Artists ‘have structurally different brains’
Interesting research. They don’t have alot of information yet but it does suggest that training and expertise structurally alter the brain. It also confirms that making art lights up both hemispheres, debunking the idea of the right and left brain as discrete entities.http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-26925271
Writing Is Easy? Artist Statement Intensive with Lyla Rye (4 wks)
@ ARTiculations - 2928 Dundas St West, Toronto
Saturday May 3rd 2014 to Saturday May 31st 2014
11:00am to 1:00pm
*No class Saturday May 17th
Price: $ 160.00 CAD
Writing is Easy. Or is it? Mentor Lyla Rye will give you the help you need to find the words. Writing an effective artist statement can not only help professionally but also enables you to see your art practice with the fresh insight needed to develop it further.
Through a guided process, this 4 week seminar style class will break the task down into a number of steps. Exercises, handouts and examples will give you the tools needed to write articulately about your work. By the end of the 4 classes you will have a one page artist statement that is in sync with your practice.
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A directed summer mentoring and educational residency for emerging visual artists, independent curators, and new Canadians with professional art training who live beyond the downtown core.** Through a series of facilitated seminars, studio visits, and critiques, participants will have a chance to further their practice, make connections, and develop a body of work for exhibition. YYZ has partnered with Local Arts Service Organizations (LASO) to reach participants and to promote their work within their communities through exhibitions and other public programs.
Apply by May 31, 2014
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I am re-posting this image that I have posted before by the photographer and poet, Robert Anderson. The piece, titled Signals for Seers is part of the OCAD Alumni Show at the Gladstone Hotel, April 3 - 6, 2014.
Also on exhibit at the same time is the juried fibre show, Hard Twist.
I have been recently working with Holly Dunlap to help her develop her installation and photography practice. Here are images of some her recent work:
Jane Jacobs, 2013, 46in x 35in x 4in, glass tiles
Bill’s, 2012, 18ft x 22ft, mixed media installation
El Senor, 2013, 11in x17in, digital print
See more images at her site:
Open Studio Scholarship for Emerging Print Media Artists
Deadline for scholarship submissions is 5:00 pm on May 1, 2014
Full submission guidelines can be found by visiting the website and clicking on “Scholarships.”
A big congratulations to a wonderful sculptor I have had the pleasure to work with. Kim Stanford has been exploring the domestic realm by sculpting socks. The range of references she draws out of this humble material is often very diverse: phallis, vulva, sperm, people, germs, the list could continue.
The show opens Saturday, March 1, 2-5pm. I know I’ll be there.
Loop Gallery - http://www.loopgallery.ca/loop/home.html
March 1 - 23