Thurs Sept. 5, 5:00 - 7:00, Boyden Gallery
Opening Reception for Object Lessons
Weds Sept. 11, 4:30 - 6:00, Boyden Gallery
Meet and Greet Art Majors/ Minors
Thurs Sept. 19, 4:30- 5:45, Boyden Gallery
Mina Cheon: Artist Talk
Carrie Patterson, Chair
Associate Professor of Art
Phone: (240) 895-4252
Office Staff: (240) 895-4225
Alumni Where are they now?
Matthew Fishel (studio art, 2001) completed an MFA at Maryland Institute College of Art in 2010. Originally interested in painting, Matthew has expanded his practice to include animation, video, installation, and digital imaging. He is a frequent contributor to RedStarKGB, an ongoing collaboration of filmmakers in Baltimore. His own film, "A Short Film Regarding Possibilities", was selected by the Maryland Film Festival in 2006. See his work at http://www.matthewfishel.com
ARTH260: Topics - Text and Photography: From Talbot to Sebald - From the Critical to the Creative
This introductory course will investigate the intimate relation between photography and writing since the invention of the medium in the nineteenth century, and speculate about the possibilities for the future. Early photographers such as William Fox Talbot and Anna Atkins conceived of image and text in integrated, interdependent form; contemporary artists experiment with captions, image/text narratives, and photographic essays, and even create images of words. Our aim will be to take some very basic questions seriously: Do photographic images need to illustrate words? Do words have to explain images? Is a picture really worth a thousand words? How do our assumptions about both texts and images create the contexts for meaning, and how can new potentials for meaning be generated? Readings on photography by Charles Baudelaire, John Szarkowski, Roland Barthes, Susan Sontag, WG Sebald and others will frame course ideas. Through in-class projects and take-home assignments, students will conduct research, lead discussions, write response papers, and discover their own writing voices by considering the photograph as a creative catalyst. Critical thinking, creative fiction, historical document, and poetry will be vehicles to discover, discuss, and conceive. No prerequisites. This course satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement in Arts.