Art evaluation paper
To sleep ... perhaps
My first experience, at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, was definitely interesting. Viewing the digital exhibit “Bonnie Baxter: Rewind” was absolutely amazing. The ambience of the lighting created the distinct, calming atmosphere that Bonnie Baxter had intended. It brought out the brilliant colors in her art. The soft background noises from the digital towers (Babel) gave almost an eery feeling. The uniqueness and originality of her work was overwhelming. I found so many pieces interesting; it was difficult to choose one. The piece I chose to evaluate, from her collection, is “Dormir... peut-etre.”
As technology changes so has the art world. Bonnie Baxter has taken full advantage of that technology, all digital imagery. Her collection contains a wide range of multimedia artwork. Bonnie Baxter manipulated the entire experience, in the gallery. She controlled the lighting and the placement of all her pieces. The beauty of her collection is that she uses her own image and life experiences, in her work.
This print stood out with its intriguing contrast, which suggests a much deeper meaning. I truly have a passion for nature and its creatures, as does Bonnie Baxter. The choice of using a fish, one of the most innocent creatures on earth, was an incredible idea. The brilliantly colored red and blue fish are huge. They are what first caught my attention. I had noticed those adorable fish in several other pieces. In this print, the fish almost covered the entire canvas. They looked to be in their natural element. The background in this print is extremely dark. Then, I noticed a profile in the background. Oddly enough, it was the same image she had used to depict aggression and pain in several other pieces. The pain was obvious; however, the profile of the face was extremely small, in comparison, to the fish. At first, this picture seemed very odd. The two scenes, in one print,...