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Corina Reynolds Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2011-02

Collection Scope

The collection documents three of Reynolds’ interactive performances from 2010-2011:

The IAE- Institutional Assessment Exam, April 16, 2011. The IAE tests participants relationship to a particular museum (in this case the Cranbrook Art Museum), how the museum serves them, and how well they serve the museum. During the opening of Here Here, the 2011 CAA Graduate Exhibition, museum visitors were asked to participate in a video test in the De Salle Gallery that located and tested their museum relationship. The test was led and proctored by Ruth Calton (aka Corina Reynolds) virtually and in person. These papers are the personal testing documents of each participant from this performance.

The PAT- Personality Assessment Exam, February 20, 2011. The PAT tested participants’ personalities in relation to their peers, in front of their peers. The test aimed to single out and observe selected CAA students and the reactions of their peers to their public testing. This performance took place in the 3rd floor crit room in the Moneo New Studios Building. These papers include records of witnesses and participants, as well as the personal testing documents of the students being tested.

The RPG- Reynolds Personality Gauntlet, October 2010. The RPG gathered information from approximately 50 CAA students at the beginning of the 2010-11 school year, Questions on the test asked participants to assess their relationships to mentors, goal setting and future planning throughout the various stages of mental development. The test was divided into four sections and participants were rewarded with food or drink for each level of completion. These papers include visual records of the performance in Forum Gallery and the personal testing documents of each participant.

Dates

  • 2010 - 2011

Creator

Access

Access to the collection is unrestricted.

Use

Permission to use collection materials must be requested in writing.

History

Corina Reynolds was born on the May 1985 in Los Angeles, California to Charlie “Denny” and Micheala “Micki” (Halula) Reynolds. Reynolds began her study of fine arts at age 7 at the Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts and received numerous awards through high school and college for her visual skills. At age 14 she began to study art at Palomar College down the road from her parents’ house, taking her first college level drawing course with teacher Doug Durant. Reynolds received her BA in Painting and Printmaking from San Diego State University in 2007, studying under Richard Kelley (Sculpture), Michele Burgess (bookbinding), and William (Bill) Kelly (letterpress). During this time she performed her first public performance Soft Caves, 2007 and self published the books Reference 1 and Thaw.

After graduating, she apprenticed at Brighton Press in San Diego, a fine art book press founded by Kelly, and learned a great deal about fine letterpress printing and bookbinding. While there she assisted with typesetting and printing The White of Ships, Traces, and Diana in Sight.

From 2009-2011 Reynolds studied under Mark Newport at Cranbrook Academy of Art, receiving her MFA in May 2011. During her time at the Art Academy, she began to further explore performance, video, and interactive works within the theme of communication exchange.

Extent

0.8 Linear Feet (2 MS)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

After receiving her BA in Painting and Printmaking from San Diego State University in 2007, Corina Reynolds apprenticed at Brighton Press in San Diego, a fine art book press founded by William (Bill) Kelly, and learned a great deal about fine letterpress printing and bookbinding. From 2009-2011 Reynolds studied under Mark Newport at Cranbrook Academy of Art, receiving her MFA in May 2011. During her time at the Art Academy, she began to further explore performance, video, and interactive works within the theme of communication exchange. The collection documents three of Reynolds’ interactive performances from 2010-2011: 1) The IAE- Institutional Assessment Exam, April 16, 2011, a test led and proctored by Ruth Calton (aka Corina Reynolds) virtually and in person. These papers are the personal testing documents of each participant from this performance. 2) The PAT- Personality Assessment Exam, February 20, 2011, these papers include records of witnesses and participants, as well as the personal testing documents of the students being tested. 3) The RPG- Reynolds Personality Gauntlet, October 2010, which include visual records of the performance in Forum Gallery and the personal testing documents of each participant.

Arrangement

The projects are arranged chronologically with key documents at the beginning of each section followed by the Personal Testing Documents from each performance in alphabetical order.

Acquisition

Collection was given to the archives in June 2011 by Corina Reynolds upon graduation from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Processing History

Processed by Corina Reynolds, 2011.
Title
Guide to the Corina Reynolds Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid written by Corina Reynolds.
Date
2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Edition statement
Resource record created by Laura MacNewman.

Repository Details

Part of the Cranbrook Archives, Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research Repository

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