Jul 15, 2012
Students: Erin Besler, Paul Stoelting, Paul Trussler
Seminar Title: Robotic Confections & Confabulations (RoCoCo)
Instructor: Devyn Weiser
AT: Jonathan Stahl
Cindy Crawford participates in the tension between loose, painterly, gestural abstraction and the hard-edged, figuratively particular abstraction associated with Pop, initiated in mid-20th century American art. Roy Lichtenstein’s Brush Stroke paintings from the 1960’s, depicting apparently casual arrangements of conventional chromatic discharge, rendered with iconic specificity, and produced industrially, conflate this tension. The series is taken here to be a retroactive archetype for a marginal tendency toward aberrant “painterly” abstraction achieved through means of conceptual acuity, technical proficiency, and computational composition.