Artist: Blaine Prow
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Dr. Maxine Merlin Gallery
Blaine Prow is a senior at CSULB who is going to be getting a BA in Studio Art. Although Blaine is getting his BA in Studio Art he loves graphic design and has a concentration on it. He wanted to do this project for just a personal pursuit. Blaine stated that it took about 24 hours of work during a weekend to do the entire exhibit. Blaine used his love of building geometric pieces for his Extrusions exhibit.
The pieces demonstrated in Blaine’s Extrusions exhibit are made from paper that is cut and bent to form three dimensional shapes. The shapes are very straight and emphasize line. With the black background you get to see the space the white paper took up before they were cut and folded into their positions. This choice of black and whit give a sort of shadow look to the pieces.
From my conversation with Blaine he stated that his work was just for his own pleasure. Blaine said that he loved building geometric shapes and that is why he did this exhibit. What I see while looking at the pieces is change from an old form to a new one. I see this because the cut out in the paper gives a sense of what the shape used to be and how they have changed into something new.
In conclusion, this exhibit was very well done. The look of each piece is stunning and thought provoking. It gives a sense of change. To me it showed how you can change from one thing that you don’t want to be to something completely new. I would recommend people go and see this exhibit.