In the Gatov-West gallery, there were a couple of pieces that stood out to me. They appeared to be a mix of woodworks, paint, some cloth. On surface level, they seem to be a sloppy mishmash of various mediums, but I know from prior experience it’s not good to instantly judge without looking for the deeper meanings, so I began to search for an answer.
According to the artist, her works follow the “non-linear experiences of womanhood through a dialogue between painting, material, and sculpture.” To be honest, a lot of that went way over my head, but I pretty much got the gist of it. I don’t think it’s too often when you see an artist actually draw on life experiences to create something aesthetically pleasing to an audience. I think they usually just draw or paint something that’s got some things that symbolically represent something or whatever.
I then found out the reason all her works seemed to be torn up or damaged. She gets most of that from garbage. That’s pretty cool. That could represent something in itself. Maybe how all our lives got a ton of junk in it, but you can use that to make something awesome.