Week 14: Fantastic Art!

This weeks art show made it quite difficult for me to decide which art piece to choose as my favorite, the gallery room was just filled with awesome work. I have attached some pictures of some of my favorite art pieces of this weeks art show at the Gatov galleries. Although I could not find a specific connection with the art work that I found eye appealing this week, I did enjoy the detail and the extreme precision of how realistic of of the portraits displayed looked. I assume I could say that I relate to the painting with the family that you can see here below. The reason why I think I might relate to that art piece if because the family looks as if they might belong to a certain hispanic culture, Mexican culture being my own. Furthermore, I really enjoyed the emotions that these paintings expressed. The painting in the man in orange gave me a feeling of someone with a very serious background. I was unable to confirm this but I believe the orange outfit to be uniform of a prisoner. Overall this weeks art work was quite fascinating, here are some photos of the art pieces displayed.

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Week 10: The Wonders of Dawn Ertle’s Art Work

This week was a very interesting week as far as art work goes. After looking at Dawn’s art work my perspective on art totally changed. I quickly began to engage more with art and realized that art can be alive. Her art work was fascinating, and the ideology behind her work made it even better. Although I did not get all of her art pieces titles I did engage with almost all of her work which was displayed at the Gatov-West gallery. Previous from this day I believed art to be a simple way of expression. What I mean by this is, I thought art was expressing your feelings in which ever way possible. Nonetheless, I found Dawn’s art work extremely complex and sophisticated. As an engineering student I enjoy art because it is the smoothness in my life, it is the distraction from my everyday logical life. However, this day I saw art being engineers. I can prove this was extremely complicated because of the displayed blue prints of her work. Every single piece was carefully constructed and engineered.

Here are the pictures to expressing the complexity of her work.

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In addition, to her art work being complex, a very interesting part of the work was the ideology behind it and how it was implemented to have meaning. What I mean by this is how it broke down into songs and what they meant towards the art work.

The following pictures describe what I mean:

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Overall, I really enjoyed Ertle’s art work and greatly consider and appreciate the time and dedication that was implemented into her work. To show my interest and appreciation towards her art work I took some photos with her art work along with my beloved wife. Here are some of the pictures which we took.

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Week 8: The adventure at the Gatov-west and Gatov-east

I consider myself a lucky student because I have the opportunity to admire all of the wonderful creations of the students and artists who express their art work at the CSULB Art-Galleries. This week in specific I had the privilege to observe some great art pieces. With lots of ambiance and many things to explore this week was a busy week during my Art 110 period. It was hard for me to focus in one place so I decided I would discuss everything I enjoyed. The carrot juice was my favorite, the stories behind the interesting art pieces were also very interesting. Here are some of the masterpieces that I enjoyed.

a) This art work really caught my attention, to me it was a bit confusing but really interesting. I see a lot of abstraction here and as a computer engineering student were everything is straight forward logic and structural this is a way to soothe my mind.


b) This was a very cool activity, the artist hosting the art show in the gatov-east hosted a photography exhibition. They were allowing students to take pictures as they desired and then uploading them to the tv which was to the left of the activity. I found this to be quite amazing!IMG_1114IMG_1113

c) Juicing was a very interested part of week 8. I didn’t even realize that this could be considered art before this day. I just enjoyed how well connected everyone was and everyone had a smile, it was a great time!


d) This art work had a great story, although extremely sad very amazing how the art work was displayed. I am sure this was a whole lot of dedication. Form hanging up every piece to signing to labelling. This was really an eye catcher as son as I walked int to the Gatov-west gallery.IMG_1117

Overall, I had a great time!


Week 7: My Favorite Painting!


This week was fun! I really enjoyed all of the art work that was exhibited at the Gatov-East gallery. One of my favorite peaces of the art gallery was necklace that looked to have an amber colored flower on it. I am a great fan of amber, I love the color the stone and the symbolism behind it. This necklace really just stood out and make me want to buy it although I understand it is an art piece. This art show not only really impressed me with the beautiful jewelry, but rather introduced something entirely new to me. I did not know that the creation of jewelry was an art where it could be exhibited and expressed. I believed it was a business or rather a an art created for a market. I grew through this exhibition as I expanded my knowledge in regards to art. In addition, I also really enjoyed the photography that was exhibited in the gatov-west gallery. The picture with the girl in a black and white background really caught my eye as it is reveling but secretive. This of course says a lot about the art work. I really liked the image, and found it quite interesting. Last but not least walking into print making was definitely an experience. Many new things were introduced to my life this week, and this is why I enjoy art 110!


Week 6: Art Piece


When I first saw this many questions quickly approached me. One of them being “I don’t understand, what is this?” After looking at the art work for some time I began to relate to it. One of the things I took from this art work was that life is possibly a hollow book opened in the middle. What does that mean? Well, if you look to the right of the ‘book’ as I took it to be, we see our bright and happy side, and to the left we are seeing our dark and sad side. Sometimes, life is simply both so we live on the creese. The most interesting thing was if you look at the left side, the ‘dark side’ there is an object that looks like a rose. To me that symbolized that even in those dark moments there is beauty to take from the event. There is a bit of light and a reminder that sooner or later you will be back on the right side, ‘the happy colorful side’. Although my summary of what the art work symbolizes might not be what it was intended to represent, I think that the art piece was simply beautiful. The art work was titled “Reflect” and was created by the artist Alanna.

Week 3: Thursday at the Werby-Gallery!

This painting caught my attention the moment I saw it. The first thing that came to my mind was the journey through college. I see the road with all of the broken concrete and the rear view mirrors.

To me, the broken road represents the journey through college. As I go through college there is a variety of things that we have to learn to grow out of. For instance, sometimes a class might be difficult but in the end you have mastered a subject and have become more education. This is where I see the color. If we look at the painting, the color among the broken road near the end is cheerful and happy. To me this painting represents how college might be a tough journey but someday we will just look back as we strive in color.

We will learn to appreciate all the wonderful things that CSULB is doing for us. At the same time, it wont be just me looking back though the rear view mirror but everyone. This is the reason why I fell in  love with the painting.