Artist: Blaine Scot Prow
Media: Mixed Media, Installation
Gallery: CSULB School of Graphic Design, Merlino-Gallery
About the Artist:
CSULB undergrad, Blaine Scot Prow, is a senior in the graphic design department. He was initially a engineering student because he thought he can pursue his desire in designing cars. However, engineering was more of learning how car works, not necessarily designing the look it. Then from Industrial Design, he switched to the Graphic Design. For his future goals, is to have a job where he design for companies specifically for automotive designs.
Blaine’s artwork in this gallery consisted of a collection of different geometric shapes. There were two components to his pieces: bristol board and charcoal paper. All of the lines in Blaine’s piece had very straight cut, precise lines. He was able to get perfect lining and angles by doing a lot of math to calculate the angles and lengths. He used a ruler to achieve straight lines as well as an exact-o knife to cut accurate lines. Blaine had to change out the exact-o knife every now and then because a sharp knife was important for clean cut lines. Blaine’s work was very geometric and allowed the viewer to explore the relationship between dimensions.
The Extrusions exhibition all came from Blaine’s obsession with Geometry. He has always been fascinated with the construction, interaction, and relationship between shapes. This fascinating interest with shapes is what lead Baline to the process of cutting and folding paper shapes. This idea of his is what lead to the exhibition of Extrusions, two-dimensional shapes that became three dimensional objects.
enjoyed this exhibit for a few reasons. First off, I liked that the exhibit was created for nothing other than the artist enjoyed how something looked. Usually, art exhibits have some deep meaning that the viewer needs to figure out and this one didn’t. This art was created for the sheer purpose of being visually appealing and I find that refreshing. Also, I enjoyed the style. It was very clean, something that could be easily appreciated and was not complex to understand. The whole experience was enjoyable, including stopping by Prow’s table outside the exhibit where I was able to talk with him about things other than art.