Thursday, October 21, 2010

Intern Review of Gene Markowski

In Studio Gallery on the third floor, a mixed media assemblage hangs above the fireplace. When I first glanced at it, I had to stop and stare because it is very different from the traditional flat art I am used to. The picture doesn’t do it justice because you can only see a flat image; the assemblage is actually 3D and the different pieces stick out at different lengths. The striking colors and shapes make your eyes dance all over the piece in a frenzy trying to absorb everything at once. The contrasts between the colors make every shape and line jump into your senses. The use of linear lines in every inch of the assemblage creates a geometric harmony throughout it and creates a positive feel to it. Because it is 3D, it takes every amount of will power you can muster to not go up and feel every angle and curve. Also, the vivid colors and the arrow shapes make you feel excited and giddy as they point you in different directions all over the work.

Asia Reynolds
Montgomery Blair High School

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