Instructor: James Stanley
August 13 - 17
Monday - Friday
1 - 4pm
In this painting workshop, students will experiment with the textural and conceptual elements of collage as a process-based foundation for creating new paintings. Collage is an exciting tool for all artists—from beginning to advanced— who are seeking to include not only varied depths of color and shape in their work, but also to create unexpected and intriguing narrative concepts that result from the physical conflation of images. We’ll use these collages as a reference or starting point to expand our painterly language. We'll look at a wide range of artists including Henri Matisse, Robert Rauschenberg, Romare Bearden, Mickalene Thomas, and Adrian Ghenie, all of whom have utilized collage in their practice.
James Everett Stanley received his MFA in painting from Columbia University. His work has been shown widely, including solo and group exhibitions at Freight & Volume Gallery in New York, Kinkead Contemporary in Los Angeles, Andrew Rafacz Gallery in Chicago, Frederic Snitzer Gallery Miami, and Mark Selwyn in Los Angeles. His 2011 exhibition "Let It Burn" was cited by the Huffington Post as one of the Top 10 Painting Shows in the United States. Stanley is an alumnus of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and was awarded a Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program fellowship and a fellowship from The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, where he now serves as program coordinator. He is a faculty member at Brown University, and lives on Cape Cod.