Abstraction: From the Concrete to the Universal and Back Again

Monday, August 6, 2018 (All day) to Tuesday, August 7, 2018 (All day)

Designed for advanced painters, this workshop addresses the technical and conceptual issues of working with abstraction. Pursuing the relationship of non-representational and representational art, and the parallels of abstract images and lived experiences, you will explore the connections between your work and life, as well as the lives of others through the medium of painting.

Beginning with a group discussion of previously completed work as a point of departure, Steven will share his own experience as an artist and educator and how they inform one another. Slideshows, discussions, and critique will supplement independent work and one-on-one interaction. Discover the ways abstraction reflects your own experience, and investigate the way you connect to the world around you. This workshop is open to advanced painters working in any media.

Steven Husby is a visual artist who lives and works in Chicago. Operating across multiple platforms, including painting and printing, teaching and writing, blogging and artist books, his practice investigates the distance between the axiomatic and idiomatic. Recent solo exhibitions include "myotherisanother" at devening projects + editions, "BRUTE FORCE" at 65Grand, and "RUBICON" at Julius Caesar. Steven teaches painting and drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Location and contact
Peninsula School of Art
3900 County F
Fish Creek  Wisconsin  54212
United States
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