Seth Orion Schwaiger
June 8 - July 21, 2018
Art League Houston is excited to present Complex 3, an exhibition by Austin-based artist, curator, and writer Seth Orion Schwaiger. This exhibition is part of an ongoing series of projects exploring ideas of intrinsic and assigned value, with an increasing focus on the value and quality of non-linear thought. The works in the exhibition include architectural intervention, labyrinthine installation, and doubling of imagery and symbols as a strategy to pull the implied line of traditional exhibition viewing back in on itself. The looping or spiraling of information produces a unique environment that challenges the viewer’s proclivity to process information in a way that speaks to a more outcome-driven, practical, algebraic, cause and effect way of thinking.
With the use of fundamental figure drawing skills, this 6-hour workshop will focus on creating one high quality drawing. This intensive is aimed at creating time-based decisions in terms of what elements to ignore or give priority when approaching a drawing.
July 23–August 13
This series of workshops will cover a wide variety of monotype techniques, including, but not limited to, transferring, stenciling, found material imprints, drypoint, chine colle, rainbow rolling, chemical additives, etc. Students will leave the workshop with a finished series of monotypes.
Ever wonder what to do with all of those leftover soda cans? In this class students will be making their very own backyard mini metal foundries. Demos will be made on various sculpting techniques and step by step instructions for mold making. Students will learn how to prepare their foam objects to cast in the burnout sand casting method, how to safely pour molten metal, and how to polish their final projects to a shine.