Tag: Desiree Espada

Workshops at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center: Photography and Figure Drawing/Painting

Figure Drawing/Painting Sessions have Started Back at the Arts Center! Every Tuesday night, 5:30pm to 8:30pm Artist fee is $15/session. Artists can either paint or draw from our selection of clothed and nude models in the north upstairs studio at the Fort Worth Arts Center. Easels are provided for those drawing, however if painting, please bring your own french easel or prochade box. We have a great schedule of excellent models so we hope you can join us tin keeping the long traditional of painting from life at the Arts Center alive!  Free parking in the back parking lot is available for those attending. Individual or multiple tickets can be purchase at the Arts Center business office. For more information, please contact E. Melinda Morrison at 303-881-1122.

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truly, madly: Collaborative Photography by Kasumi Chow and Desiree Espada

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http://kasumianddesiree.com/portfolio/truly-madly/

Location: Murchison Performing Arts Center, University of North Texas
Spring Semester 2017, FREE

truly, madly is feeling wholeheartedly however shallow or deep. In this series of collaborative photographs by Kasumi Chow and Desiree Espada, the artists construct single colorful frames of common objects juxtaposed by portraits of young women, teetering between anxiety and euphoria. The photographs are glazed with mild angst, impulse, and deliberately awkward situations. There is a vanitas-laden visual syntax at work. However, these contemporary still lifes are more visually succinct in their delivery than their predecessors. A lopped off pony tail stands on its own upon a bright yellow backdrop, chola-style nails offer fist-fulls of lifeless gelatinous gummy worms, a ring pop is cast off into a glass of champagne. These works are not about eternal preservation or nature morte, but rather about unapologetically living in the moment, where humor and sorrow intersect all in the same square.

Submitted by Danielle Naylor. Email: education@dentonarts.com

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