Alix Lambert, “Safe Return Doubtful”
520 W 21st St, New York, 10011
This gallery interests me because of the photography, specifically the angles the artist uses. The angles and direction that Lambert uses are similar to the style of photos that I took recently. I like the rawness of this artist’s photographs and hope to emulate this style for my concentration.
527 W 23rd St, New York, 10011
I really enjoy Andy Warhol’s work because it is the epitome of pop art. Warhol’s photos, prints, and paintings are timeless, and hope to see some of his work that consists of repetition. I hope to play with repetition and editing in my own photography, and I believe that Warhol will be an excellent role model for this.
Stan Douglas, “Disco Angola”
533 W 19th St, New York
I am excited to see Douglas’ work because he not only does photography, but also film. I find Douglas’ photos really intriguing because they tell an immediate story unknown to the viewer. And the viewer has to try and piece things together. I sort of want this reaction to my work, for people to actually think about what I could be getting at, and not just understanding my art on a literal level.
This gallery has work from about five different artists, some of which has self-portrait work. The pieces in this gallery seem to have a lot of emotion, which is something all artists’ need in their work. The pieces are very “in your face” and don’t play it safe emotionally.
530 West 25th Street, New York NY 10001
This gallery is more for recreational purposes. I still have a love for watercolor and painting which I plan to reconnect with while I explore this exhibit. The paintings on the website seem really interested and hopefully I can take some of these painting techniques with me to use in the future.
So once I actually took all of these photos, I started to group them together. It was a way of organizing my project and thoughts at the same time. Because this is all in a word document, some columns had to have smaller pictures to not have one person’s photos overlap another. I’m excited to print out these photos and get them on a wall!
I’m still curious as to how I am going to distort these photos- I think the original plan was to have the color fade out of certain columns (mostly ones with make-up) and as the color in the pic faded the colors of the lipstick become more concentrated. But now I’m thinking that might be visually unpleasing (to me anyway). In the mean time I’m editing some of these photos and preparing myself for my second film.
you might be saying what the hell does this have to do with make-up.
well i’m trying to reveal the underlying layer behind the make-up.
i want to illuminate the girl behind the cover-up and eye shadow and highlight the personalities these ladies have inside.
The concentration deadline is getting closer and closerrrrrr.
How i feel:
So my project is concentrated on the essence of make-up. More or less the relationship between make-up and the female who wears it. I used to only look at make-up in a negative light (being a more all naturalll girl) but I realized after getting some public opinion that make-up can also have a positive influence.
although it burns me deep inside, i am straying away from drawing and painting and dipping my feet into the ocean of film and photography.
i got really great feedback from my classmates, who told me that along with all the photos of people that i took, that i should focus on individuals and sort of follow their stories to the next level. little did my classmates know that this idea was already in the back of my mind.
the photos i’m about to upload were all taken by me, and these are all just regular girls.
“Home is where my heart takes me”.
Although I am not a big fan of this piece, I felt that it completely described the importance of my hometown train station in my life. This train is the only one is convenient walking distance of my house, so everywhere i want to go in life starts here. It is also the same train line that my father drives, so this train let alone this station is a piece of me forever. The metrocard shape was a pun of creativity. The growing footprints represent my stages of life walking back and forth between the station and my house. The black part of the piece represents the whole world inside of the train station. Others see it as a dark place, maybe somewhere you don’t want to be. But I still find the light and beauty in the grays and browns that surround me underground. I’ve walked pass this station thousands of times in my life that I don’t even notice it, but I know that it is part of who I was, am, and hope to become.
Although this link was not directly about JMW Turner, I took interest in his impeccable detail with watercolor. Turner, who was a renowned artist from young, used watercolors as a medium for many of his paintings (usually European landscape). The video describes how he carried his watercolor pigments in a leather case, more or less taking his talent with him everywhere he goes. His painting skill involved his case of colors and white led paint. The females in the video describe his technique as “bold”, using his thumbnail to scratch out parts of the painting for certain effects. I agree with the video because I also think watercolors are underestimated. I hope to work on my own technique making such a basic medium so detailed and intricate.
Clothing and Identity:
I chose a red scarf and had two of my friends wear it in multiple ways. I found it hilarious when they both wore it in the same style and had a look of confusion on their faces. It just goes to show how one can think that their clothes make them an individual…but what happens when someone else is wearing the same thing?
does that mean we abandon our style?
does that mean we’re not an individual anymore?
or do we just move on because it’s really the individual that makes the clothes…
I want to continue this piece because I love watercolor. I would like to work on my watercolor skills, especially details like shading. Continuing with this piece would mean more continuing with the medium instead of the idea. I would focus on body parts like eyes and lips, possibly complete faces. I also want to work on the whole dripping effect as well as blending colors.