Wednesday, June 8
How do artists address their work to the complicated world we live in today? Often recognized for the absence of a uniform label, organizing principle, or ideology, contemporary art can often seem overwhelming, difficult, pretentious, or so simple that the viewer might wonder if they are missing something. The aim of this workshop is to help participants represent their work in a way that most effectively supports their intentions. In addition to talking about how we address our work to the world, we will also discuss how we can empower viewers and audiences to access their own abilities to contribute their personal reflections, experiences, opinions, and interpretations when they look at our work. Through guided presentations and group conversations, we will explore how to create a context of our art practice that gives participants a clear purpose, and can be utilized with both art professionals and the general public.
Laura Moriarty makes prints, sculptural paintings and installations that resonate with the geologic. Laura’s honors include two grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and participation in numerous artist residencies, including The Frans Masereel Center in Belgium, and the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming. She was the exhibition and workshop director at R&F Handmade Paints from 2003-2013. Recent exhibition venues include OK Harris Works of Art and IPCNY, both in New York City, The Handwerker Gallery at Ithaca College, and The Jyväskylä Art Museum in Finland. She is the author of Table of Contents, an artist’s book published in 2012.