The local community college has a pretty decent art program and over the years they've developed quite a following for their art shows. They have a very nice space in which they hold monthly Gallery Shows highlighting artists of varying media.
Our MVP group got together tonight for our monthly meeting to visit the gallery. I can't tell you what the theme was, cause even after reading the bio and description, it still wasn't clear to me. I hoped that after viewing the work on display, it would become clearer.
Unfortunately, I guess I just don't get it. Now, I know that art is subjective. One man's junk is another man's art and vica versa. But there are some pieces of "art" that are beyond my comprehension, and most of what we saw in the gallery tonight made me scratch my head in wonderment.
This first image shows a peep hole about 1 1/2 inch in diameter through which the scene of a window and fire escape are seen.
Cute, but my own children have created scenes just as interesting with their lego blocks.
This was probably one of the most interesting pieces in the show. It was an illustration of a $5 bill, in huge scale, broken into these pieces within frames and connected with hinges. The entire piece was in the shape of a huge "S".
And then this below. This piece was really beautiful. The wood was very appealing, but, seriously, what's the point?
Well, I'm sure that people have said that about some of my photos. What's the point? What's she trying to say??
I submitted some images to an art show recently. For two of them, when I photographed the subjects, I zoomed my lens for no other reason than to get a funky look. The judge, who did the judging at a closed session, wrote comments for each artist about each piece of work. On my card, she wrote, "What are you trying to say?"
Truth be told, I wasn't trying to say anything, I was just having fun with my camera.
I guess the work we saw tonight was pretty much the same. The artists were just having fun with their mediums. Our "opinions-be-damned" or some such sentiment.
These photos show just a representation of the pieces on display. Maybe you'd like them, maybe not. But bravo to those artists for being bold enough to display their work.
One day I'd like to have a show there. We'll see.