Thursday, January 24, 2013

January 24 Identity Book: Collage and Photography at Goss-Michael Foundation

TONIGHT!!! Enjoy farm to table hors d'oeuvres from one of Dallas' BEST restaurants FT33, paired with wines and be apart of an amazing educational cultural experience, meet new people and be engaged, enlightened and inspired. Look no further and sign up for this class. Goss Michael Foundation is partnering with Oil and Cotton to offer a social mixer and educational mash-up. Enjoy post-punk music while taking part in a creative experiment. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a class set in the galleries of GMF responding to current exhibiting artists. Classes provide insightful and fun exploration of contemporary art. Wine and bites will be provided. Proceeds from the class go to The Goss-Michael Foundation arts education and scholarship programs.
Artist Linder Sterling used photographs taken from different media sources. These images were enlarged, cropped, and juxtaposed with disparate images. Artist Bryan Adams has used photography to document the obsession of celebrity in popular culture. In this class, participants will partake in a collage project exploring the impact of another media form on our cultural and personal identities, SOCIAL MEDIA. Students will create an IDENTITY BOOK combining images from mass media, our own Facebook, other social media profiles, and various paper ephemera. Clippings will be cut and adhered on the transparent pages of the book to create layers of meaning.
Social media platforms such as blogs Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, online dating websites, and Pinterest give individuals the tools to cut, paste, and edit photos and information to construct and edit (montage) personal identities that are often idealized versions of reality. Our project will ask attendees to reflect on the identity they have created for themselves via social media platforms juxtaposed with the self that they have airbrushed and left on the cutting room floor. How do we curate these public profiles to position ourselves in the most flattering light?
No art making experience is needed. Join us for an evening of music, creative exploration, and new friends.

This class is taking place at
Goss-Michael Foundation
1405 Turtle Creek Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 696-0555

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