This assignment aimed to create a three-dimensional digital art gallery using Sketchup that features three chosen artists’ works.
Below are the images from the 3D Distortion Gallery
PDF: Distortion Gallery
Artist Featured in Distortion Gallery
Rabek is originally from Knoxville, Tennessee and currently resides in Galveston, Texas, where she works as a local artist. Rabek has had many of her works published in local magazines and has recently retired from her job as a teacher to dedicate all of her time to her photography. Her photography captures the beautiful landscape of Galveston, but her most popular pieces are recent experiments she likes to call Panoramas with a Twist. These Panoramas are whimsical portraits of well-known landmarks in Galveston, portraying the small town as a fun and colorful world.
All of Rabek’s photos in the Distortion Gallery are from her Panoramas with a twist portfolio. Medium: photography, size 578X578, published 08/22/14.
Hilary White was raised in Gainesville, Florida, received her Masters of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the University of Florida and later spent a large part of her artistic career in Philadelphia. She received a portfolio scholarship to attend the Savannah College of Art and Design, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a focus in painting. She developed her love of woodworking, incorporating it into her practice of creating three-dimensional painted sculptures and installations. She has participated in art fairs, including Select Fair during Miami Art Basel week, has been in over 36 exhibitions, including nine solo exhibitions, and has shown her work locally and internationally in Berlin and Hong Kong.
All works are from White’s Seer and The Endless One portfolios. Medium: wood, acrylic paint, oil paint, glitter, and more, Size of the works very, published in 2014.
Soo Sunny Park
Born in Seoul, Korea, Soo Sunny Park moved to the U.S. at the age of eleven and grew up in Marietta, GA, and Orlando, FL. Park received her Bachelor of Fine Arts. in painting and sculpture from Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio, and a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. After a residency at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME (2000), she worked in St. Louis, Missouri as an installation artist and as a Lecturer at the Washington University School of Art.
This piece is known as Unwoven Light
Published in August of 2013
Medium: Chain linked fence and glass
Hilary White, Barbra Rabek, and Soo Sunny Park are featured in the Distortion Gallery. These three artists were specifically chosen because they effectively manipulate their mediums to create unique art pieces. Individually each artist works in different mediums. Together they have all found creative ways to control and alter their chosen material, which engulfs you into the visual world they have created.
Hilary White is originally from Gainesville, Florida. She works with a wide range of mixed media, including wood and paints, to create 3-D sculptures. White’s work with Seer and The Endless One touches on life’s journeys from creation to struggles as well as victories, religion, and death. Her work is visually compelling; she combines a wide range of colors, geometric shapes, and animals to create a collage of chaotic cohesiveness.
Barbra Rabek is a professional photographer with who I came into contact during the Artober Festival in Galveston, Texas. Rabek has many of her works published and has recently experimented with panoramic photos of Galveston Island. She takes the captured panoramic image and twists it around; in doing so, she creates a whimsical world of sky and historical landmarks. Rabek’s Panoramas with a Twist evokes playfulness and seems to explode out of the superficial world she creates.
Soo Sunny Park is from Seoul, South Korea, specializing in painting and sculpture. In Unwoven Light, Park used her expertise to manipulate glass, chain-linked fences, and natural light, creating an interactive sculpture. The sculpture seems to have a life of its own, gracefully flowing through the air as if it were an ocean wave. Using glass to create the waves of reflective light makes the space feel like something out of a dream world.
White’s Seer and The Endless One, Rabek’s Panoramas with a twist, and Park’s Unwoven Light all use the art of distortion. All of their pieces are unique and gather modern approaches to create emotional art that uses light, color, nature, and architecture. Together their works symbolize the imaginative worlds we strive for, as well as the always-changing world we live in, where we face hardships, achievements, and death.
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