We visited this show at the Visual Arts Center and it was about the experience of metals in our world. Yield, for the artist had many different connotations, especially regarding the environment- how metals can yield to weight or how the environment and global economy shifts.
I like the commentary and I appreciate what she is trying to say, but I really did not identify with this show. While I can understand the appeal, I do not have any particular attraction to metals. I could not identify with the sculptures as much as my classmates could. I did not completely understand all the pieces or their relevancy to the commentary. There was a symmetricality and a geometry to the sculptures that I also did not understand. If the purpose is to observe an object's give, why were the sculptures so dutiful? I do not see her work influencing mine in any way, which is fine. I could see my classmates responding strongly to this piece. To me though, the works felt very cold and clean, which I suppose they were, but that isolated them from me I feel and I could not get excited about them.
I am an art student at Maggie Walker and this is the place where I talk about what we're making and what we're learning... Through this I can pour out my heart about my artistic experience.