Artist: Nancy Young
Exhibition: As The Crow Flies
Media: Ink through Relief Printing
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Dutzi Gallery
The artist Nancy Young, is graduating this year with a BFA in printmaking. She told us that in 1984 she was disqualified from the university due to her failing classes because bipolar and substance abuse disorders. Now its different because she is involved in her printmaking major by going to different classes Her exhibition title is called, “As The Crow Flies”. She named this because she was a person going around the city to increase her skills in printmaking. She did say she doesn’t do it for the money, money isn’t a problem for her because she as a stable job in Orange County.
Her exhibition As The Crow Flies was chosen because she traveled to different parts of Southern California for art workshops, shows, and classes to improve her artwork. Her art work has many different types of canvas to a little sheet of metal that was put into acid to have a design. She stated that most of the pieces had birds eye views from her home city. She used really dull colors in her art. From her artwork you can tell she has a lot of patients and is very experienced.
When we were interviewing Nancy, she told us one of the key points in life is you have to be the type to go out and try new experiences. She said that there will be hard times throughout the lifetime but it will make you a better person but in her words fly higher. Since she is grading from CSULB she is happy and has achieved her goal. She didn’t plan any of her pieces were planned but happened throughout the day. Nancy is very grateful that she was given another opportunity to finish her goal and get her degree in Art.
This week’s artist conversation was different from others only because she allowed us to touch some of her pieces which she passed some around. She showed emotion towards her art, she is really proud of her artwork. Overall throughout the semester we had really good art gallery which was eye opening seeing different artist and how they work. Seeing different types of art and learning how to view art and appreciate it. What a great way to end of the semester with this art gallery!
For this week’s classmate convo I interviewed Carlos Cucufate. His hometown is Inglewood where he was born at. He graduated high school in 2015. He is a first year at California State University of Long Beach. He is Business management major which he really enjoy. His two favorite sports are soccer and basketball which he loves to play also. His favorite soccer team is Real Madrid.He likes to listen to rap and hip hop music during his free time he also likes collecting shoes. He does not dorm here so he commutes everyday. From all his classes this seamster he says art 110 is his favorite only because he sees it as a stress reliever from all his other classes. He is happy that he is about to finish his first year at CSULB and is ready for the summer.
This week’s Art Experience we went to the Japanese Garden during class. I have never went to this garden so I thought it would be cool to go. I knew we had this garden at school but I never knew it was at. I met up with a few friends by the bus stop so we can walk together. I really like being around nature because it relaxes me and I enjoy it. As I enter the Garden it caught my eye because it was very beautiful. I found it cool how we can also feed the fishes from the garden. This was way better than being inside the classroom due to the view we had while trying to draw this image and that we saw. As far as my drawing it was difficult for me because I suck at drawing. I tried my best to draw what I saw but it was difficult. It was cool how you got all of us to go to the garden for one of our art experience. Overall, I really enjoy this experience even though I suck at drawing I had fun. I also found it cool how we sat down with an amazing view to draw something. What a great way to end off a semester with this last Art experience !!!!!!
For this week Art experience we are sending a classmate a care package. We chose this classmate by putting our name in a hat and picking one randomly. I got Alfonso Madrigal. I am sending him 3 things a sticker a wrist band and an arm band. I remember interviewing him a couple week ago and he was a cool dude. I went back to look at what he was into and he was a really into sports so I’m sure he is going to enjoy these things. I am also sending him a sticker of a clothing brand called “That Society” which is a dope brand I enjoy the clothes from there. The wrist band is a Yankees one my Favorite baseball team. He likes the dodgers and somewhat a New York fan. The Arm band is a Jordan brand because c’mon who doesn’t like Jordan lol. This is a really cool Art experience because we are sending random people a care package and I honestly cannot wait to see what i am going to get . It is going to be funny because I no clue what they are sending me lol. And now we have to wait and see next week for our package to come in.
This is similar to snapchat because we are using creativity. For snapchat we drew on a picture of what came to our head and in this case we are sending a care package to someone of things we enjoy or like. On the other hand is different because for snapchat we were are drawing and for this experience I am not sending any drawing but I’m sure other people are but in this case its different for me. As for me I would say ephemera would depend on how the person see it. But as for me I think its precious due to the way I view things. I personally think things will gain and lose value over time its just life. I believe that fast is better only because Im the type of person thats wants everything quick but there isn’t not difference because at the end of the day you are still going to receive it. Fast is better because you received instantly instead of waiting days or hours for it. Preparing a meal with love is different because you will actually take time doing it. You can take your time thinking about what you are going to send, but there is going to be a time limit no matter what, due to Fedex anyway so it doesn’t make a difference.
This week’s classmate conversation I interviewed Elizabeth Moledo. She is a first year and CSULB and she is a Fashion merchandise major. Her favorite color is pink. She owns three pets which are two bunnies and a dog. She really enjoys sushi and loves going to the beach on her free time. She also loves shopping and hanging out with friends. She currently got a new job, she is now working for Hurley. She is from Costa Mesa and also loves snowboarding. She chose CSULB because it was the best school from Costa Mesa. She wanted to stay with her family. She thinking about adding a minor in Comm or design. She picked her major because she loves different types of clothes and loves keeping up in the fashion industry. Overall Elizabeth is a cool chick and if you want to know more about her hit her up.
This is placing my Cache
Finding my Cache
This week’s Art experience was different from most of them that we have done. I found this one to be interesting only because many people were involved. I consider this to be like a game because we had to hide and find stuff something similar to my favorite child hood game (Hide’n’seek). Some were really challenging for me and gave up on some but others were really easy, I tried to do at least four. The picture above was the best one for me only because my charger messed up and when I chose to look for this object it was a charger lol I didn’t take it though lol, I decided to leave it for other people to find it also. There was one of them that was next to a hospital and I went to go look for it but I could not find it. I looked for it for about 15 mins before I gave up. Even though I couldn’t find some I had fun and wouldn’t mind doing this again on my own time with couple of friends. In the future I will probably make a bet with friends to see who can find more. Overall, this has to be the most fun I had that involves class work lol. This experience was a good time and wouldn’t mind doing something like this again.
This week my friends and I interviewed John Stouras as a group. His hometown is Santa Cruz and attends CSULB. He is currently a first year. He is a Film Major. He loves sport in gerneral . His favorite basketball team is the Golden State Warriors and his favorite hockey team is the San Jose Sharks. He believes the Warriors will win back to back champions but I am a Cavs fan and they beat us last year but I believe it won’t happen again lol. His hobbies are playing sports, which include basketball and football, and he also plays the bass which is cool. His last job was at the Apple store. He told us a crazy story how he was born with 11 fingers but was chopped off once he was born.