This week art gallery I visited the Dutzi Gallery and it was interesting and amazing. The artists who had their art work displayed in the Dutzi Gallery were Angie Samblotte and Lacy McCune. Their artwork was titled “Taking my Time in the Paradigm”. Paradigm is pretty much a typical example or pattern of something. Seeing that word in the title, I lookat some of their beautiful paintings and drawings and thought the title was well suited. For example, one of the art piece was a drawing and it caught my attention because it made me think about how it resembled the branch of life. I got that impression by looking at how the drawing started to grow big and evolve to something beautiful. Some of their other artworks resembled that pattern as well. For example, another art piece I saw was a bunch of small objects that resembled furniture. It look sound simple but when I saw the creativity put into these, I really thought it was interesting because it had some crystal glass growing on the furniture. I like how the artists made these furniture. They all look like the old century furniture that we do not see often these days in people homes.
This week I gotten to see more art pieces in the CSULB gallery. However, none of the galleries this week peak my interest at all. It is not that the art was bad or anything. Rather, I felt nothing from the art pieces. There was nothing I could relate to. If anything, the only room that I had some sort of interest was probably Wesley Hick’s art room. His art pieces was created to exploit the imperfections and the way we see things in the world. He wants the audiences to think hard to themselves to find out the meaning from the imperfection shape that were constantly redone to make better. Although that really did not made me think hard enough because all I got from my brain was a huge question mark. His art pieces are all miniature scale blocks and they all have larger scale pieces. I enjoyed looking at each piece seeing if they connect to each other.
This week I got to witness a fascinating art piece in the CSULB gallery created by an artist called Nathaniel Glauninger. A square box made out of pennies. The pennies are stacked on top one another. The reflection of the light from the pennies made it look really awesome. It made me think for a moment the instant I saw the art piece. Penny are considered the lowest valued form of American currency and is disregard by majority of people. For example, a person walk and found a penny on the floor, chances are, he probably will not even bother to pick it up and walk past it. However, with this art piece I seen today, it seems to me that anything people disregard can be made into something awesome. Looking at that art made me think, “Well now that is worth a lot of money despite it being made out of the lowest currency.”
This week art galleries, I found and enjoyed a weird artwork of a human sculpture head with bunny ears. The sculpture was created by an artist named Myra Flores. This week it seems I cannot interview the artist of this creation because Myra was nowhere to be found outside the gallery. However, she did left behind a little note next to the sculpture that gave background information about the art. From what the note said, the sculpture is made out of clay and iridescent acrylic. It also mentions that the piece was “intended to be humorous and its subject matter is based on a comparison of the way women are objectified, idealized, and fetishized, much like the way Playboy magazine largely depicts women, to the way in which male actors like Ryan Gosling are subjected to a similar form of idolization and fetishization.” It would be more interesting to actually meet Myra and personally asked her about the art piece. I did enjoyed viewing her piece at the gallery this week.
This week, I came across an art piece in the CSULB gallery which drew my attention instantly the moment I walk in. At first, when I looked at it, it looked disorganized with all the writing everywhere, but then I took some time to actually read some of it and was very impress. The art piece is practically a huge poster that is filled with drawing of thought bubbles filled with thoughts and worries about someone who is concerned with their sexual orientation. The thought bubbles were about the daily worries and fears in everybody’s life. In my opinion, I think it was a very powerful meaningful poster because it illustrated the fears of what people afraid to speak out. When I interviewed with the artist, she said she her major was print. She wanted to create something big with a big meaning. She initially thought about creating something in a bullet point format to organize thoughts, but then she decided to create it in thought bubble to shows that the people are actually thinking. It took her a month to finish this art project! Really like the project Nora!
This second week I visit the CSULB art gallery again. As I have said before in my past previous post about the art piece German Whiners by Matthew Usinowicz, there are other art pieces that I have gotten attracted to. So this time I want to talk about this other art piece called the Claremont Meaty done by the artist Andrea Marie Breiling. This one causes me to think deeply because of its content. When I first saw this I was puzzled, trying to figure what the painting is about. The entire painting were mostly black. Yet however, it seem as if the black coloring is covering the real content of the painting. This make me concentrate harder to try to image what is behind that black coloring. After a while I cannot make any sense of it. I then went online and read about the artist and her statement on the GLAMFA website to get a clue of what the painting is about. According to her statement on the GLAMFA website, her works are mostly based on transparency, concealing and revealing works. Thus proves my point that certain colors are covering something. I really still do not know what is the revealing part is. I will post a picture of it below. Tell me if you guys see anything. Other than that, Andrea Marie Breiling has her own website as well so be sure to check it out! andreamariebreiling.com
I walk throughout all the art galleries at CSULB today and almost all of the arts there did not appeal to me with the exception of one. That was the art painting by Matthew Usinowicz titled German Whiners.This one caught a hold of my attention because of its content. When I first saw this I loved how the two objects just seemed to be so random yet related. After all the title is called German Whiners. It probably is making fun of German after WW II. As if the painting is like saying the German’s submarines are nothing but hot dogs for the allies forces to chomp on during battle. I then read about the artist and his statement on the GLAMFA website. It turns out that his art is inspired by American Capitalism ideologies which make me believe that this German Whiners piece is indeed political. I think that is the reason why this art piece appeals to me. I loved reading and study history, particularly wars event. His German submarine attracted me to his painting while the hot dog make me laugh after. Here is his personal website to check out! http://matthewusinowicz.com/