Inspiration for my two gallery pieces came after visiting the Tate Modern museum in London. In particular the Matisse exhibit, "Cut Outs.". Matisse's process used simple shapes of paper to construct large paintings which caught my attention and was the catalyst of my own creative thoughts. Later in the trip, when reviewing some of my photos a discovery was made, there were a series of blurred shots. Instead of deleting them, I decided to use these later and recreate my own version of Matisse's process to explore the disoriented feelings experienced while visiting Europe.
My process was similar to Matisse's in that I used paper cut into simple shapes, but where we differed was the addition to the canvas of acrylic paint applied with loose brushwork. These found paper objects were collected while traveling on the trip: in the subway,at museums, hotel lobbies, anywhere our group went. These pieces represented our "Flanuer" documentation and also with the intention of becoming the arts' color and texture palette.
Here are a few pictures from the Gallery Opening.
|Art students created a variety of work including sculpture and photography|
|This piece was the largest shown in the exhibit|