Artist: Antonio Hernandez
Exhibition: One Body
Media: Acrylic paint, cardboard,paper, bubble wrap
Gallery: Max L. Gatov Gallery East
About the Artist: Antonio is a freshman at CSULB. He is originally from south Los Angeles and is dorming at Beachside. He is studying pre-marketing, but he doesn’t feel like that major will stick. He is interested in film and enjoys going to the movies with friends. He is in a Christian club at school known as Inter-Varsity. In the club they have bible study where they worship God. Antonio feels that he is growing in his spirituality. As a club they decided to do an art project based around God and different communities. The art galley is full of individual art pieces by different artist, yet they all share the same theme “communities”. The group worked on this art gallery for about 2months.
Formal Analysis: This is an exhibition about ” being in a community of friends and family that came from different backgrounds.” This exhibit shows differences within communities. “Despite our conflicts, we could reconcile and forgive one another because of our faith in Jesus. We learn to accept one another, despite our differences, because Jesus has accepted and forgave us first.”
Content Analysis: Antonio used acrylic paint, cardboard,paper, bubble wrap to create his bridge.
Synthesis / My Experience: I enjoyed seeing this gallery because it was diverse. I enjoyed the fact that the art was created by both art and non-art majors. I also enjoyed that so many people contributed to this art gallery which was perfect since this exhibition focused on different communities. I felt that this art exhibit was spiritually uplifting and positive. I enjoyed seeing art that displays despite all our differences we are all humans. Our diversity and acceptance of one another is what makes the world go round.