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What About Art School? A Few Do's and Dont's

As roles and responsibilities become blended and
integrated for artists, galleries, and institutions
in the art world, artists are expected to take a
more proactive approach to become involved
and market themselves. As an artist you are more
likely to have interest by making yourself fully
accessible; building networks and interacting with
your audience is key.

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Ty Bishop
Evan Jones: A Painted History

The process of combing through the imagery and figuring out ways to manipulate it in order to make it relevant to us today, not in a literal sense, but a broad human sense, is something I’m trying to do. Art has always been a lens to look at what has happened in history to humanity in a more subjective, emotional, or ethereal way. So I don’t see what I’m doing by collecting and choosing to paint these images as any different than that. It’s just adding on to their documentation. 

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Kayo Albert: Movement and Landscape

The important thing for me is movement. When you work on this big size, you have to physically move around the surface. It feels like a dancer moving their body. When I start, I don't have any ideas. The movement evolves into something else like shapes and composition. I start from a place of calmness, and don't seek to express immediate emotions. 

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Ty Bishop
Joshua Reyes: Chaos and Order

A lot of what I'm doing today is about different approaches to mark making. It becomes all about tempo, rhythm, and composition. I think of my paintings more like songs. In a song, you can't play 1/8 notes the whole time. In some of my older paintings, I used a paint scraper and moved it across the canvas at different speeds. At a certain point, I step back and pause to look before I begin again.
 

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