Overnight: Art &&

notes from the table:

MacLagan - Psychological Aesthetics
the rise and fall of the aesthetic
the split between inner and outer worlds and the impoverishment of psychological life
from iconograph to embodiment
from inarticulate to aesthetic form\
//rl inart to artic form
aesthetic, beauty and soul
art therapy and the therapy of art
towards a new psychological aesthetics
putting aesthetic and psychological qualities into words

Efland - Art and Cognition
the uneasy connection between art and psychology
artistic development in cognitive development theories
the cognitive revolution and conceptions of learning
cognitive flexibility theory and learning in the arts
obstacle to art learning and their assessment
imagination in cognition
the arts and cognition: a cognitive argument for the arts

Modell - Imagination and the Meaningful Brain
Uncertain steps toward a biology of meaning
metaphor, memory, and unconscious imagination
imagination's autonomy
the corporeal imagination
internality and the self
directing the imagination
the uniqueness of human feelings
feelings and value
imagining other minds
mirror neurons, gestures, and the origis of metaphor
experience and mind-body problem

Cognition through color

Adal, Past Tense

from the past. He has ended, as I continue. Death is a reminder. To some it calls up life, while to others it calls up fears.

Adál Alberto Maldonado (November 1, 1948 – December 9, 2020), styled as ADÁL, was a photographer who lived and worked in New York City and Puerto Rico. (wikipedia)

Seems so brief. Just a ripple.

making the caption carry meaning across the boundary.

“Draw from your personal experience. Whether it’s a search for an identity, the celebration of beauty, a concern with correcting chaos in the world, or the simple entertainment of a thought experiment, what will set you apart and original will be how you see the world filtered through your personal experience.” Adal

Adal, dropped his last name and his darkroom manipulations after Lisette Modal’s visit to SFAI.

We were, for a few years, known to each other; grad students at San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI). After leaving the art institute I went to Syracuse, to EXS as a teacher. Light Work/ Community Darkroom was still installing equipment; still generating self-awareness; coming to define a role. I brought a mailing list of several hundred names and addresses of mostly West Coast, young unknowns.

I gave the entire list to Tom and Phil. And, the list of my “must show these people” … fewer than ten people. Adal was number three on that list.

Teachers, then:

Jerry Burchard. Linda Connor. Henry Wessel. John Collier. Margery Mann. Fred Martin (his class was one of the few required courses; grad students across all programs attended.)

Some Fellow Students:

Ingeborg Gerdes. Bill Arnold. Harry Bowers. Mike Mandel. Larry Sultan.

Light Work

https://webionaire.com/2017/06/23/getting-here-out-of-art-school/(opens in a new tab)

From my 1971 notebook:

the only thing
left to photograph is air. 

misprints are the key. as key to 
time -- fade -- light
(adal) wessel (difference is time, or space place light)
motion --- light dark
outlier -- misprint. 

It has taken me too many delays, too many re-writes to get this posted. While that doesn’t (shouldn’t) matter to you, it does bother me. When good artists die, we miss more than anther life.

Remembering isn’t rebirth. Not even for an optimist like Adal.