In this intensive course, abstraction is explored as a philosophy, rather than merely a style. The workshop is a journey of discovery. We start with a review of color theory, as color plays such a central role in the formal language. Students then explore a variety of conceptual approaches to non-representation, experimenting with diverse processes and techniques. Each student-artist devises or refines a uniquely personal abstract language. Selected paintings in the museum’s collection serve as inspiration.
Dahn Hiuni is an award-winning, New York-based multidisciplinary artist. His work spans the fields of visual art, graphic design, theater and performance art. Hiuni’s work has been presented at such New York venues as P.S. 122, Franklin Furnace, Mixed Greens, Artists Space, Metro Pictures, Cooper Union and The New York International Fringe Festival. Other exhibition and performance venues include The Walker Art Center, The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, Cleveland Performance Art Festival, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Lancaster Museum of Art.
Dahn has taught at Pratt Institute, School of Visual Arts, Fashion Institute of Technology, Hofstra University and Bucknell University. He has lectured at the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum and the Getty. He holds an MFA in studio art and an interdisciplinary PhD (Art Education/Art History/Performance Studies), both from Penn State. He is adjunct professor of art at Empire State College, State University of New York.