Wk 5 – Artist Conversation – Sery Kwon

Artist Sery Kwon with her piece, pictured above During last Thursday’s gallery visit, I got to view some paintings at the Max L. Gatov Gallery East. I focused on an abstract art piece by Sery Kwon and Coleton Kargi Palmer. The medium used was oil paint, and it was done on a wooden door. There…

Wk 5 – Activity – Ethnography

This week’s activity was to not use electricity for a night, and let me be frank and say that it wasn’t easy. Thinking about the rest of my weekend, where I would be very busy with homework and celebrating my 19th birthday, I knew I would be needing technology to contact people, or use internet…

Wk 5 – Classmate Conversation – Donna Tang

This past week I got to meet Donna Tang. I had seen her face a lot since we’re both a part of a huge Christian club on campus called Intervarsity. I’m glad this class gave me an opportunity to get to know her as an individual. I found that Donna is a hard-worker, as she…

Week 4: Conversation with Artist David De Mendoza

Last Thursday, I viewed David De Mendoza’s art at the Max L. Gatov Gallery West. His artwork consists of bright, neon colors, contrasted with darker pigments. The subjects in his pictures look 3-dimensional. The sharp lines, shapes, and angles along with the loud colors create a harsher visual. David’s use of lighting in his paintings…

Week 4: Painting

This week’s activity was spray painting. Although I’m usually iffy to make a half or full day commitment due to my busy schedule, I was really looking forward to de-stress with some spray painting at Venice Beach. This class really keeps me sane from the amount of homework and rigor from my major classes. Yet…

Week 4 Classmate Conversation: Matt Carder

Last Thursday before the gallery visit even begun, I met Matt Carder. I wasn’t intending for him to be the person I had my “classmate conversation” with, rather I was just very intrigued by the shirt he was wearing, as he mentioned in his post as well. Intervarsity Christian fellowship is a huge part of…

Week 3 Activity: Instagram

Last Thursday, our activity for Art 110 was to post 4 pictures on Instagram throughout the day. I was really ecstatic for this activity since it was the reason I found out about the course last semester. One day, I saw some classmates posting multiple times on the same day, and found out from the…

Week 3: Conversation With Classmate Geraldine Meono

After viewing the gallery artwork, I approached Geraldine Meono (or “G”) for the classmate conversation. We started with the basics. “What’s your major? What year are you?” I found out that Geraldine is a 3rd year sociology major, and our homes are actually around the same area! She’s from San Pedro, whereas I live in…

Week 3: Conversation with Artist Kyle Kruze

Last Thursday, I visited the art galleries on campus to see some of the pieces student artists had been working on recently. In the Dennis W. Dutzi Gallery, artist Kyle Kruze had a fabric and ink installation put up. Over the course of the last 12 weeks, Kruze worked on carving this design into a…

Week 2: Plaster Casting

Last Thursday, our class experimented with sculpting. We went to Seal Beach to make sculptures out of plaster. We did this by digging up holes in the sand, putting our arms or legs inside the hole, and packing it down with wet sand. Afterwards, we removed our limb and then poured the plaster mixed with…