30 9 / 2012

Bevier Gallery:

Absence used in an observational and evaluative type of way is the missing perspective or latent content which is revealed when further examining something such as and picture of even pottery. Latent content viewed as reading against the grain, “reveals the prejudices or biases of the creators or demonstrates unconscious misgivings about the subjects”. Whilst viewing the Bevier Gallery and examining both the layout and the works done by Frans Wildenhain it was evident most works were significantly different from one another. Although I obtain little knowledge of Wildenhain and his works the question of why such a significant difference did occur to me. For example did the events and movements occurring around the world at the time and his own beliefs influence the design of each piece? In addition incomplete works lacked a detailed description of each piece in order to allow the viewer to form their own opinion without anything effecting it.

While visiting the gallery I took into account my own biases and preferences because I knew they would affect my view of the work significantly. First and foremost his works are mainly used as decorative pieces and I personally do not like objects having no current or historical use. I also have permanent dislike for most pottery because of my own personal reasons with someone I used to know.

The physical layout of the exhibit did have a flow but it was still a bit random allowing the visitor to freely experience it. This next observation shouldn’t truly effected my experience because I felt uncomfortable walking through the gallery because of how delicate each piece was. Although it was interesting I constantly felt I was going to knock something over which didn’t give me sufficient time to observe everything because I wanted to leave before I did. In addition the gallery did not evenly represent the works and it pulled me towards one side of the gallery more than the other.

Lastly I felt Bruce Austin’s idea of leaving the cards describing each piece as simple as possible was a great decision. The gallery has a very simple and clean feel to it and any pit of clutter, even words jumbled together, would have taken away from the pieces themselves.

23 9 / 2012

Holmer’s chapter 4 discusses the symbolism found in everyday things such as pictures, statues, and even the Mcdonald’s golden arches we pass every day. The image above is a close up of the copper encasing the trees located in the atrium of RIT’s College of Computing & Information Sciences. Although this may seem like a standard piece of metal it represents numerous aspects of the people found in this college. For instance the holes proliferating the metal can represent the hidden intellectual abilities of the shy yet interesting people found through out the college. In addition the metal itself also can be used to describe the foundation of knowledge required to be apart of the computing major. Lastly (not shown in the image above) the plant growing from the top of this beautiful piece of art represents the new ideas and progressive and unstoppable growth of the computing industry.

Holmer’s chapter 4 discusses the symbolism found in everyday things such as pictures, statues, and even the Mcdonald’s golden arches we pass every day. The image above is a close up of the copper encasing the trees located in the atrium of RIT’s College of Computing & Information Sciences. Although this may seem like a standard piece of metal it represents numerous aspects of the people found in this college. For instance the holes proliferating the metal can represent the hidden intellectual abilities of the shy yet interesting people found through out the college. In addition the metal itself also can be used to describe the foundation of knowledge required to be apart of the computing major. Lastly (not shown in the image above) the plant growing from the top of this beautiful piece of art represents the new ideas and progressive and unstoppable growth of the computing industry.

11 9 / 2012

Burton Kramer’s talk was interesting in numerous aspects. The part I found most interesting was how although the way in which graphic artists work changed over the past few decades (from using physical paper to computers) the style of most of the work is truly timeless. Before Burton Kramer even mentioned this fact I noticed it throughout his work. 
Step three of Helmer’s article encourages the viewer to describe the image in detail and take into account both literal elements and the way in which the image is viewed. Although these two images may seem chaotic because they both involve what seems to be random shapes and colors, they aren’t. All the physical shapes in the design are balanced across the entire image. In addition the colors are also balanced across the image. If these weren’t balanced in would cause the viewer to look towards or away from certain positions in the image. So through the chaotic combination of polygons and colors there is order and structure which is pleasant to look at.

Burton Kramer’s talk was interesting in numerous aspects. The part I found most interesting was how although the way in which graphic artists work changed over the past few decades (from using physical paper to computers) the style of most of the work is truly timeless. Before Burton Kramer even mentioned this fact I noticed it throughout his work. 

Step three of Helmer’s article encourages the viewer to describe the image in detail and take into account both literal elements and the way in which the image is viewed. Although these two images may seem chaotic because they both involve what seems to be random shapes and colors, they aren’t. All the physical shapes in the design are balanced across the entire image. In addition the colors are also balanced across the image. If these weren’t balanced in would cause the viewer to look towards or away from certain positions in the image. So through the chaotic combination of polygons and colors there is order and structure which is pleasant to look at.

05 9 / 2012

“Isn’t love grand?” 
The image I found was posted by Jeep on their Facebook page. I just fell in love with the image because it reminds me of the great times my girlfriend and I have together with my Wrangler. Although the image is beautiful it causes me to look away as Helmer mentions. Not because it is ugly though, but because it causes me to look back at some unforgettable memories instead.
Initial Impression: The comforting orange-yellow hue of the sun covering everything. The familiarity of being outdoors with a Wrangler and my girlfriend. The simplicity of life.
Who created the image?
                J. Shelhart Photography
When was it created?
                Spring 2012
When was it originally published or displayed?
                April 13th 2012
Who was the intended and initial audience?
                The two people in the picture
What medium is the image create from?
                Standard Digital Photography.
Is there a title or caption that explains the subject of the image?
                Other than the watermark it contains a caption on the site titled “Isn’t love grand?”

“Isn’t love grand?”

The image I found was posted by Jeep on their Facebook page. I just fell in love with the image because it reminds me of the great times my girlfriend and I have together with my Wrangler. Although the image is beautiful it causes me to look away as Helmer mentions. Not because it is ugly though, but because it causes me to look back at some unforgettable memories instead.

Initial Impression: The comforting orange-yellow hue of the sun covering everything. The familiarity of being outdoors with a Wrangler and my girlfriend. The simplicity of life.

Who created the image?

                J. Shelhart Photography

When was it created?

                Spring 2012

When was it originally published or displayed?

                April 13th 2012

Who was the intended and initial audience?

                The two people in the picture

What medium is the image create from?

                Standard Digital Photography.

Is there a title or caption that explains the subject of the image?

                Other than the watermark it contains a caption on the site titled “Isn’t love grand?”