Auto drawing week 5

I did my automatic drawing with my sister. Since she is a kid we took it more seriously. But since I’m broke I couldn’t go buy the paper because I need to save. So I am sorry about that. We make use of the things we had and I borrowed some oil crayons. We shut out eyes and it sort of felt like it just went in a circle. Nothing else came natural I guess. We would do one color for a while and then switched colors and repeated that 5 times. I really think i get the idea that you should have everything should come natural when it comes to art. I’m really happy that we got the chance to do this.

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Art care package week 4

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I decided to send my art care package to my 6 year old sister in Seal Beach. I don’t personally think that sending someone and art care package is like sending a Snapchat but I guess I can see a little correlation. Sending someone a newspaper article is something you can do on Snapchat and I guess you could send a photo through Snapchat too and draw on something. But sending an art care package is way more personal. You get to personalize it to the person and you can really do that through Snapchat. Yes yes yes I do think that ephemera is precious. It definitely is not trash and I would say that it is a time capsule of history and that it does gain value over time. Yes I do think there is a difference. Art in the a museum is important and art we are sending can just be silly. Sending something physically instead of digitally is way more personal. Faster is better because you don’t have to wait but slower is better because you get to become more and more excited waiting for it. Yes love is something physically would do but digitally would not.

Artist convo week 5

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Exhibition Information
Artist: Yeri Hwang

Exhibition: Within Us 
Gallery: CSULB School of art
Instagram: @yeriyeti

About the Artist
Yeri loves storytelling. She like to write and wishes to write one day. It’s one of her dreams and she loves it when people can relate to her own stories. She even said, “We are all writing a story of our own.” She doesn’t like that you are limited to conceptual art unless you have experience. She said, “Art should be for everyone.”

Formal Analysis
The “Color wheel” represents progression of time. She said she chose this because the world changes and so should her art. She also said it had a big deal with because she changed herself. Lastly, she said the broken glass in the last piece shows your reflection and can represent a lot of things, one being own insecurities. She claims we murder ourselves with our insecurities and it’s okay to accept them.

Content Analysis
Some of her hobbies include: writing stories, play video games. She always knew she wanted to be an artist but didn’t know what kind of art she wanted to get into. For a while she did animation art for a while. She claims we are always looking for a destination, that might be a dream school or a dream job. She asked me do you ever reach that destination?
There are so many destinations but we never reach the exact one we are looking for. It is in a different form.

Synthesis / My Experience
I personally loved how the exhibit was interactive. She was a very sweet girl and had her own opinion. I that that was wonderful.

Artist convo week 4

Exhibition Information
Artist: Katia Swihart

Exhibition: Description of a struggle 
Gallery: CSULB School of art

About the Artist
Katia has a BA in drawing and painting and uses things she is familiar with and she loves to use color theory in her exhibit. She likes to start from a general idea but likes to expand on that. Her inspiration draws from children because they don’t think too hard and she loves to collaborate with kids and she loves to collage things. Ever since she was little she knew she wanted to be an artist. When she was 7 she won an award and got praise from family. It meant a lot to her that her dad said he was proud of her because she doesn’t have a good relationship with him. That just makes her all the more motivated. She said that her entire exhibit is a jab at her dad.

Formal Analysis
She first found inspiration with the wet floor signs because she was working at Jersey Mikes and she found inspiration from the thief piece by using objects that are around her. Much like everyday objects.

Content Analysis
He bed piece was representing the nightmare she continues to have about her first sexual encounter. She even used the real bed sheet and towel she used and the body pillow was like a figure or person. The depth of a family piece was referencing a comic and she drew inspiration of the comic of a window. Her exhibit also represents her anxiety and depression.

Synthesis / My Experience
I personally really really liked this exhibit. I could really see the struggle she had with her dad and her anxiety. Although it was her own story I could really relate to it. I haven’t been in her situation but I could still feel it.

 

 

Classmate convo week 3

Danielle is a 5th year and a Health science major. She went to Downey high school and she likes to shop but doesn’t have money. Just like me. She mostly likes to shop for makeup and shoes and she likes Netflix. She mostly watches shows like Orange is the new black, Dexter and A series of unfortunate events. Also her favorite movie is 13th. 

Artist convo week 3

Exhibition Information

Artist: Kelvin Lopez
Exhibition: Scry Baby
Gallery: CSULB School of Art
Facebook: facebook.com/klart760
Instagram: @klart760

About the Artist

Kevin Lopez is a print making bfa here at Cal State Long Beach. He says, “Print making allows for you to have several layers.” His favorite works is when there are 5 or more layers and you have to do it layer on top of layer. Some can be done one layer it varies on intention on creating your work.

Formal Analysis

He started as a drawing and painting studio art but there isn’t goo ventilation and it’s not good for your health. He got his first headache here and decided to switch majors for his health. He’s always been interested in art. His motivation is being able to connect with the viewer and writes out all of his ideas seeing it and turning it into your own. 

Content Analysis

He takes from his personal life. He is very environmental friendly and all of his art depicts crystals. “Some are me and some of my nephews” he even shows dogs. He looks to other artists, like Alex Gray, and does work based off of that. Having people look at his work is his favorite part about showing his art. He likes to make the viewer think and act upon seeing his work. 

Synthesis / My Experience

I personally really really liked the exhibit. It really spoke to me. The crystals are so interesting to me. I thought it was really cool that he pulled from personal experiences and used images from his family. 

 

Week 2-Classmate convo

Last class, I got the chance to meet Sydnie. She is a phycology major at the moment but we discussed that she possibly would want to change her major. It happens. Much like me, she is a first year and still trying to figure out this whole new idea of what you call “college.” She went to Cerritos high school, which isn’t very far from where I went to high school. And while attending she played volleyball. She only has one sibling, just like me and we are both excited about experiencing art in new ways. Something that Sydnie and I also both have in common is that we might have forgotten to take a photo together…Great minds think alike?