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Art 148: Winter Quarter 2011 Open Studios

Open Studios at UC Santa Cruz is coming up! The art department will open its doors to visitors on Friday, March 11th from Noon to 5PM.

I am looking forward to the opportunity to share¬† the work of our class; Special Topic in Sculpture: The Intimate Body, the Public Body. As the quarter continues I am more and more impressed with my student’s work that is deeply personal and politically and culturally relevant. Please come! Enjoy! And find us in room E-101!


Art 148: Thinking Through the Body

We just finished week 4 of the quarter in Special Topics in Sculpture or The Intimate Body, the Public Body at UC Santa Cruz. To begin the class my students and I did a brainstorm about the words, “Intimate” and “Public,” as well as, “The Body.” Below are some examples of what comes to mind when considering these terms and above is a message created between students that I recently discovered on the chalkboard in the classroom after assigning a project about identity. I am grateful to be thinking through these subjects with these students.

Art 148: The Intimate Body / The Public Body

I will be teaching an undergraduate sculpture class at UC Santa Cruz during the Winter 2011 quarter entitled, “The Intimate Body / The Public Body.” Below is the course description.

This course will consider the body as it exists within both an intimate and public sphere. Students will engage in a series of formal and conceptual projects that address topics such as body memory, anatomy, vulnerability, racial and gender identity, queerness, body technologies and how the body relates to and effect its environment. Through a series of presentations, readings, research, and studio work, students will be exposed to feminist and queer theories, contemporary art practices and histories related to sculpture and the body. Assignments will encourage an experimentation with materials, performance and collaboration

Image credit: Regina Jose Galindo, Saqueo. Photography by Marion Garcia.