My sound file contains a combination of the violin and the piano. Enjoy it!
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Monday, January 29, 2007
Lance Wynn sees art as a generative process meaning that artists express their ideas. An example he gave was Jackson Pollock, who expresses his ideas onto a painting that he has done by just taking a brush up down and down the paper. A point that Lance made out that I found interesting was that in art, you give yourself a starting point and work from there. He does that a lot in his artwork. The slides that he showed during the lecture were very interesting in terms of what material he used to create the images. For example, in one image, he used rubber stamps to make a moth in black ink in a a dark motion. Throughout the image, the shades of blue change frm darkest to lightest. It also changes the mood of the image as ou go back forth. Another example was a 3D image shaped like a number 8 in which he used figures that were connected to each other. One figure was holding a gun to another. So, he came up with the idea that if one person has a gun, everyone else has one themselves. He also talked about how he uses words and languages in some of his work. For example, in one of his images, he used cut staked paper and molded the word "deppression" in it. Another intersting point he makes is how the use of material collaborates with the artist. He talked about how he likes to experience with insulations in art. An example of that would be his picture of a box with foam on it containing a mixture of bright colors, which really caught my attention the most because it looked 3 dimensional. The last point he made about his artwork that I found interesting was he liked to used red and green to make gray because it helps create the image.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Melissa Dean uses a lot of consumer products in her artwork. Examples of consumer products are toilet paper, kitchen appliances, and tools. One picec of art work that stood out was the picture of the layered cameras. It seemed really interesting because it looked like a whole bunch of cameras clumped together into one drawing. Another thing I found interesting about the lecture was where her titles came from. Her titles came from the back of Target fliers and most of her titles were similar to each other. The titles contained the expiration dates of the products, which I found really interesting. Another thing I found interesting was the way her individual products were positioned on the wall of the gallery. The print that really caught my attention was the one in red because red is a bright color and bright colors always catch my attention. The products were positioned into a funny shape that made you feel like you were going on a roller coaster ride as you were walking along with it. The slideshows were very interesting, especially the picture of the camera mounted into four different sqaures. That was my favorite one because the drawing of the camera was outlined in black and it looked three dimensional. I also liked the colors surrounding the camera because it looked like the camera was situated in front so that the colors would appear to be the background fo the picture.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
"Four Organs"- the instruments used in this performance were the maracas and the organ. The maracas were playing the same beat throughout the piece and the organ was changing the tune. It would play a tune for a couple of minutes and then change to a different one.