The Thursday after our show for Beverly Semmes‘s studio class, we had the pleasure of hearing the artist Damien Davis speak about his work, as well as The Whitney Biennial which we recently visited. After his talk at AAP NYC, Damien took us to his studio at LMCC (Lower Manhattan Cultural Center). There, we were lucky enough to see his work in person, as well as that of the other resident artists. The day after that talk and the last day before our spring break, we had the lovely Katie Holten visit to discuss her practice and her book that we have been reading called “About Trees.” Katie Holten states: “I think of the book as an archive of human knowledge filtered through branches of thought.”
After weeks of excitement and the non-stop go of New York City, we all dispersed for spring recess and have now returned feeling refreshed for Cornell students. We began our first Monday back with Masha Panteleyeva’s art and architecture history class where we discussed Pop-Art. After that we had a substitute studio professor named Juan Iribarren who guided us through drawing from a live figure model. We look forward to going on more art adventures and having discussions with Linda Norden and Jane Benson this week, and are starting to think about our next show, opening on May 1st in the AAP NYC gallery.