We are covering all the classics!
Covering an original piece can be seen as an attempt to hide it. Or to protect it. Or to breathe new life into it. Or–more notably–to pay homage. How many bands have started their musical journey as a cover band? How many artists have featured the Mona Lisa with new accessories or expressions? How many cover songs bring a old tune into a new genre? Or even–how many of you have covered your couch?
We cover what we love and what we want to keep. Artists like Cristo and Jean Claude have made entire careers out of covering bridges, buildings and islands– seeing this structures in new ways. One of our favorite artists, Judith Scott, covered everyday objects with fabric, yarn, string and other materials to create something completely new.
Picture your favorite album cover recreated as a sticker collage. Picture the Mona Lisa reimagined as a dragon. Picture The Scream redrawn as an illustrated character. Over the course of the summer, our students and Artworks artists explored this idea of covering things. They have taken a new approach to many of the great masterpieces, bringing their own experiences with disability into the mix and breathing new life into the old standards.