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April 2016

Wk 13- Art Experience

The first thing I think of when I hear car package is a sad mom sending her child that she misses more than they miss her a package to their college dorm filled with all their favorite goodies. This week as I went to pack my care package I tired to fill it with goodies I hoped to share with my random classmate. Although he was a boy who does not enjoy a good scented soap. I included a hot wheel that my cousin gave me and a Long Beach shot glass. GO BEACH!

When I send people a snapchat i directly send it them because I think they will enjoy it just as you think someone with enjoy a car package. The difference to me is the time and effort it takes to make a care package. You can send a snap in less than 30 seconds but you can’t even get to post office to mail the dang package in less than 30 seconds. I think sending things through the mail will eventually phase out or only one day shipping will offered. People are becoming more and more impatience and want things as they see them. Amazon is starting the trend with this in same day delivery. IMG_1819

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Wk 13- Classmate Conversation

This week I had the honor of working with Maddy Braverman to teach the class. Maddy has been very active in the class. I think everyone is that lecture hall knows who she is. The reasons for this is she is actively volunteers and participates and also you showed her blog to the whole class the first week of class. This first time I saw Maddy was when she went through sorority recruitment. Although we did not join the same house we are both still greek. She also spent this last weekend at Coachella and regards it as the best weekend ever. Maddy is very outgoing and I got to know her a little better this week as we taught the class together. She has since followed me on Instagram and added me as a friend on Facebook which means we are real life friends, right? 11002491_926224140730190_2951360804353566992_n

Wk 13-Artist Conversation

Artist: Ihab Ali

Exhibition: Eyewitness

Media: dry wall, car, burlap, black sheeting

Gallery:CSULB School of Art, Murilyn Werby Gallery

Website:no website

Instagram:ihabali

About the Artist:

Eleven years ago Ihab Ali moved to the United States from Damascus, Syria at the age of 14. He has his BFA in ceramics and works as a ceramics artist. His free time is spent making art and inside his studio. Our class struggled to get Ali to answer some of the funnier questions but we did learn his favorite pizza is one with pineapples. His life is based about his art.

Formal Analysis:

The exhibit was dark and seemed as though it would be a hiding place or underground. It was a little bit creepy, but all represented times or memories from his homeland. They all had a very negative and unhappy feel to them.

Content Analysis:

We learned that while creating these pieces of art, he constantly had flashbacks of what is was like living in Syria for the first 14 years of his life. When asked to describe his art work he replied with, “It is a theatrical piece of reality that portrays poverty, destruction, and abandonment.” He mixed his own memories with was was portrayed over media and TV. He wanted to express to people what times were really like living in Syria and show people everything they had not seen before.

Synthesis:

Ihab artwork to me was depressing. It reminded me of how much is going on in the world that is unseen. So many people are going through unknown struggles. My favorite thing to do when I meet someone or have one on one time with them is find out their story. I think he is expressing his story through his artwork and I really enjoyed it.

Wk 12- Classmate Conversation

I first met Destiny through Annie. Annie is in my sorority and knew Haley who knew Destiny. We have now all became friends and usually hangout on our break after class. As I have gotten to know Destiny better over these past few weeks I learned that she cheers for the CSULB cheer team and is friends with a lot of athletes. She loves to eat, especially Mediterranean food. She enjoys wake boarding in her free time. She absolutely hates when people chew loudly. If we were not in Art 110 together I don’t know if we would have crossed paths in college but now I am very thankful that we did.
https://destinyfarihi.wordpress.com/

Wk 12- Artist Conversation

Artist: Jennifer Chen

Exhibit: Succession

Media: Digital Prints & Print Making

Website & Instagam: N/A

About the Artist: Jennifer Chen is in the graduate print making program and her last semester here at CSULB. Jennifer originally studied and completed her undergrad in biology. After she graduates this year she plans to be able to teach a class at Long Beach. Her work merges science and art together. Succession  shows a upset in a landscape and how the earth will change over time.

Formal Analysis:

Jennifer uses printmaking and digital art to create her work. She adds a top gloss to give it a 3D affect. Jennifer also expressed that she will sometimes use photoshop to create a stencil. The dimension to the work makes you feel intrigued. She also using very bright colors in her work which are welcoming and exciting.

Content Analysis:

Jennifer created this exhibit on the idea of succession and how nature, people, or really anything do not stay the same. With time everything changed and new things are created or destroyed. Her work included not only nature but also historic areas and monuments.

Synthesis:

Over all I really enjoyed her work. I think it is an interesting ides to mix science with art. I also love the idea how things change over time. It is like she is creating a timeline for people to look back on and see what was before or after. I have changed so much since I came to college and I wish I could have documented all the changes that have occurred.

 

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