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Review of WSU Scupture Guild show at Shift space 2-24-06 May 9, 2006

Posted by jasonragsdale in Uncategorized.
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If I say something stupid in this review, I hope that the artists don't get mad at me because I don't know anything about art or the pieces that I'm talking about. I will preface this review by saying that all the pieces that I saw were great, and I really enjoyed the show. The February final Friday show marks the first art event (excluding music events) that I have ever attended. I knew from class that final Friday was a big deal down on commerce street, and that the WSU Sculpture Guild was having a show staring some of our class's very own artists. It took me a while to find shift space, but eventually I did. One of the pieces that I found interesting was an assault rifle made out of army men. While I was looking at it, I kept thinking about how that could have possibly been made. It had to be a very long process of gluing and re gluing if it was even glued at all, it may have been fixed using a process that I am not even aware of. I also liked the little fat guys called "Goophoff and Reddrick" one of them was sitting on a chair, and one of them was pushing the chair over. I'm not sure exactly what is being portrayed, but I thought it looked cool. Steve Atwood had an excellent piece in the show named “Cell #3” which incorporated art and technology using incorporated led lights to light the piece. At this point I really didn't have any idea what our final projects would be like, or how we would combine art and technology, and Steve's piece helped my mind to start working in that direction. Paul McKee presented some of his world famous mason jar pieces. I wish we would have had the time for him to explore the mason jars for our class project, because I imagine the final project would have been great. Scott Murray had a few pieces at the show that caught my attention. One of which was a gigantic spark plug with 4 other normal sized spark plugs holding up the platform it was on. It was called "Sufficient Support”. This piece makes me think of how big things are always supported by many smaller things, and without the smaller things, the bigger things wouldn't stand up the way they should. There were also some pieces at this exhibit that I did not get at all. There was an alien in the room downstairs called “captive alien” and I wasn't exactly sure what that was supposed to mean. There was also a cutout of the silhouette of a soldier with a bunch of “go usa” bumper stickers stuck to him. I imagine there must be some political message to this piece, but I'm not sure exactly what it is. The Final Friday exhibit was very good, and I'm glad that I was able to attend.

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1. artmonkeywsu - May 12, 2006

For not “knowing anything about art” like you said at the start of your review, I think you did a great job. If fact, I think you hit many of the subjects these pieces are speaking of square on the head Jason! I think you may know more than you think, you just don’t know how to explain the “why” in your head. Nice job!


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