We went on a surprise walking field trip to the Anderson Gallery at VCU. There were three exhibits that we saw. The first was by artist Bohyun Yoon, who made tons of silkscreen prints on glass of different faces. The glass prints were monochromatic, but each one was a different color. The images was projected in black and white on to the walls. The work was very geometric because the room as well as the hanging glass prints were arranged cubically. I really like this piece because it is so overwhelming when you first walk in. It was 2-d images that made a sculpture that made another 2-d image, which is super cool. I also liked it because it made you wonder who the people were, and what they were looking at.
The next exhibit was by Nancy Spero, an artist who commented on war, femininity and the real impacts of war and violence on society. She was a printmaker and created around 200 characters and made them interact and tell a story with other prints. Her prints were very multi-layered and she used multiple pieces of paper to create large works. I liked some of her pieces, but not all. I think some of her work was very thoughtful and utilized her printmaking skills really well. Other pieces I felt were less effective and not particularly creative in the way she told stories.
The last exhibit was a collection of videos, but we did not get to watch all of them. One that we watched was an artist traveling on her stomach, on a skateboard-esque object from the US embassy to another in Seoul. I was totally entranced by this video because, even though not a lot was happening in the video, I felt so much for the artist. She had to cross streets, navigate her way around the city, and face tons of people staring at her in confusion and distaste. I loved it and was so impressed at the dedication and powerful commentary.
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