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EAST at Cement Loop: Workshop with B. Shawn Cox #9

  • Cement Loop 5811 Berkman Drive Austin, TX, 78723 United States (map)
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B. Shawn Cox will show various techniques and tips learned about photocopy transfers and provide hands-on instruction on the processes as well as integrating them into collage. He will also discuss ideas and options for enhancing and embellishing a photo transfer piece.
All materials needed will be provided. You are welcome to bring a photocopy (Toner/Laser only NOT inkjet) to work with if you have one or two.
Each participant will work on a small project - around 5x5", including creating and revealing a photo transfer and have the ability to enhance the piece with collage/drawing/etc.  
it is recommended you bring an apron or wear clothes you don’t mind getting acrylic medium or having things stuck to them permanently.

Class size max. 12 people. Ticket price: 30$ 

Bio B. Shawn Cox:
Derived from personal or found vintage photographs, my work attempts to capture, reinterpret, create and celebrate a moment in time. I select vintage images that appeal to my nostalgic vision of the past I work to create a personal "current" interpretation of the past by layering image, color, texture and relief. I find they resonate with the viewer, uniquely. I love humor, irony, sarcasm and wit. A part of this vision stems from a fascination with recreating a “perfect” past (or at least an imagined one) where my own memories fade or remain hidden to me. I am drawn to the narratives associated with patterns, texture and fabric and our culture's mass-produced trinkets and societal icons – creating the life we are “supposed” to live – except viewing from the perspective of the life (or memories) we were supposed to have had. The production and incorporation of these visual remnants or iconic figures/personalities is meant to both be a literal image cliche' as well as a structural framework upon which these figures become trapped in a vision of a time reflecting this meme. I utilize pattern and repetition of iconic figures that both depersonalize them as a portrait and create a sense of importance by simply repeating them over and over as if an advertising jingle or “that song” that is (almost painfully) spinning in your head.