Monthly Archives: January 2018

Readings for the next two Wednesday Classes

Dear Students,

Over the next two weeks we will have the opportunity to discuss and explore the new exhibition Queering Space at Alfred University on view at the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery and around Alfred, NY.  This coming Wednesday Nick Lenker will be a visiting artist in our class. He has offered a reading to help set up the conversation and the information he will share about his interdisciplinary practice. Nick Poster

We will meet in Holmes Auditorium at 9:00am

The following week the curators from Queering Space will discuss the exhibition. This includes Loren Britton, Christie DeNizio, Sara Ferguson, Asad Pervaiz, Res, and Erica Wessmann. We will again meet in Holmes Auditorium at 9:00am.

To help explore some ideas and thoughts on queer identity please read the following:

Being in Trouble: In The Company of Judith Butler

The Gender Nonconformity of My Fatness

Looking forward to more conversations on the complexity of identity as artists!

Alter Ego/Future Selves

A reminder that we need 2 images from you by Thursday morning at 12:00am (Wednesday night) to the email address: One will be a picture of your Alter Ego and the other will be of your Future Self.  Please consider all the comments and suggestions your faculty made today regarding, lighting, color, scale, costume, position, etc! And also have fun with these! We will look at these in class on Thursday so make sure you have them in to us by midnight.

AND do some research into the artists we looked at today!


Cindy Sherman:

Here is a link to a great Art 21 video of Sherman talking about her process and characters



Jaimie Warren:

Here is a great Art 21 video of Jaimie talking about her work and collaborations – and some great clips of her totally wackadoo videos. And here is a link to her website.




Nikki S. Lee:

Here is a link to Nikki S. Lee’s gallery website where you can see more of her work and recent works.


First Week Workshop

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During the first week back we will be engaged in a workshop that will ask you to explore the topic of Identity.You will be working individually and in groups to produce photographic portraits. While you are at home you may want to collect clothing and interesting props, you will be using the cameras on your cell phones but if you have other digital camera options please consider bringing them back to campus. We will provide lighting and tripods.

In preparation please read this essay by James Baldwin Letter from a Region of My Mind

We will be discussing it during our Wednesday class.


Welcome Back!

Happy New Year!

Kat, Sara and I have been gearing up for your return. I’ve attached several pieces of information that you will need as you get ready for next week.

  1. Class rosters: spring 2018 groupsvs3
  2. Workshop schedule:SP 2018 LAB Sched
  3. Materials Lists:Spring 2018 Materials Lists

** please look these over carefully and email me if you have questions. In terms of the materials lists — all of the materials can be purchased at the Alfred Bookstore but we encourage everyone to source stuff online, at your local art store or from home if you already have some of the supplies in your personal collection.

Safe travels back and I look forward to seeing you all soon!