Events , San Francisco

The Feminist School of Painting: Still Life and Genre Painting with Marcela Pardo Ariza

Still Life and Genre Painting with Marcela Pardo Ariza
October 27, 1–3pm

Still life paintings depict inanimate subjects like food, flowers, vases, fabrics, and animals, which were often chosen to convey certain religious or symbolic meaning. Similarly, Genre Paintings portray scenes of ordinary life—from living rooms to picnics, and bars to markets. The people and places in these images usually represented without any added drama or exaggeration. This workshop will consider the diverse customs and traditions of domestic life from other perspectives, cultures, bodies, and families. It will also shift the typical focus of these scenes to emphasize the daily life other creatures, like animals. We’ll address how images of domestic life might change from culture to culture, from people to people, or from dog to dog.

Marcela Pardo Ariza is a Colombian visual artist and curator. Ariza explores the relationship of wry humor, queerness and representation through color sets and prop-like objects.

Registration for the workshop is required.