We were just out and about in California for a week and a half! Exploring and having some fun while seeing what kind of art scene was around there. Not to mention some beautiful views of Catalina Island while zip lining! (Fun fact I am a bit of an adrenaline junkie) Everyone is so creative and the vibes are so nice its amazing! Who knows there could be a relocation in order for this artist...
Working on some freelance design work the last couple of months, from logo designs, branding and digital content. Here is just one of the hand drawn doodles that was in my sketchbook that I brought into the digital world. More to come...
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Have a new set up for office / studio space! Many new things coming stay tuned...
WELMONT is pleased to present con struere, a group show featuring the work of Harrison Deller, Cassandra Hart, Makenzie Kurz, and Alexandra Nordin, November 11th-12th, 2016. The opening reception takes place on Friday, November 11th from 5:30-9pm, and an artist talk will take place on Saturday November 12th from 11-12:30pm. both are free and open to the public.
con struere (together to build) is an exploration of the concepts of construction, destruction, reconstruction, and deconstruction. In this group show, artists Cassandra Hart, Alexandra Nordin, Harrison Deller, and Makenzie Kurz reflect on the natural environment and the human psyche in terms of physical and metaphorical “Struere”.
“Struere”, meaning “to build”, is the Latin root of the words which are essential to each artist’s work. Hart constructs landscapes as they exist in the atmosphere of a particular moment using collage. She employs the physical action of ripping and arranging paper to transform ephemeral moments into a tactile experience. Nordin critically evaluates the intentional destruction of the natural environment and disregard for human life which exists in post-industrial America. Her works employ transparency and layering of color, glass, and resin into objects which combine painting and sculpture. Deller works in a variety of media to present a contemplation on the nature of the human condition in the midst of disaster. The works presented vary from paintings on canvas to individual objects assembled to form an installation. Kurz’ deconstructs the human sensory experience of, and connection to, water. She breaks this experience down into its most essential elements to form a comprehensive study of human psychology by combining the figure with abstracted landscapes.
In con struere, Hart, Nordin, Kurz, and Deller engage in a multifaceted investigation into the concept of “Struere” as a method by which to study, understand, and represent the natural world and, by extension, the human experience of the natural world.
For more information www.con-struere.com
Take a look inside the painting department at Open Studio Night.
Check out Open Studio Night and see what SCAD painting students have been up to. View work from talented students, explore individual studio spaces, and enjoy live music and refreshments at this annual event.
Open Studio Night showcases the best in SCAD painting and printmaking, and gives you exclusive access to up-and-coming artists. Choose from hundreds of original works of art by SCAD students and alumni on display and available for purchase. Open Studio Night is free and open to the public.
Alexander Hall is located at 668 Indian St., Savannah, GA.
A big thanks to everyone able to make it out to the Senior B.F.A. Exhibition June 3rd! It had a great turn out for all the seniors getting ready to leave SCAD. Continue to come out and support Makenzie Kurz in Alexander Hall Exhibition where she will be featured over summer.
Makenzie Kurz will be exhibiting at the annual B.F.A exhibition. Enjoy refreshments as you peruse a wide range of outstanding student work.
Friday, June 3rd. 3-5 pm.
668 Indian St.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, visit the SCAD painting department blog or call 912.525.6405.
The Painting Department is pleased to announce our visiting alumna mentor Lily Kuonen from May 10th-May 12th. During her time back at SCAD, Kuonen will be visiting classes, conducting studio visits and giving a lecture on “The Artist as Writer”.
STUDENT SHOWCASE: The deFINE ART 2016 Student Showcase features the best of original SCAD student artwork. In addition to printmaking and ceramics, the first floor of Alexander Hall will highlight ‘Persona,’ an exhibition of outstanding recent work created by SCAD Atlanta graduate and undergraduate photography students. On the second floor, work by alumna mentor Lily Kuonen (M.F.A, Painting, 2010) will be featured along with dozens of dynamic emerging artists from SCAD’s School of Fine Arts. Graduate student painting studios will be open to visitors and select works will be exhibited throughout the halls. All artwork is available for purchase.
Presented as part of the deFINE ART 2016 program, Feb. 16-19
The event is free and open to the public.
View a full list of events: www.scad.edu/defineart2016/events
To everyone who showed up at the Open Studio event, thank you for coming out!