This week has had quite a few!
Old in Art School by Nell Painter
I heard Nell Painter before I read her on one of my favorite sources for all things art, Tyler Green’s “The Modern Art Notes Podcast.” I loved the conversation and was immensely curious about her art school experience, which she documents in the book. Old in Art School didn’t disappoint! I heard echoes of my own experience as an undergraduate, of being “old in art school.” especially, these words:
I wanted to create images, to make art that can express my own mixed up character, to forge a truer me than one confined by exciting categories of sex-race and widely circulated as necessarily true (14).
Inspired by this reading, I decided to do my own version of 100 paintings. The drawing above is one of those. The rest are here, a mix of charcoal, pencil, transfers and ink. More on this work in the next few posts.