Artist: Nick Bamford
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery East
Website: No WebSite
About the Artist
This weeks artist is Nick Bamford and he is an undergraduate at California State University of Long Beach and is getting his BFA in the Ceramics program. Nick grew up in Huntington Beach where he discovered his love for art and in high school he took a Ceramics class and wanted to do more of it. Nick also enjoys black lights, sculpting, and working on different activities.
In Nick Bamford’s art pieces there were three big sculptures with color lights shining on them while it was black in the background. In the big sculptures were fans, flags, shoes, pictures, bells, chains, and other random pieces. They were held together by pipes, handles and sticks. The colors that were seen were bright and were like a rainbow. There was orange, blue, green, pink, purple, and red.
The sculptures to Nick were about trying to put ideas and other random items together to form another context. Like the shoes means something totally diferent on someones foot but means something else when hanging off a pipe. Nick wanted to explore new ideas by stepping out of the box.
I really enjoyed Nick’s exhibit. I found it very relaxing to look at and to see and I wish there were mre colorful exhibits like this at CSULB that I could see. Out of all the exhibits I have seen this semester I would have to say this one is on my list of top 5. I love color that just pops out of blackness. My favorite colors out of this exhibit were green, purple and blue.