Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Ann Wolff's Blues M21
Given the medium, subject of a distressed face, and color of this piece, I believe it suggests personal struggle and sadness, and perhaps a feeling of entrapment. The face is displayed, eyes shut, within the confines of the square-shaped cast glass. When the viewer looks closely at this artwork, they may notice bubbles from the casting process, as well as many beautiful shades of blue. A shape to the right of the face covers nearly the entirety of its features. There is a sense of slumber and peacefulness in this work.
The surroundings of this art piece, in my opinion, only add to the experience, if anything. Because this piece is so powerful alone, it is difficult to allow its surroundings to have any effect on the experience. Both pieces to it’s left are also made of glass. The object directly to its left is a striking color of orange, while the blue piece next to that balances out the three, as it is nearly the same color of our piece.
This gallery is a perfect one for Ann Wolff’s Blues M21. This exhibition features the collection of Anita and Ronald Wornick. These pieces are all contemporary artworks, varying in medium, size and background. While many of these pieces are similar to Blues M21 in individuality and beauty, each piece is easy to experience without distraction thanks to simple arranging of the art and a very large gallery space. As I remember, it is at least four large rooms, with many walls to create intimate corners for pieces. I feel that this space does not in any way limit interpretations of this work.
This work connects with many pieces in the museum as it is a strong individual piece of modern art open to many different interpretations based on the viewer alone.
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