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Draw@MOCA: Orion Wertz

Aug 20, 2016
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Workshop Description

Inverse Tonal Drawing:
In this workshop we will invert the usual tonal relationship in drawing by using white conte on black paper. Sighting from objects, we will execute preparatory sketches that focus on geometric relationships and then move on to our sustained study. This kind of tonal process- in which white or a light color is applied to a darker surface- was integral to many Renaissance techniques. Working with white on black will allow us to develop depth and dimensionality very quickly.


Orion Wertz Bio:
Orion Wertz is a Professor at Columbus State University, where he teaches painting and drawing. He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Orion received his bachelor’s degree from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and his Masters of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. He has exhibited paintings and installations in a variety of venues and has produced and distributed several comic books. His artwork was recently featured in the “Hudgens Prize Finalist Exhibition” at the Hudgens Center for the Arts, and also in “Sprawl, Drawing Outside the Lines” at the High Museum of Art. He reviews exhibitions for “Burnaway.” Historic mische painting, sumi ink rendering and the physiology of imagination are some of his current research interests.


Jiha Moon Bio:
Jiha Moon is from DaeGu, Korea and lives and works in Atlanta, GA. She received her MFA from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. Her works have been acquired by Asia Society, New York, NY, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, The Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC, Smithsonian Institute, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, NC and The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA. She has had solo exhibitions at MOCA GA, Atlanta GA, Weatherspoon Museum Greensboro, NC, the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC and The Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, CUNY Graduate Center, NY, NY and her current solo show is at Taubman Museum, Roanoke, VA which will travel to Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in this fall 2015. She is the winner of MOCA GA’s Working artists grant in 2013.


Jiha Arist Statement:
I chose artists who are active in the Atlanta art scene and beyond. Especially, guest artists who are also exploring the idea of “drawing” in their own practice, and are not limited to the traditional understanding and usage of the medium. There are painters, sculptors and mixed-media artists and more as guest artists. Draw@MOCA will be a flexible and fluid experience for people in terms of thinking, making and appreciating art, and understanding the concept of “drawing”.