Jane “Slats” Slater was a student at Black Mountain College from 1940-45.
Jane “Slats” Slater was a student at Black Mountain College from 1940-45.
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david silver (@silverinsf) on Instagram: “Jane “Slats” Slater was a student at Black Mountain College from 1940-45. Slats took all kinds of classes and spent her last four years taking every class Josef Albers taught: Color I and II, Drawing I and II, Painting, General Design, #Werklehre, The Seeing of Art, and Discussion of Art Studies - many of them multiple times. During the 1942-43 year, she took Community Work with Mac Wood and spent plenty of time in the wood shop with Mary “Molly” Gregory. In “This Paradise Apart,” Slats writes my all-time favorite sentence about the farm at Black Mountain College: “One spring afternoon, Polly and I stopped hoeing the bean field to watch a curtain of warm rain slowly advance across the valley and pass softly through us and beyond.” I believe that’s Slats on the left in Josef Breitenbach’s iconic shot of the BMC farm.”

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