Livingston Art Association Art Demo: Kenneth Weiner
WHEN: April 7 from 2:00 to 4:30 pm
WHERE: Senior/ Youth & Leisure Community Center, 204 Hillside Ave., Livingston
He will present a short lecture on how technology has assisted art, from the ancient Greeks to the 21st Century global art community.
Weiner is a New Jersey–based artist and honors graduate with a bachelor's degree in Studio Art from Montclair State University, where he continued with his post-graduate studies. He also attended the Fashion Institute of Technology and The Art Students League of New York, where he studied drawing under Robert Beverly Hale, then curator of American paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
His classical art background is reflected in his unique style which marries realism to abstraction; this melding allows him to capture the shifting material properties of the visual world through aspects of designs and chaotic patterns.
In this lecture he will touch upon the use of mathematics used by the Greeks to find and describe the ideal forms from which they took their sense of proportions; the Romans, who made use of the Camera Obscura; and how developments in the field of Western European Art were aided by optics until these developments culminated in the invention of Photography.
He will be using an actual Camera Obscura, a Camera Lucida, as well as modern applications of these technologies: Photography, Projectors and inventions like the Drawscope.
Weiner is currently a member of The West Essex Art Association, The Livingston Arts Association, and Studio Montclair. His artwork has won many awards and he has had numerous solo shows in the past.