Monthly Archives: November 2015

Important Time Sensitive Info for all MFA students graduating this coming May 2016:

Important Time Sensitive Info for all MFA students graduating this coming May 2016:

Please read all of the info carefully.

  1. Our Tuesday 12/1/15 class session will be a Thesis / Research Paper Revision workshop. We will be discussing the revision process. Students will break up into groups and discuss and edit drafts of each other’s papers. Please bring 2-3 printed copies of your current thesis/paper in progress, or prepare digital versions to e-mail to each other. Please e-mail or bring a printed copy for me as well.

2. Tuesday 12/1/15 – in class we will be filling out the “MFA Thesis Proposal Form” which will served as a cover page for your thesis proposal paper. This form must be returned to Professor Neill Slaughter’s mailbox no later than this coming Friday 12/4/15. If you miss our class this week, you are 100% responsible to pick up the form from Cristina in the art office and return it to Professor Slaughter’s mailbox.

3. Your Final Thesis Papers must be submitted to me, and to Professor Neill Slaughter no later than Tuesday 12/15/15. You may submit the paper anytime before this as well. An e-mail copy is fine for me, but a printed copy should be prepared and submitted to Professor Slaughter.

3.  It is highly advised that all students contact the writing center on campus to have their final research and thesis papers evaluated. You can do this with your current drafts as well.

The Writing Center is located in Humanities Hall, 2nd floor, room 202.

Contact them by Phone: 516-299-2732

Contact them by E-mail: Post-WC@liu.edu

Keep in mind that end of semester is near, please contact them today to make an appointment!

Writing center url – http://www.liu.edu/CWPost/Academics/Schools/CLAS/Resources/Writing-Center/Contact-Us

The Campus Writing Center.

It is highly advised that all students contact the writing center on campus to have their final research and thesis papers evaluated. You can do this with your current drafts as well.

The Writing Center is located in Humanities Hall, 2nd floor, room 202.

Contact them by Phone: 516-299-2732

Contact them by E-mail: Post-WC@liu.edu

Keep in mind that end of semester is near, please contact them today to make an appointment!

Writing center url – http://www.liu.edu/CWPost/Academics/Schools/CLAS/Resources/Writing-Center/Contact-Us

Guest Artist Lecture :: Martynka Wawrzyniak

Class-with-Martynka

On Tuesday 11/24/15 artist Martynka Wawrzyniak came to LIU Post to speak & present to our class. Martynka gave a great time line based presentation about her work both past and present. She presented her work directly from her website. (There is much more to discover via her site so please further investigate when you can!)

Martynka led a group critique and spent time speaking with students that had presented a piece of their current work to the class.

Students can leave their reactions below in the comments section.

What did you think of Martynka’s work?

Do you have a favorite piece or project?

Do you resonate with her ideas? If so, how?

How do her initial ideas play a role in how her works will be presented and displayed?

You can contact Martynka via her website here.

Group Collaboration Project.

Group Collaboration Project

During the week of 11/10 – We began class collaboration project #2. The class broke up into two groups and started an in class group brainstorming exercise. We discussed the works of several artist collaborations over a historical timeline to help begin the process. Each group had the freedom to develop, generate and execute a collaborative work of art based on a collective idea created by the group.

During the week of 11/17 –  We had class presentations of the final outcomes. Both groups presented and discussed their process, execution of the works, composition and documentation. Each group critiqued the final outcome of the opposite group. 

In the comment section below, Group#1 and Group #2 will add their collective statement, as well as collaborate on a group critique of the opposite groups final work of art.

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Group #1 – Above

Group #2 – Below

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Contemporary Artist Collaboration References

This is a series of resources to investigate both during our class time on 11/10 and on your own outside of class. In the comment section below please add feedback and or a list of your favorite artistic collaborations,

Robert Rauschenberg and Jean Tinguely –

http://flavorwire.com/401577/the-10-most-memorable-artist-collaborations/3

Andy Warhol & Jean Michel Basquiat –

http://www.warhol.org/education/resourceslessons/Jean-Michel-Basquiat/

http://www.gagosian.com/exhibitions/april-21-2012–jean-michel-basquiat

http://www.forbes.com/sites/hannahelliott/2012/06/28/warhol-basquiat-piece-sets-world-record-at-phillips/

Matthew Barney & Bjork – 

NY Times Article –  http://nyti.ms/1gC6e4r

Watch the full version of Drawing Restrain 9 here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1hpicwniLs

Artist Collaborations with Fashion –

http://www.complex.com/style/2013/04/the-50-best-artist-collaborations-in-fashion/keith-haring-foundation-x-tommy-hilfiger

Interesting Article on Artistic Collaboration from 2012 –

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/07/does-artistic-collaboration-ever-work/260319/

11/6 – Syllabus & Calendar Updated – Important Info.

Dear Class,

Please take a moment to update your calendars. I have made a few important changes to our class syllabus.

https://art550art503liupost.wordpress.com/course-syllabus

The changes are permanent so please make plans accordingly.

Also –

Here is a link to the essay I wrote on writing your MFA Thesis, I hope that you find it helpful!

http://www.ryanseslow.com/how-to-write-your-mfa-thesis-in-fine-art-and-beyond/

See you Tuesday!