The fourth artist the T/AP students had the opportunity to work with this year was Dallas-based painter, designer, writer, and fanatical Dallas Mavericks fan Zeke Williams. Zeke recently had his first solo show, Heat Check at Erin Cluley Gallery in Dallas, and was included in Black & White, a group exhibition at Eugene Binder Gallery in Marfa.
For our final session with Michelle Rawlings, students were instructed to send her the names of cultural icons they associated with. Names included Stephen Colbert, James Dean, and Judge Judy. Students were provided with preselected and appropriated images of these figures and asked to depict them with chalk pastels.
For the second session with Michelle Rawlings, T/AP students created miniature paper doll self-portraits painted with watercolor and gouache. Michelle asked the students to examine Kehinde Wiley’s use of fashion and scale in his exhibition Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic by implementing reduction and miniaturization into their own self-portraits.
By Erik Salcedo
On November 8, T/AP began the first of three sessions with Dallas-based artist Michelle Rawlings. Michelle received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2012, with a concentration in painting. She recently had her first international solo exhibition at the Raster Gallery in Warsaw, Poland, following an exhibition at Hello Project in Houston. More information on her and her work can be found at michellerawlings.com.