Honors Thesis Defense

November 19, 2010 | Comments Off on Honors Thesis Defense

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Below is the text that accompanied our Honors Colloquium presentation from February 18, 2009. —– The issue of what is and what isn’t postmodern in art history is a difficult one to distinguish, and even though many claim we have left the postmodern era behind in an effort to embrace what is now dubbed contemporary, […]

So, we’re finally entering into the last few months before the thesis is due. We’re shooting to have a rough draft by March 7 (the beginning of spring break). That should give a good amount of time for revision, and then hopefully some time to reflect and look back on what we’ve theorized and proposed. […]

Looking Forward and Back: Exhibitions in 2009 and 2008

January 9, 2009 | Comments Off on Looking Forward and Back: Exhibitions in 2009 and 2008

2009 Upcoming Exhibitions: Sherrie Levine, New Work 2009 Simon Lee Gallery June 2009 The Pictures Generation, 1974-1984 (Cindy Sherman, Sherrie Levine) The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, NY April 12 – August 2, 2009 2008 Previous Exhibitions: Cindy Sherman, New Work Metro Pictures Gallery, New York, NY November 15 – December 23, 2008 Review: […]

Response #3: Here. In Her Head: Cindy’s Disasters

November 12, 2008 | Comments Off on Response #3: Here. In Her Head: Cindy’s Disasters

-Joan Bowlen Perhaps a reframing of my definition would be helpful in this discussion of Cindy and the portrait.  Beginning last time as I did with such a limiting definition restricted the universal sense of the portrait which I want to engender.  Though the media for which the term “portrait” is most often applied exhibit […]

Response #2: “Disasters” as The Breaking Point

November 9, 2008 | Comments Off on Response #2: “Disasters” as The Breaking Point

– Peter Zimmerman You write, “I see the portrait as the framing of the human face within a 2-D plane, using the artist’s own emotive reading of the face in order to create a sense of the sitter.” I feel this coding of the portrait verges on the archaic, thereby not allowing for more plastic […]

Response

November 4, 2008 | Comments Off on Response

— Joan Bowlen I think the ability to read these images as portraits stems from a more wide spread idea of the role that the portrait plays. I see the portrait as the framing of the human face within a 2-D plane, using the artist’s own emotive reading of the face in order to create […]

– Peter Zimmerman While I can see the placement of identity as forefront and vital to the dialogue not only about Cindy Sherman but also that of portraiture in general, is there, potentially, something more that allows for the “Fairy Tales / Disasters” photographs to be seen as outside of the history of portraiture? I […]

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