Artist Studio Visit: Summer Wheat, New York

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Oogie students visited the studio of Summer Wheat, a visual artist working in Brooklyn. Her work is a combination of sculptural installation, drawing, and most notably painting. She looks for innovative ways to apply the paint to canvas, and has used objects like syringes, mops, and brooms to apply the paint. Her work is sometimes grotesque and messy, and sometimes alludes to a social critique of the wealthy and destitute classes. After visiting, students were inspired by the layering of paint and different ways to apply paint to surfaces.