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Deepening the Image – Golnar Adili
August 13, 2018 - August 17, 2018| $800
August 13 – 17
Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members
Lab fee: $75
Class limit: 6
In this class, we will meditate on images of the participants’ choosing by infusing them with texture and space. Initially, we will use a simple solvent transfer technique to multiply the image. Through shifts in scale, material manipulation, and fragmentation we’ll allow our constructions to express themselves in relief space. We’ll use fundamental book arts elements such as hinges and the accordion, and some architecture concepts such as sheathing, scaffolding, and landscape. These investigations will introduce movement to open the image vertically and horizontally. If time allows, participants will house their constructions in structures inspired by the content and concepts explored throughout the course. Golnar will demonstrate a few basic box making techniques that can be reinterpreted and developed as needed by more advanced students with past experience. A mixed media approach is encouraged as we will experiment with encaustic and collage.
Adili is a mixed media artist based in Brooklyn. She was born in Virginia, and moved to Iran when she was four. She left Iran to pursue higher education in the US. She holds a Master’s degree in architecture from the University of Michigan, where she received the Thesis Award and was the recipient of the Booth Traveling Fellowship to Tehran, in 2006.
She has attended residencies at the Rockefeller Foundation for the Arts in Bellagio, Italy, Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the MacDowell Colony, Ucross Foundation for the Arts, Lower East Side Printshop, and Women’s Studio Workshop among others.
Some of the venues Adili has shown her work include, Craft and Folk Art Museum LA, Cue Art Foundation, International Print Center NY, Brooklyn Arts Council, and the Lower East Side Printshop. Some of the grants she has received include the Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, The Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant, the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists Books, Puffin Foundation Grant, and the Urban Artist Initiative grant. Golnar is currently a resident at the Center for Book Arts in New York.