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John Jerome O’Connor – “Confusing the Controller”

From July 21-25

As Oliver Sacks has said – “Every act of perception, is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination.” In this course, participants will explore the powerful and mysterious relationship between the mind and the body, through a range of materials.  Our mediums will include painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, collage, and others to be determined.  Through slides, videos, and readings / discussions, we will discuss the various ways in which artists have represented the dynamic between thought and physical action. Participants will then create their own works in response to these images and to specific prompts. Ultimately, we will search to give visual form to spaces between the physical and the emotional – those spaces that make us human.

About John Jerome O’Connor:

John J. O’Connor was born in Westfield, MA, and received a Master of Fine Arts and Master of Art History from Pratt Institute in 2000.  He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in that same year, and has received a New York Foundation for the Arts grant in painting, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant.  He was a 2011/12 recipient of a studio from the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program. Mr. O’Connor was also a resident artist at the Farpath Foundation in Dijon France.



Deadline 5/31/2014
Contact Name Allison Edwards
Contact Email [email protected]
Website http://mayapplecenter.org/