The second artist for the Teen-Artist Program was Sean Ibanez, who introduced the students to more experimental processes.

One of the projects the students worked on was "art bombs". The students worked on baseball card sized pieces of paper and designed whatever they chose on them. The papers were placed at any location at the students discretion and were intended to surprise the viewers that found them, hence the "art bomb" title.

The students studied the permanent collection and created their own versions of Mark Rothko's Light Cloud, Dark Cloud (1957). They learned to concentrate on color fields and how colors vibrate against each other.

TAP Rothko

As one of the last projects, the students made an excursion outdoors to view Richard Serra's Vortex (2002) and Roxy Paine's Conjoined (2007) up close. They then created their own sculptures using found objects and learned to balance engineering the pieces with concept.

A little bit about Sean Ibanez:

"Sean Ibanez was born in San Antonio, TX and currently resides in Fort Worth. His undergraduate studies were completed at UT in San Antonio, and he later went on to receive his Master’s Degree in Sculpture from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. Ibanez has shown in several group shows in the DFW Metroplex including World Views! Diverse Artist Approaches (2007) at the Dallas Center for Contemporary Art; the I-35 Biennial at Dunn and Brown gallery (2006); Best of the Biennial (2008) at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center; and most recently Young Latino Artists 14: Tarp != lona (2009) at MEXCI-Arte Museum in Austin. Ibanez currently makes the commute from Fort Worth to Azle to teach 7th and 8th grade art."

http://www.500x.org/artists_SeanIbanez.html

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