Experimental paintings by Sarit Snyder

Experimental paintings by Sarit Snyder

This April, Pomona College Painting Instructor Sandeep Mukherjee will represent Pomona College in speaking at “Pomona in the City” in Washington DC along with professors from a wide variety of disciplines like Politics, Chemistry, Athletics, Neuroscience, Africana Studies, and English. Pomona College presents this event series in major cities across the US to share the “Pomona College classroom experience to alumni, parents, and friends of the college,” according to its mission. In his talk, Mukherjee will discuss Experimental Painting, an upper division art course he first offered in the Fall of 2016, in which students used alternative mediums and methods to explore painting. Mukherjee’s description of what he will discuss follows here: “A rock and a human body are both instances of flowing matter, although their respective rates of flow may greatly differ. What happens when these flows interact, overlap, intersect? What kind of image results from this interaction? These kinds of questions are explored in the new “Painting as Experiment” course. Painting looks away from visual correspondence and identity as a primary mode of representation and instead relies on a process of material entanglement. It questions and undermines the idea that beings exist as individuals with inherent attributes, anterior to their representation.”