The first piece that really caught my attention was Elaine Palmer's Fruit Punch Cups. They were displayed on a shelf in a row and i thought the presentation was beautiful. I really liked the green color scheme that went with the detail of leaves in the cups and the dark wood of the shelf made it something I would consider decorating my house with. As I walked through the gallery, I found many more interesting pieces such as Broc Blegen's Not Equal (after Shannon Ebner). It was very unique in how it was presented as well. It was as if it was a brace holding up the wall because it was on the floor. Around the next corner there's Slur written in neon also by Broc Blegen. It was definitely eye catching and I really enjoyed the fun colors and the way slur was spelled out with multiples of each letter, conveying exactly that message.
Then of course there was the parachute made of bags by Rebecca Hoffman, who also had some great photography in another room. I thought it was awkwardly placed because you had to try to avoid hitting it when walking through that opening - still though, it was very cool... who thinks of this stuff! Joni Christenson's series was also very cool and I thought I could put this in my house too! They were very abstract and fun colors, which is why the title of them threw me off a bit, Bipolar Series.
Lastly I really enjoyed the Global Warming Candyland by Genevieve Chamberland. It reminded me of something from a Dr. Seuss book, like Whoville or something because of all the fun angles and slopes and colors of the trees. Also the way it was shown in the corner built on this cliff almost gave it this sense of Whoville.
Overall I really liked some stuff and other's I didn't as much - kind of a love or hate thing, hardly any in between. But it was really neat to see these pieces because the artists are all here, they've taken some of the same classes I have and have earned their degree here at the University of Minnesota. This is what makes this show cool.