Friday, December 5, 2008

Lectures about Colour at the Museum of Modern Art, New York

I have been loving the free lectures and discussions posted on the MOMA website - particularly those regarding the exhibition Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today
which was on show March 2–May 12, 2008.

I have been listening to a lot of them while I weave and am about to go through them again to take a few notes. Some of the artists featured are Marcel Duchamp, Andy Wahol, Gerhard Richter, Jennifer Bartlett, Dan Flavin, and Damien Hurst.

Short talks regarding particular pieces of these artists work and more are to be found here

Longer and more in depth lectures and discussions can be found here

I found these talks particularly motivational and inspiring while sitting doing production weaving.

It would be wonderful if all museums and galleries provided this kind of resource free to the public.


Mr Lacroixs' Dress

Thinking of Colour

Colour theory, what is it? what does colour do for us as humans? How does colour fit into or daily thinking and more importantly who works with colour? Dr John Gage, Trisha Guild and my favourate Christian Lacroixto name a few. What does colour mean to them this will be my new investigation for 2009. How what do they do with colour? I think Lacroix will be my main focus with a little bit of Guild thrown in. Then again what is colour in the Australian landscape?

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Collage experimenting

A couple of things I have been playing with...

Found objects, stitching and paint.

Am considering these very much in the sample realm as I think the composition and subject need quite a bit of work. Also I will play more with building up the layers with patterning and texture.


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