Summer Workshop Program 2024

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Rubens Ghenov Telegraph Signals: Painting in Abstraction June 23 to June 28, 2024 Time 9 am - 12 pm Discipline: Painting Advanced On-site Housing NOT Available - Off-site Housing Options

This workshop focuses on the conditions abstraction presents in amalgamating disparate parts of our psychology and philosophy in the medium of painting. Specific prompts will provide fodder for the creation of a visual language which may arrive from a representational substrate to ultimately morph in the abstract. We will delve in both past and contemporary painting to augment our perception of the lineage of abstraction and the possibilities it may present today. Participants will work on small geometric compositions at first in order to play with color relations, facture, scale, etc., and then move toward more conceptual projects dealing with their own visual vocabulary sparked by specific prompts.


Please bring to class a digital portfolio containing at least 20 images of work.



Rubens Ghenov was born in São Paulo, Brazil and immigrated to the US in 1989. He received his MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2010. Ghenov has shown nationally in both solo and group exhibitions at Morgan Lehman Gallery (NY), Mindy Solomon Gallery (FL), Marginal Utility (PA), Ortega y Gasset Projects (NY), Tennessee Triennial (TN), Geoffrey Young Gallery (MA), TSA Brooklyn (NYC), Woodmere Art Museum (PA), and the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PA). In 2013, he co-curated with Dona Nelson the 72nd Annual Juried Exhibition at the Woodmere Art Museum. Ghenov has been featured in Hyperallergic, Art in America, The Village Voice, Bomb Magazine, Title Magazine, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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