BFA Exhibit in the Quarter Gallery Building

The piece I chose to write about is the following digital image:

These two digital images ("10.02.06" and "4.22.09) work hand in hand with one another. Despite the suggested time difference between the titles of the two images, both art pieces are seen to be images of the same place where there 2 chairs present next to a concrete, solid block. As suggested by the description that went along with "10.02.06" it serves as a reminder of the little important things that constitute pieces of human presence. This includes the plastic bottles to the empty chairs. The image itself is very foreboding and dark through not only the way the image was taken by angle, but also by the time of day it was taken and the shadows that enhance the darkness that resides in that small frame of human existence.

From the descriptions and words that are superimposed on the image itself, the viewer can get the impression of loneliness and death. It can be suggested that the concrete block is a tomb where the two chairs could represent that the area used to be inhabited and occupied by human existence but is now as empty and desolate as the environment seems with the way color contrast is used between the shadows provided by the 'tomb' onto the chairs. The image is very strong and powerful as it draws a lot of attention as to what is really going on in the image. The fact that there is a lot of ambiguity as to why that shot was taken and what was being thought of at that point in time presents many questions to the viewer. This is also emphasized through the layout of the image where the writing is all over the place and it even says, "this page is a mess. My fatigue turns to delirium" showing the amount of confusion the image sparks for the artist.

The whole idea of death and supernatural elements such as ghosts is not only provided with the way the setting of the environment is laid out but it is also mentioned as words on the image. As it says on "4.22.09", "The same sound that's been coming through the haunting me NOW." Which represents the fact that even after that many years, the feelings expressed in the first image is still evident in the second. The second image is a couple of years after the first one, the layout is still somewhat the same; just different lighting and camera angle is used. This shows how the artist is still trying to recollect the ideas that were present when the first image was taken, and not much progress has been made, only a little as suggested by the slight change in angle and lighting. The second one presents more brightness to show the change and movement achieved of possibly getting more peace as the brightness of the second one compared to the first is a lot more calm and vibrant despite both images still being a black and white image.