista

The Assignment: Attend the Guerrilla Girls lecture and write a 2-page response. 

2) Write a short response to Yumiko Glover's Art 1A Artist Talk on Monday, November 27 from 2:00-3:15 in South Hall 1431. The Assignment: Write a 1-2 page response.

3) Write a short response to Emily Baker's Art 1A Artist Talk on Wednesday, November 29 from 2:00-3:15 in South Hall 1431. The Assignment: Write a 1-2 page response.

Artist Talk with Emily Baker | Wednesday, November 29

Corporeal Topography (2017)

Artist Talk Featuring Emily Baker
Day: Wednesday, November 29
Time: 2:00-3:15
Location: South Hall 1431
About Emily Baker:

Born 1989, Grass Valley, CA
Lives and works in Santa Barbara, CA

Emily Baker received her B.F.A. in Interior Design from California State University, Chico, and worked in the fabrication industry upon graduating in 2011. She recently received her M.F.A. from UC, Santa Barbara in June, 2016. Throughout her time in graduate school her research has been inspired by the need to channel raw muscle memory into an alternative format. Her work explores mark-making and human scale and seeks to document the visual space in-between start and stop. Using a variety of  materials, she examines the ritualistic nature of sport and the necessary endurance that is called upon when executing passion through motion. She now is a lecturer at UCSB in The College of Creative Studies and the Art Department, and at Allan Hancock Collage in Santa Maria.  
Spinal Shift (2017)
Artist Statement:

I come from a world of ponytail-facelifts, wedgies, and glitter hairspray where chalk is the remedy for callouses ripped open, and athletic tape holds most of the team together. Gymnastics is synonymous with who I am. It’s how I stand out; it’s how I am remembered; it’s my identity. However, I am not able to continue with the sport that is my home; my aging body won’t allow it. So how do I re-home this athleticism? My artwork poses this question and distills the body motions that I hold so dear. It expands upon the start and stop of movements which I have done so repetitively for all of my life, and therefore it documents them. The work also examines the ritualistic nature of sport and the necessary endurance that is called upon when executing a passion through motion.
Risk Versus Thrill (2017) Images provided courtesy of Emily Baker.

Artist Talk with Yumiko Glover | Monday, November 27

Tomoko vs Mr. A (Detail)

Artist Talk Featuring Yumiko Glover
Day: Monday, November  27
Time: 2:00-3:15
Location: South Hall 1431
About Yumiko Glover:

Yumiko Glover was born and raised in Hiroshima, Japan. She received her BFA from the University of Hawai’i in 2011 and her MFA from UC Santa Barbara in 2017. She is currently the artist-in-residence 2017-2018 at UC Santa Barbara. 

Glover has exhibited her artwork in a solo exhibitions at the Glass Box Gallery at UCSB, and the Brian Ohno Gallery in Seattle, Washington, curated group exhibitions at the Cedar Street Galleries in Honolulu, the Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center, the Honolulu Museum of Art’s exhibition Modern Love: 20th Century Japanese Erotic Art and the Honolulu Museum of Art’s 2013 Biennial Artists of Hawai’i. Glover was selected as the Top 25 Fine Artists for the 100 Best Annual 2014 & 2015 issues of the Creative Quarterly, the Journal of Art & Design. 

Transience of life, a central tenet of Buddhism that is used to describe the aesthetics of impermanence, is the major concept of her current work. By combining the elements that symbolize impermanence, Glover is representing the preciousness of those lives that existed during past and current wars. Glover’s most recent work, Transience, will be exhibited at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) from January 2018 as a part of Wild Blue Yonder exhibition.
Transience, acrylic on canvas, 77" x 154", 2017
Images provided courtesy of Yumiko Glover

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Edward Said: On Orientalism

Eugène Delacroix. Death of Sardanapalus (1826)
Delacroix. Turk Seated on a Sofa and Smoking (1825)
Delacroix. The Women of Algiers in Their Apartment (1834)
Émile Bernard. The Hashish Smoker (1900)
Jean-Léon Gérôme. The Snake Charmer (1880)
Gérôme. The Almeh (with Pipe) (1873)
Edwin Long. The Babylonian Marriage Market (1875)
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. Odalisque with Slave (1839)
Théodore Chassériau. Nude in a Harem (1850-52)