Wk 6 – Artist Conversation – Blaine Scot Prow

Artist: Blaine Scot Prow

Exhibition: Extrusionsextrusions

Media: Bristol board, charcoal paper

Gallery: Dr. Maxine Merlino Gallery

Website: N/A

Instagram: @tiffuts

About the Artist:  Blaine is a Senior Undergraduate in the Studio Art with an emphasis in graphic design program.  After college he would like to work as an in house graphic designer for a company rather than working for a company that strictly does graphic design.  He really likes geometry and incorporates that into his work.  In high school he used to do lots of origami which shows in his work.

Formal Analysis:  The simplicity of each piece being black and white really complimented the geometric shapes he made with the paper. Every fold of the paper seemed like it was on purpose and everything seemed so clean.  He even mentioned that he did some math to make sure all the angles turned out the way he wanted them to which was a good idea that probably made the assembling of each piece happen more quickly.

Content Analysis:  The main thing Blaine was trying to do with this show was to bridge the gap between the two dimensional world and the three dimensional world to show how they are related.  His goal was to get people to see things differently showing them how the 3D came from the 2D and how they are interconnected.

Synthesis/My Experience:  When I first walked in to the gallery I was not sure exactly what I was looking at.  His pieces were interesting and my favorite one was Factory which was also his favorite one.  It was not until after I talked with him did I see what he was trying to convey.  He had sketches in a notebook that showed how a few of the pieces went together and he had an example of how he cut the paper.  I think having that example was a great idea because before seeing him move the flat cut out part of the paper to make a 3D object I did not understand what the black parts of his pieces were.


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