Exhibition Information :

Artist: Blaine Scot Prow

Exhibition: Extrusions

Media: Paper, Sculpture

Gallery: Merlino Gallery

Instagram: tiffuts

About the Artist : 

Blaine Scot Prow is a senior at CSULB. He is a student of the School of Art’s Studio Art Program. Since he was young, he has always had an interest in geometry. This has prompted him to make his exhibition solely on this. He thinks that it is really fascinating to somehow transcend dimensions in making his art pieces. His art pieces start out as two-dimensional and transform into three-dimensional figures. Here is a picture of his calculations in order to achieve these intricate figures.

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Formal Analysis : 

The medias that were used were paper and sculpture. Blaine used white Bristol board to his geometric figures. In one of Blaine’s art pieces called C.O., I could see the exact cuts that he made on the paper and the folds he made to complete the figure. The black and white really compliment each other as it shows where the figure originally came from before it was folded into an intricate shape.

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Content Analysis :  

The theme of Blaine’s exhibition is extrusions. This came from the process of cutting and folding paper shapes that he had to do over and over again. He had to experiment with different cuts and and folds at different angles to be able to get the precise geometric figure he wanted. He really wanted to show people the transition of two-dimensional figures to three-dimensional figures. Blaine’s fascinating discovery of this relationship gave him the unique idea to showcase his art pieces this certain way.

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Synthesis / My Experience : 

As I saw this exhibition, I was amazed. It was an interesting and unique exhibition. I really like the sharp lines and shapes. The way he made his figures really show how and where the figures originally came from; thus showing the transition between two-dimensional and three-dimensional figures. I really liked the art piece he made named Factory. I don’t know what exactly it is that I like about it, but I like how orderly and neat it looks. If Blaine ever had another exhibition similar to this one, I would definitely want to go. I am looking forward to him making even more complicated geometric figures that would blow people’s minds.

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