“You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.”
-Conrad Hall, cinematographer (1926 – 2003)
In the relationship between the artist and apprentice, there is a reciprocal exchange of mentorship and learning that develops, a cooperation in service to the shared experience of an art, and a kinship formed as a new perception appears within this exchange.
Today, school replaces the artist workshop of the Renaissance. Students now flock in large numbers to benefit from the experience of the artist as professor. But, instead of training the apprentice to copy the master’s work, the artist educator endeavors to provide the student with the skills, knowledge, and ideation to surpass their own and to propel the apprentice to innovate the future. This exhibit reflects ideas, collaborations, and experiences of artist and apprentice partnerships.
Rudy Angelo Derrera