Artist: Alice Andreini
Exhibition: No-Mans Land
Media: Oil, Cold wax medium on canvas, Impasto gel on canvas
Gallery: Max L. Gatov Gallery East
About the Artist: Alice is a MFA student, who is majoring in drawing in painting. She is going to graduate this spring. Alice feels as if art is her whole life. Art consumes her. However, she does do some social work. In the future, she hopes to teach art and keep painting.
Formal Analysis: In her exhibit she attempts to critique landscapes. She says that landscapes appear innocent, but there is so much more behind it. “The idealism is evident in the aesthetic of the picturesque landscape, in which the violence of conquest, acquisition, and territorial conflicts is concealed by the glamour of a sentimentalized aesthetic.”
Content Analysis: She used: Oil, Cold wax medium on canvas, Impasto gel on canvas to create her art pieces.
Synthesis / My Experience: I enjoyed walking through her gallery because I thought it was thought provoking. At first when I walked through her gallery I thought that her gallery was full of volcanoes. Her structures looked so unique that people could not agree on what it was a representation of. Some other interpretations were that it could be an in door pool or disco dance floor, or mirrors. When in reality it was a golf course. I enjoyed that her art possessed so many interpretations and had the ability to thought provoke people. Her art work did call for time and questioning. Almost, everyone who saw it… stared… thought… and then expressed their thoughts. Her art work did accomplish making the viewer stop and question the structures on the canvas. Overall, I enjoyed her art.