This week in the art galleries was the Drawn Out 2015 BFA Illustration/Animation Senior Show. I was really intrigued by all of the beautiful animation pieces because I had never seen anything like it before in the art galleries. I thought it was really cool and I loved looking at every piece of work. In particular, I really loved artist Sara Garcia’s exhibition. I loved all the pastel colors she used for her illustrations and the characters she was bringing to life on paper. Looking at each illustration I could see there was a small caption telling what was happening like a narration. I loved this the most because I wanted to know more about what was happening in the picture.
According to Garcia, she is a “head in the clouds kind of person”. She daydreams a lot when the real world becomes tough. As a sort of escape, she imagines stories about “fairy tales and fantasy” and this is what influences her work. She also has her stories take place in the past. I felt I could relate to Garcia’s work because I loved her escape from reality. The real world is tough and we all need something that can help us cope. For Garcia, that is drawing out stories from her daydreams and imaginations about a different time for her stories.
This week in the art galleries I had the chance to meet and have a conversation with fellow classmate Christian Posada! It was really nice talking to Christian because he was so nice and easy to talk to. I found out that he used to be a biology major but is now a psychology major. When I asked him what he wanted to do with his major he said he wasn’t really sure yet. Christian is in his fourth year at CSULB and will be graduating next year. He told me that he is from West Covina which is pretty close to the city of Pomona. Chrisian dormed his freshman year but is now commuting to school on Tuesdays and Thursdays and it takes him an hour to get to school.
Christian told me that he has been working at Chipotle for two years now but just put in his two weeks notice. He used to be the manager at Chipotle. Christian seemed really excited about his new job he just got at Wells Fargo bank working as a teller. He said that he is excited and nervouse about starting at his new job. He also said that during the interview process he did really good and the managers liked him a lot.. Even another Wells Fargo was trying to get him to work at their location so that were fighting over him. Somehow Christian and I started talking about raves haha. He said that he has been to a few and he really likes them and I have been interested in going to one with my friends.
This week in the art galleries the shows displayed many paintings which are one of my favorite types of art to view. The Liminal show was very interesting and i loved the variety in all the paintings. Liminal was the title which means, of or relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process. The painting that I liked the most was Mi Familia by artist Andrea Albarran. What appealed the most to me was all the vibrant colors that were incorporated in the painting itself. Also, the painting looked like it depicted a hispanic family. I come from a Mexican Family so I felt that I could really relate to it. I have had family members who wore the traditional dresses the girls in the painting were wearing also.
However, what I also noticed from the painting was the serious and almost dark mood that it gave me. The colors were very bright and light on the family members but behind the colors contrasted making it seem much darker in the background. the family also looked unhappy to me and a little sad. I felt that there was tension and issues the family was having. I felt that there was a story about the hardships the family had went through. According the Albarran, “The utilization of color exposed” emotion to her. I could tell there was definitely many emotions the artist was portraying throughout her contrast in colors.
This week in the art galleries I had the chance to meet and have a conversation with fellow classmate Kylie Louthan. Kylie was a very nice person to talk to and a cool girl. Kylie is a first year at CSULB this year just like me so we had that in common. She is a film major also and wants to be a film editor as a career. She commutes from the City of Stanton which is close to Buena Park and Knotts berry Farm. Kylie attended Los Alamitos High School which I was familiar with because I went there for a soccer game in High School. I learned that Kylie played a sport in High School for four years as did I and she played tennis. She said that she really enjoyed the sport and did it for fun.
During our conversation Kylie and I talked a lot about our jobs and how we manage school with a job. She said that she works at a small movie theater in West Minister and has been working there for three years! Kylie also told me that she was too young to be working when she got hired at the age of sixteen but the theater really needed new people. She said it was a little difficult working while being the youngest at her job and getting along with her co-workers. She says that the job is pretty easy for her. Kylie’s favorite food to eat is Mexican food and Italian food. her favorite movie is Kick Ass and Guardians of the Galaxy.