Bells, Birds, Candles & Flowers

Unfortuneatley, I was unable to travel to a museum, so I utilized the University Gallery on campus. I was initially going to showcase some print pieces I saw when I walked in, but than I went down stairs and came across this display.

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Each piece was made by graduate student, Kyle Lascelle. I liked the V-shape that was created by having the candelabras on top of taller boxes and having the larger piece on a lower box. It also isn’t a very flashy display, just simple white displays with a light shining above the pieces, giving a spotlight for the pieces. The location of this mini-collection is near the left entrance to the Webb Auditorium. I think this was an interesting placement because it is in a well traveled location so many students and staff can observe these pieces. There are two other display cases to the right of this one, but I decided to take note of this one because I enjoyed the simplicity of the display as well as the beautiful works created. Below are a closer look of each piece.

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4 thoughts on “Bells, Birds, Candles & Flowers

  1. Colton, yeah it is too bad pieces like this are on display in bland display cases. I do not think it does the work justice. Something in the background like gold leaf to me would help make this pop. Could you tell what kind of material they used to create this? Maybe art students need to consider how they present themselves and their branding for display cases, because a bland white name card doesn’t tell me more about this artists style or character. Displays cases should be taken more serious as moments of achievement.

    • If I remember reading it correctly, they are from a pottery course, so I would assume clay. But I actually like the bland display, it allows the pieces to not be overshadowed by a flashy display. But I do agree that there should be more said on the sculptor than just a name card.

  2. This display case could have been an intentional choice. The bare white walls and pale lighting give the pieces an almost eerie quality that the artist could have been going for. The candelabras are different and both have (intentional?) imperfections such as the drooping candles and the lack of symmetry. Maybe the artists intention was to make the viewer feel uneasy and the display case is just another purposeful part of the exhibit.

    • That’s a very good point. I liked the way the candles are drooping. I had a feeling when viewing this display, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. Now I can say uneasy makes a lot of sense.

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