September 1, 2008

Response to "Voice to Visions" exhibition

I saw a film documenting how a few of these works were made during a class last semester, so it was very interesting to view the artwork itself in the gallery. There is a wonderful, chaotic, almost abstract-expressionist feel to the artworks, between the canvas dotted with collage and streaked with symbolic colors of paint, to the small view-box sculptures filled with different objects, at first seemingly random, but becoming deeply symbolic once you read their artist's statements. I must say that without the artist's statements, as well as the tapestries explaining how and why the art was created, it would be quite difficult to grasp the context and reach the true meaning of the work. Overall I found this exhibition very intriguing and entertaining.