The Urban Landscape class is going to discuss Chris Bucklow's writing and thoughts about Philip Guston's later work, referring mainly to Bucklow's “Eplilogue”, from What is in the Dwat: the universe of Guston’s final decade.
Philip Guston - Source 1976
The discussion leaders offer these prompts:
- What does it mean to deeply internalize the work of another artist/writer/person? How and why does Guston deeply identify with Franz Kafka and Piero della Francesca? Maybe people in the class have experienced this type of intense identification with another. Describe that experience and its impact.
- Bucklow often references the remoteness and solitude of Guston. How is this linked to our role in society? (As artists, photographers, students/employees/professors, citizens of society)?
- Bucklow also references Guston's "temptation into knowing" (160). His primary focus for his knowing was himself/ self-knowlege. How might this inform his work? How might our self understanding inform our work?
the class also considered the significance of motif and obsession in the work of Stephen Shore
Stephen Shore - Heart of Palm Beach Motel, Palm Beach, Florida Date 1977
Stephen Shore: Causeway Inn, Tempa, Florida Date 1977