Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Art Exhibit


While I was at the Shemer Art Center on Sunday, I stopped in the gallery to see the current exhibit.  The name of the exhibit is "Materialize" and it's all about 3-D printing.  Artists were challenged to create works of art using the unique capabilities of a 3-D printer.  My favorite pieces in this exhibit were these by artist Xinggang Wang.  The description said they were made of wood and acrylic and they were priced $5000.00 each so I'm guessing it took quite a lot of work to create them.
The one above is called "Soldier" and the one in the back is called "Scholar".

 There was a third one seen on the left but, I don't recall it's name.

I was really taken by these pieces.  They are very subtle yet speak volumes.

13 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

I like them, they are very characterful!

Stefan Jansson said...

For art done with the help of a 3-d printer it is really good. Although a bit pricey.

Birdman said...

He's praying? Politician?

Judy said...

Interesting but as Stefan said, a bit pricey.

Lois said...

Even with no faces, they do express themselves well.

Jack said...

They are quite good, Sharon. Now 3-D printers will create art? I guess that is where technology is leading us.

I am so tall that I usually have to crouch to get to subjects' eye level. When I crouched, Atlas lunged forward, which was the next (unshown) photograph. He didn't seem to dislike me. He just thought I wanted to play with him.

Catalyst/Taylor said...

I don't understand 3-D printing but I like these figures. My first thought was "Chairman Mao"!

RedPat said...

I remember when Holograms were first developed and artists though it would be a great medium but it never was successful for much other than kitschy trinkets & awful religious pics. I wonder if 3-D printing will be a better medium. I do like these pieces but wow they are pricey!

cieldequimper said...

I'm not too sure I get the 3D bit either but I kind of like them. That's probably because I love wood!

William Kendall said...

I rather like them. I have watched a 3D printer at work. It's entirely different than what's come before.

Randy said...

Interesting artwork.

Thérèse said...

These wonderful figures won't go into ordinary people's life I presume...

Kate said...

I like the sleek clean lines of the figures.