Sunday, January 22, 2012

Workshop with Wynne Greenwood today

Wynne Greenwood (image via Henry Art Gallery)
Henry Art Gallery recently added Erwin Wurm's One Minute Sculptures to their collection.
This humorous and poignant video reveals the artist and others attempting to create sculptures using their bodies and a range of commonplace things. As they hold poses and become momentary objects, their actions stir up thoughts about the sculptural and performative properties of the everyday. The work also spurs viewers to think about the potential for sculpture to be a temporally-bound, instruction-based, or performance-oriented medium. (via)
To celebrate this addition, the Henry has turned their lobby into a laboratory of experimentation by inviting artists like Mike Pham, Cat Clifford, and Karn Junkinsmith to hold workshops on creating one minute sculptures. Today, multi-media artist Wynne Greenwood will be presenting her free workshop from 2-4pm. Participants are asked to bring the following: "... a working lamp with lightbulb, a dish of some sort (plate, bowl, cup, mug, etc), preferably one decorated with a pattern or image and a pillow with pillowcase or blanket. If you can't bring all of these objects, please bring what you can."

This sounds like a great way to spend a grey afternoon!

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