The PCC Art Gallery unveiled its photography faculty exhibit on Sept. 6. Attendance was high, both the students and the community were represented. “We took a new approach to the faculty show,” said Matthew Jordan, an artist who’s work is in the exhibit. “It gives an opportunity for a more in depth look.” His work is alluring, a real piece of Americana. It was pulled from his series called “Music for the Sheeple.” Jordan describes it as “a look at American culture.”
Three photos were hung side-by-side. One of a needle, the kind people use to do drugs. The next was of a bottle of Stars & Stripes Cola. Jordan’s interpretation of that piece was the use of national pride with commercial interest. The final photo was of a tunnel in downtown L.A. Jordan picked that photo because the colors in the tunnel resembled the flag.
Further inside, the gallery opens up to a larger room and a door leading to the patio, which was where the refreshments were set.
Linda Hoover’s exhibit showed images of flowers on a tile mosaic. The tiles would be great for hanging in a home, but not an art gallery. It was her first time using tile.
Hoover’s works were from a trip she took to Europe. In England, she noticed flowers; it was the only arrangement of flowers on the entire street. While in Sedona, she noticed another set of flowers; to her it seemed as if they were “struggling to survive.”
The first reaction to Willhelm Bleckman are photos of a postcard. After careful consideration of his ideas regarding children, the images seemed more beautiful.
Kireilyn Barber featured a few different perspectives. The one that stood out the most was the horses with -what appeared to be- candy or marbles. Fun and colorful as it was, it would make great desktop wallpaper.
Victoria Martin’s pictures of trees along Sierra Madre Boulevard in Pasadena were a great concept. The delivery was artistic all on its own. It’s unfortunate only half of her exhibit was available.
Norman Abbey also used colors in a great way. However, the girl in the photos distracted the eye from the real artistic aspect. It was fun and exciting. Expect to see them in a J.C. Penny catalog soon.
Rachel Fermi, the artist whose photo appeared on the show’s promotional postcard induced an awareness of life outside of the town of Barstow. In her image, people are passing by on their way to Las Vegas.
The show is diverse and interesting. Students and staff should definitely check it out. The show runs through Sept. 29.
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