After Morandi

“After Morandi” ©2015 Gary M. Green

Associate Professor of Art Gary Green is spending his sabbatical creating a large group of photographs, attending an artist colony, and putting his earlier work into a book or folio form.

Green spent part of the fall at Artestudio Ginestrelle, a small artist residency at the foot of Mount Subasio in the Umbrian region of Italy, near Assisi. There, Green pursued several artistic ideas, including a series of still lifes made using bottles, pitchers, and other materials found on his walks. The residency also led to an exhibition in Assisi featuring the work of all the artists, including Green, who visited in 2014.

Green is this month attending Yaddo, a very old and prestigious artist colony in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. His time there will be spent printing the work he did in Italy and compiling it into book form. He also plans to continue the still life series he began at Artestudio Ginestrelle.

In preparation for his return to campus next fall, Green is developing a humanities lab course for next year’s humanities theme, Human/Nature, for which he is a co-sponsor with Associate Professor of Cinema Studies Steve Wurtzler and Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Loren McClenachan. The course will encourage students to explore the landscape of the built environment.