Painting into a Corner: Representation as Shelter

By Greg Drasler.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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The use of intuition and the factors of anxiety form the elyptical territory in which my discussion of my mechanics of creative practice occurr. Finding a voice, experiencing it becoming a character and being in a place beind it begin the architecture of sheltering a subject. The prepositional state operating between locations is that distinction I identify as a place. It is also related to the transormational object that shapeshifts its way through our lives. It is in this environment between that intuition and anxiety have directional and atmospheric agency. The underlining goal of this thinking is to develop a familiarty and language for the subject to subject contact that is made between the viewer and the artist through the object.

Keywords: Studio Practice, Psychology, Subjectivity

The International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 8, pp.103-106. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 476.790KB).

Greg Drasler

Professor of Studio Arts, Painting and Drawing, Pratt Institute of the Arts, Brooklyn, New York, USA

My Paintings engage the issue of interiority and thus Place. I have exhibited widely in the US including the Witney Museum, Carnegie Institute, The Queens Museum of Art and the New Museum of Art. I have taught at Princeton University, Pratt Institute of Art, Williams College in studio courses at undergraduate and Graduate level. My Essay "Painting into a Corner : Representation as Shelter" was published in 2002 by Continuum Press/ London and Wesleyan Press/US in "The Vitality of Objects : Exploring the Work of Christopher Bollas, edited by Joseph Scalia. The place of the subject the construction of subjectivity are pervasive in my work and this writing.


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