I was really impressed with all of the art in the Fresh Works exhibit. I honestly wasn’t expecting to a lot of art that interested me, but I was wrong.
. I also didn’t realize that the art I had been walking past for the last month was a part of that exhibit, so I decided to take a closer look at what I had been overlooking.
The art by David Donovan in the East building is truly fascinating. He has several boxed installations on the wall. They all have different objects in them and a different story to tell, but there’s also a common thread of color and tone that ties them all together. Each box has its own title, but they were all made in either 2006 or 2007 with mixed media.
The box titled With Teeth is very cool. It’s one of the larger boxes, and has a large metal rod that has teeth-like appendages sitting vertically in the box. Next to the piece of machinery is a small x-ray of teeth. And in front of the both of theses is a tangled mess of copper wire that spans the entire box from left to right. This box seems kind of menacing, and it made me very conscious of the teeth in my mouth.
My favorite box is the one titled Faceless. It’s another of the larger boxes and has a large bust and face made out of wax. The wax has obviously been melted which causes the bust to be distorted. Half of the face is missing, and looks like it’s in pain. Behind the bust are three metal plates that look like they belonged to a circuit board. Yet again I’m reminded of pain, and the wax seems to make it frozen in place. I guess these pieces touch the darker side of my personality.