A close look at the machining of one of Elliott Earls’ limited edition objects provides the background for a discussion of how critical theory relates to practice. In this episode Elliott provides a suggestion for helping you move your studio practice to a more contemporary space. This episode also features Joshua Ray Stephens as the […]
The trope of the starving artist is so thoroughly embedded in our cultural imagination that it is nearly impossible to see today’s art and design markets clearly. Reject the idea that you can’t be economically self-sufficient as a cultural producer. In this episode Elliott Earls discusses a few very specific strategies to help you create […]
Is there a necessary correlation between “sweat equity” (labor) and the way a work of art/design is perceived? What’s the relationship between time and the quality of a work? In what ways are direct forms of visual art and design problematic? Must work show evidence of “difficulty” of manufacture in its’ final form? In this episode […]
I’m experimenting with the idea of “.5” Episodes (8.5, 10.5 etc…). A “.5” episode will be lighter and primarily concerned with what’s happening around the studio. These episodes will be much shorter and more VLOG style. It’s an experiment to try to tune the channel. Episode 10.5 is now live, it’s concerned with the Leelanau Peninsula, […]
In this episode Elliott Earls looks to the historical models articulated by Chaim Potok and James Joyce to gain insight into culture making in 2016. Books referenced in this Episode: “My Name Is Asher Lev” by Chaim Potok and “Portrait of The Artist As Young Man” by James Joyce.
In this episode of Studio Practice Elliott Earls provides a plan of action to destroy bad habits, synthesize new knowledge and take action in the studio. Special thanks ❤️ is in order to my frequent collaborator Joshua Ray Stephens who appears as Les Griffin along with the amazing Ries Straver (riesstraver on Instagram) in the brief […]
Episode 8 of Studio Practice deals with the issues of which we must not speak. Friedrich Nietzsche, Scientology, Aesop Rock and Reviews at Cranbrook Academy of Art are topics of discussion. Don’t be afraid to post to the comment section. Notes on the episode: Thus Spake Zarathustra http://www.amazon.com/Spake-Zarathustra-Dover-Thrift-Editions/dp/0486406636
Episode 7 of “Studio Practice.” In this episode Elliott Earls offers suggestions on how to learn from the critique process, shows an example of integrating family into a studio practice, discusses the benefits of failure. This episode features break dancing (isolations) and Elliott’s talk at The Drawing Center in New York. Episode Notes: David Bohm […]
Elliott Earls will be presenting selected video work at The Drawing Center on Wooster Street in New York City on Saturday February 20th, 2016 from 4 to 6 pm. If you are in the area, stop by and say hello.
In this episode Elliott Earls gives suggestions for how to avoid working in the “cube farm.” He draws on the work of Detroit based designer Chris Schanck, Detroit born motivational speaker Dr. Eric Thomas and clothing designer Marc Ecko as examples. Elliott also gives away a signed, limited-edition print as a thank you to the […]
“The Many Ways I Remain Defiant in the Face of Institutionalized Stupidity” Limited Edition Print Now Available
The name of this piece, The Many Ways I Remain Defiant In the Face of Institutionalized Stupidity is a reflection on contemporary culture. Terror Management Theory suggests that human culture is a form of terror management. That is, humans as a species understand the finite nature of existence (death) which produces profound terror in the individual. Our symbolic […]