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FACULTY SHOW 2009: Recent Work by SRJC Faculty
November 5 - December 12, 2009
The sculptures included here are from a suite of pieces made over the last 3 or 4 years. Each one is made to render an ordinary object taken from life, as accurately as possible in terms of form and scale, but in unlikely materials. The objects chosen seemed to me to be to ones that, in some way, confer power to the bearer or wearer. Many are, or were, gender specific, and are associated with an earlier period in the 20th Century. The recognizable forms have an ambiguous nostalgia for me. I am interested in the disjunction between them and the fragile and ostensibly worthless decaying materials they are made of.
A love for space, materials, and the act of making are the impetus for the development of my sculpture curriculum. My aims in teaching any studio art class are: to provide the student with technical information, vocabulary, and basic concepts; to cultivate whatever relationship to a discipline or craft there might be in the student; to facilitate her/his awareness of perceptual & aesthetic principles; and to expose the student to practices & issues that are current in the contemporary art world. My goal is to guide students as they develop a meaningful and responsible body of work and art practice.
Santa Rosa Junior College is officially accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges