Posted by TAP on February 27, 2013 - 8:29am

Our last day with Rebecca Carter was all about WORK! WORK! WORK! Working with the computers in the lab or with the art materials, the teen artists got down to business completing their mock-ups for the signage project.

All of the students had the opportunity to submit their mock-ups to MAP—Make Art with Purpose—which will be choosing entries for an upcoming signage project later this year.

Posted by TAP on February 25, 2013 - 11:33am

February 10 marked our third T/AP meeting with Rebecca Carter. We started the day by viewing Jenny Holzer’s installation Kind of Blue, 2012. As a textual work, this particular piece from the Modern’s permanent collection offered the teen artists an example of how to approach, design, and execute their signage projects.

Rebecca led the students in a discussion of the Holzer installation—its formal qualities, its siting in the gallery near reflective surfaces, its two-story viewing space, its color, and the text itself.

Posted by TAP on February 13, 2013 - 4:18pm

On Sunday, February 3, the teen artists spent quite a bit of time with Rebecca Carter discussing ideas for their upcoming signage projects. As requested, the teen artists provided photographs of signage they each came across in the past week. Spending the first part of class narrowly focusing on the signage present in the photographs really got things in gear. The relationships between image and text, the juxtaposition of seemingly unrelated words, and the effectiveness of fonts and typographic choices became the conversation for the day.

Posted by TAP on February 7, 2013 - 10:41am

This past Sunday marked the first of several with our newest artist mentor, Rebecca Carter. We began with an introduction to Rebecca’s past and recent work, discussing her installations and the subjectivity of the self and body. Especially relevant was her focus on split subjectivity—the subjective difference between “I” and “me.” Continuing her presentation with a quick dabble in Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis, she showed us her work concerning text and textiles.

Posted by Nathan on February 6, 2013 - 4:52pm

Sunday, January 13, turned out to be a very special day for the teen artists. They were afforded the opportunity to engage with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in a way that only a very select few artists and patrons can: the teen artists were permitted to draw on the museum's walls!