Monday, April 12, 2010

Just a Moment

Senior Fine Artist, Josh Weinstein, showed his 25 minute film in the Judy Hughes Studio on Friday, April 2, 2010. The show was a huge success.

I started drawing because I am interested in the many different ways we can see. Recently, I have applied this interest to the objects I encounter on a daily basis through the act of physically manipulating what I find. This is one way of seeing. Presently, I am evaluating why I feel the need to go out of my way to reconfigure the interesting day-to-day objects and situations I encounter at all. This is another way of seeing. In the meantime, I have resigned to the somewhat less-intrusive approach of videotaping various moments in my day-to-day life. Through this mode of seeing I have discovered entirely new ways to be intrusive and manipulative (the simple act of holding a small electronic device is a very curious and powerful gesture.) This practice has also allowed me the opportunity to witness my life in action, so to speak.

-Joshua Weinstein

The Greatest Show on Earth

This show was a collaboration between Senior Fine Artist, Wayne Levy, and Fine Artist, Jeremy Fisher.

Gallery Visitors were surprised to find theirselves entering the gallery into a large cage as "alien" creatures ridiculed them tirelessly.

My work is purely about telling stories from my imagination. Story telling is something I am very passionate about, and I have been telling stories through my art for a long time. My favorite stories to tell are the ones from my phantasmagorical dream world. These stories consist of mystical creatures that dwell in my mind and the fantastical adventures they have. All of my artwork is a first person view seen through the eyes of the deceased Dr. Z, the scientist/archeologist, who has transported through a gateway to another universe. As Dr. Z explores this universe he records everything he sees. What we see is everything he has recorded and brought back, which includes the origins and the fate of the human race. Installation is the biggest medium I am using, but not everything is limited to installation. There will be many colorful paintings, masks and an extensive journal.

-Wayne Levy