Artist Jessica Thalmann will lead a workshop with participants interested in alternative photographic practices and the creative potential in manipulating photographs of domestic interior spaces and residential architecture. This workshop is suitable for photographers, collage, installation and sculpture artists wishing to explore the boundaries between these mediums. Thalmann will present a lecture on her work and other artists exploring the home including Gordon Matta-Clark, Do Ho Suh, Ryan Oskin, Daniel Gordon etc... They will then guide participants through the creation of a small work of art using their own imagery. Techniques covered in a hands-on manner include: paper folding techniques, rubbing, precise cutting, excising and lifting and other destructive techniques. The class will culminate in a final critique where participants will learn to critically examine their peers alongside their own work.
Participants will need the following supplies:
Ruler, scissors, cutting matte, Exacto knife and blades, masking tape, bone folder, pencil, small stack of copy paper 8.5 x 11 inches, 5 – 10 photographs artists would like to work, photographs of the home, either interiors or exteriors are encouraged. Can be digital or darkroom prints or magazine cutouts.
Jessica Thalmann is an artist and educator currently based in Toronto and New York City. She received an MFA in Advanced Photographic Studies from ICP-Bard College and a BFA in Visual Arts from York University. Thalmann has taught at the International Centre for Photography, Akin Collective, MacLaren Art Centre, Toronto School of Art, Gallery 44 and City College of New York. She has been an artist in residence at the Banff Center for Arts and Creativity, Alberta, Canada, and at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Her work has been shown in group exhibitions at Aperture Foundation, International Centre for Photography, Camera Club of New York Baxter St, and Humble Arts Foundation (New York), VIVO Media Arts Centre (Vancouver), Museum of Contemporary Art, Harbourfront Centre, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Angell Gallery, Gallery TPW, Art Spin, and Gales Gallery at York University (Toronto). She is currently represented by Angell Gallery and her first solo museum exhibition at the Varley Art Gallery of Markham is forthcoming.