Tonal Drawing: Graphite on Unprimed Canvas
November 28–December 2
Monday–Friday, 8:45 am–12:30 pm
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 10 students
This approach will demonstrate the significance in personalizing one’s materials and methods to best suit and enhance individual aesthetic sensibility. How one creates is regarded with highlighted importance in relation to what one creates; it is promoting expression by way of means and methods. These media elect the heavy weave of the canvas as the dominant but impersonal mark, distilling positive and negative space evenly, and rendering a particulate profile to the image emerging through the landscape of its woven ground.
Mr. Kogge will describe what led him to develop this technique, and how it then led to his present media of colored pencils and ink wash on canvas. Prominent examples will be noted, in particular the work of George Seurat, Paul Cézanne, Marcel Duchamp, Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Louise Nevelson, Andy Warhol, and Chuck Close—to name just a few whose departure from traditional methods was critical in realizing their particular vision. A demonstration of materials and procedure will follow this discussion. Students may choose to work from photographic sources or from still life.
Robert Kogge studied at the Parsons School of Design and in Europe. He has received numerous fellowships and awards from institutions including the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Mr. Kogge has had solo exhibitions at galleries in New York City, San Francisco, Nashville, and Birmingham. His work is in the collections of the New Jersey State Museum, Chase Manhattan Bank in New York, Prudential Insurance Company of America in Newark, American Interactive Media in Los Angeles, and Rutgers University in Newark, among many others.