Everyday Museum of Like
In this workshop we will be using collecting, arranging, and slow looking to consider how the patterns found within the things we are drawn to inform our creative point of view. Beginning with the 1918 Virginia Woolf short story “Solid Objects” participants will be playing games and developing strategies for inventing rudimentary ways to read a visual point of view and critically consider how we make meaning from what we like.
Dawn Cerny is a Seattle based artist and arts educator. Art critic Jen Graves described Cerny’s work as “…literary, historical, and political. It's also messy, pulpy, direct, and poetically profound. Oh, and it's funny.” Cerny uses her work to look for aspects of the comedic and tragic aspects of humans’ drive for safety and desire to belong. Her works on paper, sculptures and collaborative projects have been exhibited at the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; Western Bridge, Seattle; Seattle Art Museum; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, ON; Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY and as part of Nancy Shaver’s Viva Arte Viva exhibition in the 2017 Venice Biennale. Cerny’s exhibitions and work has been written about in Art Forum, Art Week, Art On Paper, The Stranger, Seattle Weekly, and the Seattle Times. Cerny received a BFA in printmaking and painting from Cornish College of the Arts and an MFA in sculpture from Bard College Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Annandale-on- Hudson, NY. Currently, Cerny is teaching Printmaking and Design and Color at Seattle University.
Date & Time: April 30, 2020 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Fees: $40 (clock hours included)