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Author Green, Sarah Urist, author.

Title You are an artist : assignments to spark creation / Sarah Urist Green.

Publication Info. [New York, NY] : Penguin Books, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  700.2 GRE    DUE 10-19-23
Description xii, 243 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Note Place of publication taken from publisher's website.
Contents Introduction -- Surface test / Kim Beck -- Become someone else / T. J. Dedeaux-Norris -- Imprint / Sopheap Pich -- Drawing what you know rather than what you see / Kim Dingle -- Never seen, never will / David Brooks -- Quietest place / Jace Clayton -- Caption contest / David Rathman -- Make a rug / Fritz Haeg -- Customize it / Brian McCutcheon -- Exquisite corpse / Hugo Crosthwaite -- Sympathetic object in context / Genesis Belanger -- Self shape / Tschabalala Self -- The muster / Allison Smith -- Blow up / Assaf Evron -- Whitescapes / Odili Donald Odita -- Paper weaving / Michelle Grabner -- Vehicular palette / Jesse Sugarmann -- Virtual seescape / Gina Beavers -- Copy a copy a copy / Molly Springfield -- Combinatory play / Pablo Helguera -- News photographer / Alec Soth -- The art of complaining / The Guerrilla Girls -- Walk on it / Kate Gilmore -- Proposals / Peter Liversidge -- Sorted books / Nina Katchadourian -- Meet in the middle / Douglas Paulson and Christopher Robbins -- Find your band / Bang on a Can -- Constructed landscape / Paula McCartney -- Native land / Wendy Red Star -- Body in place / Maria Gaspar -- Statement / Dread Scott -- Measuring histories / Sonya Clark -- Psychological landscape / Robyn O'Neil -- Question the museum / Güler Ates -- Emotional furniture / Christoph Niemann -- Lost childhood object / Lenka Clayton -- Simultaneity / Beatriz Cortez -- Intimate, indispensable GIF / Toyin Ojih Odutola -- Expanded moment / Jan Tichy -- Writing as drawing as writing / Kenturah Davis -- Boundaries / Zarouhie Abdalian -- Off / Lauren Zoll -- Thoughts, opinions, hopes, fears, etc. / Gillian Wearing -- Embarrassing object / Geof Oppenheimer -- Stakeout! / Deb Sokolow -- Imaginary friend / JooYoung Choi -- Fake flyer / Nathaniel Russell -- Become a sci-fi character / Desirée Holman -- Graphic score / Stuart Hyatt -- Scramble scrabble dinner / J. Morgan Puett -- Paper plate / Julie Green -- Conjure a studio / Hope Ginsburg -- Shadow portrait / Lonnie Holley -- Parting note -- Acknowledgments -- Categories.
Summary "More than 50 assignments, ideas, and prompts to expand your world and help you make outstanding new things to put into it Curator Sarah Urist Green left her office in the basement of an art museum to travel and visit a diverse range of artists, asking them to share prompts that relate to their own ways of working. The result is You Are an Artist, a journey of creation through which you'll invent imaginary friends, sort books, declare a cause, construct a landscape, find your band, and become someone else (or at least try). Your challenge is to filter these assignments through the lens of your own experience and make art that reflects the world as you see it. You don't have to know how to draw well, stretch a canvas, or mix a paint color that perfectly matches that of a mountain stream. This book is for anyone who wants to make art, regardless of experience level. The only materials you'll need are what you already have on hand or can source for free. Full of insights, techniques, and inspiration from art history, this book opens up the processes and practices of artists and proves that you, too, have what it takes to call yourself one. You Are an Artist brings together more than 50 assignments gathered from some of the most innovative creators working today, including Sonya Clark, Michelle Grabner, The Guerrilla Girls, Fritz Haeg, Pablo Helguera, Nina Katchadourian, Toyin Ojih Odutola, J. Morgan Puett, Dread Scott, Alec Soth, Gillian Wearing, and many others"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Art -- Technique.
Art -- Problems, exercises, etc.
ART / General.
Art -- Technique. (OCoLC)fst00815372
Other Form: Online version: Green, Sarah Urist, You are an artist New York : Penguin Books, 2020. 9780525505853 (DLC) 2019039032
ISBN 9780143134091 (hardcover)
0143134094 (hardcover)
9780525505853 (electronic book)
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