Artist: Blaine Scot Prow
Gallery: Dr. Maxine Merlino Gallery
Media: installation, studio art, extrusions,
Prow is senior student at CSULB. The artist is currently working on a portfolio for his graduation. He is also currently working towards his BFA in studio art, expecialy in graphic designs. Prow has a passion for geometry and and geometric structures. He recalls math being his best subject and a subject he is most interested in. Prow claims that he dislikes painting, so this is his way of expressing his pasison. Prow dreams to work in house for a company directly. In his spare time, he does photography and had spent time in his own band that specializes in rock music. He is very talented with the bass, guitar, and the keys. Prow hopes to learn the drums.
The exhibit was something Prow ha done over the weekend. He got little to no sleep at all putting his exhibit togther. He has such precise skills and passion for geometry that an exhibit that couldve taken weeks, he alone, transformed the empty room with precise geometric measurements in just three days or so. I noticed that he first had to draw or scale his art in his personal sketch book before making his art. He played with the lighting in the exhibit. Prow didn’t use colors, because he felt that colors would add a whole new perspcetive to his art pieces. The black and white geometric shapes would allow viewers to focus mainly on the shapes. The backround for each shape is made up of bristol board. most of shapes are made out of thick white paper. The blocks, or papers that take a 3D shape, are made of charcoal paper. Prow hopes his exhibit can bridge the gap between 2D and 3D relationships. He wants people to not look at them as a seperate subject, but rather as a similar shape but in different forms.
I personally am not a math person. Yet, I exceled in geometry. Algebra and calculus weren’t my best subjects, but geometry was easy for me. Others would complain about certain aspectsof geometry, especially with its proofs. Geometry was taught to me in a more hands on experience, so I guess that’s why I took more interest in these geometric shapes.