Hosted by Light Gallery + Jeffrey Augustine Songco
Thursday, April 26th from 6 to 8pm
As defined by Wikipedia, ‘conceptual art’ is “art in which the concept(s) or idea(s) involved in the work take precedence over traditional aesthetic, technical, and material concerns”. This workshop will cover a brief history of the Conceptual Art movement and introduce a variety of techniques and strategies used in a conceptual art practice. Artists will learn how to develop deeper meaning in their artwork and/or expand production beyond their usual medium of choice. Artists are encouraged to bring examples of past artwork to activate discussion and short critiques.
Bring notebook and writing instrument
Bring examples of past work
Refreshments will be served!
Jeffrey Augustine Songco is a multi-media artist based in Grand Rapids. He holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute. His artwork has been exhibited throughout the USA including the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids. In 2017, he was featured in the publication ‘Queering Contemporary Asian American Art’, and he was the Installation Category Juried Award winner at ArtPrize Nine. His award-winning installation was recently exhibited at SPRING/BREAK Art Show in New York City where Klaus Biesenbach instagrammed it.