Written by: Brooke Dalton
Spring is in the air, and thank goodness. The promise of a semester ending and a mental break is so enticing that it’s hard to stay focused some days. But what about summer school?
What if you want to get ahead in your degree, or try to finish early, or avoid a heavier year next year? How do you balance being a full-time student in the summer, or taking a class and working full-time? How do you avoid burnout?
Written By: Brooke Dalton
Commuters commuters commuters! York is a commuter school, no doubt, and commuting can be a challenge sometimes. With waking up early to get to school on time and being more affected by weather conditions, commuting can be hard!
Whether you’re commuting from the GTA or from downtown, there are many ups and downs to commuting.
So how do we do it?
Written by: Vaiva Slapsys
Featuring the works of the students in the 4090 painting and installation classes, the Collective focuses on the exploration of contemporary questions and concerns regarding the body, the environment, urbanity, and cross-cultural overlays. A space for experimentation and new discoveries, the Collective invites you to ask critical questions of the art and of yourself and open up to a collection of work that is both completely unique and yet wholly connected.
the Collective is hosted in the Gales and Special Projects galleries, February 4th-14th. Please join the artists at the closing reception on February 14th from 12:30-2:00pm for refreshments, engaging discussion, and celebration.
Written By: Brooke Dalton
So you’re in AMPD and want to double major? Not sure how to go about it? This is the perfect place to start! Double majoring is a great way to explore two interests in a more in-depth way, by getting to experience two programs in one rather than just dabbling in a secondary subject. In my experience, double majoring has been awesome!
Written by: Nima AK
Takashi Murakami was born in 1962 in Tokyo, Japan. He received his B.F.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. from the University of the Arts, Japan. Nicknamed “The Warhol of Japan”, Takashi Murakami is known for combining fine art and pop culture. Murakami founded the “Superflat” theory of the 1990s, which is influenced by colourful anime and manga cartoons. He is currently living and working in Tokyo and New York.
Murakami, Takashi. Pom and Me: On the Red Mound of Dead. Acrylic on Canvas. 2013.
Written By: Lucia Llano
Think you know all there is to know about AMPD? Now’s your chance to prove it! Take our super tough AMPD quiz and see how much you know about the faculty you’ve devoted so much of your life to!
Written By: Nima A.K.
Brian Donnelly, best known as Kaws, is a New York-based artist. He was born in 1974 in Jersey City, New Jersey. After obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration in New York in 1996, he worked as a freelance animator for Disney, where he made a name for himself designing limited edition toys and clothing. This helped to spark his career as an internationally acclaimed artist, exhibiting his art in sculpture and installation media in museums and galleries around the world.
Kaws, Good Intentions, 2015, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Yorkshire, England.
Written By: Liana
Hi, I’m Liana! Every month I’ll be taking on a new art form that I’m interested in, and I’ll be working though the process of teaching myself how to do it. This month I’m teaching myself embroidery!
Embroidery is essentially the embellishing of fabric (or paper, or … anything) using a needle and thread, and sometimes also beads and sequins. Although nowadays the process is usually done using sewing machines and other, more efficient technologies, people still do it by hand as well. Thanks to social media, embroidery is having a bit of resurgence in the modern art sphere. This resurgence can be attributed to embroidery’s kitschy look, but also must be attributed to the female artists who are reclaiming the stereotypically feminine pastime to create conceptual feminist works of art.
If you need some inspiration, here are a few Instagram artists that I am a big fan of: @crossstitchcult @vickinerino (the kulls!) @milky.tea__ @zoebuckman (her work ‘Champ’) @westcozy @tinycup_ @stitchezwithattitude @times.new.romance @hanecdote