SUMMIT–World-renowned conceptual artist and photographer Sandy Skoglund will lead Chaos & Order, a Master Workshop geared to qualified advanced students of any medium, on Oct. 29, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The artist will discuss her work and career path. She also will critique the artwork students bring to the workshop to facilitate a group discussion about issues of importance to each participant.
Under Skoglund’s artistic direction, Chaos & Order attendees will create an art installation. Each participant will play a cooperative role in the final project’s overall design concept and express themselves individually through body gestures and workshop activities. Creating the artwork will be a collaborative event led by the artist, with each participant as a co-creator. The vision and meaning of the final art piece remains incomplete until it is made physical in the gallery space. Throughout the day Skoglund will photograph the workshop activities and capture the result as a performance event memorialized in photographic form. She will select a final version of the event photograph, sign it and mail a print to each participant. Participants are also encouraged to take their own photographs throughout the day.
An application to participate in Chaos & Order is required and is available on the Art Center’s web site (www.artcenternj.org). A resume and two jpeg images of applicants’ artwork must accompany the application. Skoglund will select final participants based on information provided. The Art Center will notify successful applicants. A workshop fee of $450 is to be paid upon acceptance.
Skoglund studied studio art and art history at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and received an M.A. and M.F.A. in painting from the University of Iowa. When she moved to New York, she started working as a conceptual artist, dealing with repetitive, process-oriented art production through the techniques of mark-making and photocopying and teaching herself photography to document conceptual ideas. She fused her photographic technique with her interest in popular culture and commercial picture-making strategies, resulting in the directorial tableau work she is known for today. Skoglund is currently a Professor of art and design at Rutgers University, Newark, and lives in Jersey City. For more information about the artist, visit www.sandyskoglund.com.
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