JOSYPH & LARKIN: DUETS FOR TWO BRUSHES (May 8)


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Instructor: 
Peter Josyph
SKU: 192-6844
Price: $45.00

Josyph & Larkin (Peter Josyph & Kevin Larkin) have collaborated on their series of found-object assemblages, LIVES OF THE SAINTS, since 1991. In this lively discussion of their highly unorthodox methods of collaboration, Josyph & Larkin will explore what author Richard Selzer, in reviewing their work, called “the two-ness of creation” that “flies in the face of the tradition of the artist as solitary figure, plumbing his own depths.” The talk includes samples of their work, an extensive Q & A, and suggestions for how to apply their methods to your own life and work in any creative endeavor.

JOSYPH: “LIVES OF THE SAINTS is three things at once. It’s a secular tribute to a great tradition in art history. It’s a way for us to canonize our own secular saints, such as Jack Kerouac or John Coltrane. And it’s autobiography. Career artists, like the historical saints, do what they do because they can’t do otherwise. Art chooses you, not the other way around. Our work ethic is this: All that matters is the finished SAINT, not how many months of labor might be demolished by the other.”
LARKIN: “Apart from the SAINTS, we lead independent lives as artists. Peter’s a well-published author, an award-winning filmmaker, an actor-director, and he’s had solo shows of his paintings around the world. I’ve also exhibited for decades, I’m the president of the B.J. Spoke Gallery, I teach Expressionist painting, and I act in some of Peter’s plays and films—in fact together we helped found Victory Rep back in the 80’s. That’s a wealth of artistic experience brought to bear on making the SAINTS.”
JOSYPH: “Because of the tough-minded rules of engagement, we do some of our best work on them.”
LARKIN: “Each takes the other a step beyond where we’d stop on our own.”

Year: 
2019
Term: 
Spring
Date(s): 
May 8, 2019
Days: 
Wednesday
Start Time: 
7:00 PM
End Time: 
9:30 PM
Existing Class
Length: 
2 hours, 30 minutes
Period: 
Evening
Number of Sessions: 
1
Max Class Size: 
100
Age: 
Adults & Teens 16+
Level: 
All
Status: 
Active