Medium of the Art
The first piece of art to really grab my attention was a sculpture by Jack Nichelson. The sculpture is presented as a box environment and is flush with dark colors such as black, gray and red, and then contrasted by deep whites. The box environment is decorated with a very abstract and chaotic seen featuring what appears to be a bus mixed with a criminal's car, and a nuclear missile. Both the colors and the fact that the medium of the art is a sculpture allow one to better understand the chaotic nature of the work. The most striking thing about the medium of the work is the fact that it is it's own environment. All of the pieces of the sculpture are contained within their own little world and this really distinguishes itself from anything else in the room. The artwork communicated chaos and anarchy to me and it made me feel a little bit anxious because of the nature of those two things.
Design of the museum
One exhibit in the museum that was particularly appealing to me was the American Abstract art exhibit. Upon entering this room I felt a slight sense of irony. There was no order to the layout of the room, but the room did not seem cluttered or a mess. It seemed clean and natural. The room itself felt dreamlike, as everything in the room including the art pieces were not normal, however despite these things the room itself did not feel strange to me. The exhibit definitely made me feel like I was in a dream as it had this irony with normal and the abnormal.
Art and Core Values