This weekend I went to see the exhibition Beware Wet Paint!
It was quite a small gallery but this was good as it gave me time to think about each painting properly. I thought that a lot of it was a little pretentious! I mean that the descriptions were having to convince me that it was meaningful but the work itself didnt seem to say the same thing.
I did like Parker Ito's idea in 'The Most Infamous Girl in the History of the Internet' though because it was about how our experience online is changing the way we interact in the real world, and had lots of found images from the internet all mixed up together. I also liked the fact that ... used fire as a medium to reflect his spiritual outlook.
I also read the introduction to 'The Poetics of Space' by Gaston Bachelard (which looked at how creativity can come before knowledge) and 'Where does one thing end and the next begin?' by Ian Monroe (which explored how the blurring of boundaries and creation of dichotomies through collage can create strong reactions in the viewer) this weekend from the reading list.
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