Posts Tagged ‘Visiting Artists’
The Weatherspoon Art Museum is pleased to announce that it just received a gift of a work on paper by the artist, Tom Burckhardt. Burckhardt was a Falk Visiting Artist last semester, and his solo exhibition closed on Jan. 8th. The new acquisition, entitled Whiteout, is unlike the works that were on display. More narrative and descriptive, but equally conceptual, it features the artist in a snow-covered, Asian-inspired landscape contemplating an easel painting and by extension, the act and purpose of painting.
The work on paper was donated by the artist Red Grooms, whose work was recently on view in Altered States & Visions and for whom Burckhardt worked for many years as a studio assistant, and his wife Lysiane Luong.
Read Brian Clarey’s recent article in YES! Weekly about visiting speaker Jack Becker who spoke last week at both the Community Foundation and at the Weatherspoon Art Museum. Becker is the director of Forecast Public Art and publisher of Public Art Review magazine.
Participants in Mona Wu’s woodblock printmaking workshop had the opportunity to try their hand at two types of prints: a simple black and white print and a three color reduction print. Inspiration for the workshop came from Weatherspoon’s exhibition: Encore: Japanese Actor Prints from the Permanent Collection.
To kick things off, we learned about traditional Japanese carving and printing techniques and were fortunate to have Dr. David Phillips from Wake Forest University, who would lecture about the prints on Thursday evening, join us in the workshop. Weatherspoon registrars, Heather Moore and Myra Scott, also brought an actual Japanese woodblock from vault to gallery for everyone to view.
Getting down to work, participants used modern techniques and tools, including the presses in the Gatewood print studio, to make their images come to life over the course of two full and inspiring days.
Visit our museum Event Photo page for images from the workshop.
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The Weatherspoon’s Summer 2011 Newsletter features the exhibitions Tom LaDuke: run generator, Allora & Calzadilla: A Man Screaming is Not a Dancing Bear, Fritz Janschka: My Choice: “Joyce“, Matisse: In Two and Three Dimensions, Race and Representation: The African American Presence in American Art, a sneak peek at Persona: A Body in Parts; plus information on a Woodblock Printmaking workshop by Mona Wu, a lecture by David Phillips on Japanese Actor Prints, event photos from Spring programs, mention of an Artist Talk with Joe Bigley on his Traversing a Foreign Border Domestically project. We also have information on two upcoming films in conjunction with the the two Lenoir Wright Collection exhibitions: Encore! Japanese Actor Prints and Persian and Indian Miniatures that are currently on display. Don’t miss mention of our search for new docents as training begins on August 29.