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  • Rachael McCALL, "Frayed and Polished."
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    SCI-Arc
    advisor: Hernan DIAZ ALONSO.

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Rachael McCALL: Aiming for boundless and edgeless mass, Frayed & Polished challenges the legibility of edges, figures & silhouettes by fraying edges and working with different gradients of polish. . . .

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  • CHOI & STEINBUCH, Visceral Painterly: Shadows Refine Form. Section.
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    SCI-Arc
    critic: Marcelo SPINA

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Andrew CHOI & Harrison STEINBUCH: This assignment revolved around a Performance Theater in downtown Los Angeles. The project was an investigation into the term chiaroscuro, a set of representational techniques from the Renaissance that creates a contrast between the form and its context. In discussing a “painterly effect,” we talked about a painting’s ability to use hard shadows to represent space and distort your perception of form in space.

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  • The New Painterly
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    SCI-Arc
    critic: Andrew ATWOOD

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Austin SAMSON & Danny KARAS:
    Painting: The project revolves around the idea of using the Chiaroscuro effect as a way to create and manipulate three-dimensional space within a two dimensional drawing or image. This is done by using conventional drawing techniques, such as hatching, in new ways to represent shade and shadow. The layering of these hatching techniques may either enhance shadow, produce fake shadow (where shade is literally painted on) or flatten areas of the image in order to produce moments of ambiguity within each drawing.

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