CORE CONTEMPORARY will enhance its gallery experience by offering immersive educational opportunities in the form of chats, lectures and classes. Feel free to inquire with your interest through our Contact page.
All workshops will take place at CORE Contemporary, 900 E. Karen Avenue, Suite D222, Las Vegas, NV 89109. Our space is located on the second floor of the “D” Building in New Orleans Square within the historic Sahara Commercial Center.
Trifexy "Exquisite Corpse" by artists: Omayra Amador, Kim Johnson & Nancy Good
Invitational "Exquisite Corpse" Workshop for "NV Head2Toe" Art Exhibition Saturday, September 21st, 12-3pm
CORE Contemporary is hosting an Invitational Exquisite Corpse Workshop as part of its project with the Nevada Arts Council's Inaugural Basin to Range (BRX) Program. Partnering with St. Mary's Art Center in Virginia City, we are creating "NV Head2Toe," a unique traveling exhibition of art through collaboration of Northern and Southern Nevada artists. Fifteen Las Vegas artists and fifteen Virginia City artists will be invited to create work that will represent artists from the "head" to the "toe" of Nevada.
So, what is an exquisite corpse? Historically, it’s an artistic technique invented by the Surrealists who wanted to access parts of the mind repressed by societal rules. Without a preconceived notion of the final image, artists/participants produce a collaborative drawing, painting or collage by folding the paper or canvas and adding images or patterns that are unseen by the other contributing artists. This allows a fantastical parade of spontaneous hybrid creatures and unexpected juxtapositions to be created. The results are novel, exciting, unsettling, and most often filled with passion and surprising synchronicity.
Contributing separately, invited artist will contribute to two separate canvases (on one, a “head,” and another, the “feet”) Each artist will collaborate on two exquisite corpse creations and each completed work will be then shipped to St. Mary's Art Center, where local artists will then add their contributions. Once the pieces are complete, St. Mary's Art Center will host the first public exhibition of the collection in December before shipping the pieces to Las Vegas for their exhibition in January 2020.