Brooklyn College MFA Fine Arts
Graduate Studies Visiting Artist Lecture Series:
Art & Teaching Panel w/
Thursday April 22nd, 2010, 10:00 a.m.
BC Library Woody Tanger Auditorium
Clements’ endeavor to draw what’s around her often draws her into very large-scale work; the first work I saw 10 years ago was a 78-foot long drawing done during a residency in Middlebury, VT. Her work usually develops in a serendipitous way—she responds to what she sees and doesn’t know the end point until she reaches it. She may begin working on a very modest scale but the work often ends up many times larger as she glues pieces of paper to the edges of the working drawing where she decides to continue drawing. The wrinkles and tears that develop as a result of her process are the record of a very active, performative drawing practice. (above: Boiler, ink on paper. 2010)
Cheryl Donegan defines a generation of artists, many of whom are women, who first engaged in a new conceptual art practice in the early 1990s. Her work integrates the time-based, gestural forms of performance and video with forms such as painting, drawing, and installation. Provocative and irreverent, her body-based, performative video works put a subversive spin on issues relating to sex, gender, art-making, art history, and pop culture. (above: Untitled, acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 2009)
Patricia Treib’s works were recently exhibited in “Besides, With, Against, and Yet: Abstraction and The Ready-Made Gesture” at the Kitchen. A solo presentation of her work was exhibited at John Connelly Presents in 2008. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Andrew Kreps and Guild & Greyshkul in New York, and Sutton Lane in Paris. She was awarded a studio residency through the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation in 2007. Treib lives and works in Brooklyn. (above: Icons, acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 2008)