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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Deborah, you did a great job with this assignment. The theme of distortion was communicated effectively in the artists you chose. I especially loved the artist Soo Sunny Park’s work; it’s beautiful. I appreciated the aesthetic variety you included when creating the roof to your gallery, by it partially being transparent.
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Your building was my absolute favorite I’d seen throughout both classes. It is obvious that you took your time and put lots of effort into this project. The Sonny sculpture was beautiful, you did a wonderful job recreating it into a 3D sculpture. I was also impressed by you being able to put the flat art on the round wall, I previously tried on my project and was unsuccessful. Wonderful work!
You did a really good job recreating Soo Sunny Parks sculpture within sketch up. It looks amazing and I’m sure however long it took, it was worth it.
I love how you connected these artists together through the manipulation of their mediums. Your gallery is so realistic and fun that I kind of envy the space you created. I love how your building is not a “normal” shape for a building, at least as accepted by society. The glass space that the giant sculpture is in seems like the best way to showcase that piece. Using natural lighting probably works a lot better than using light bulbs for that work.
Deborah, I really enjoyed looking through your gallery! The pieces of art that you choose were very colorful and vibrant and I think your gallery matched it quite well. I can tell you were enthusiastic about the assignment and that you put a great deal of time into it! I think if you had given a bit more space around each art work, then it would be easier to follow that’s my only critique.
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Your exhibition and gallery design are interesting and the artists selected I feel are turning photography and sculpture art into something otherwise not thought of. Its interesting to see the connection between the artists, I feel as though distortion is only some of the connected attributes between all artists. The design of your gallery is interesting but I feel that if the space where a bit more larger the overall flow from one artist to the other would be for free and organic. It feel a bit jagged in some areas but again the gallery is uniquely its own. I love the Soo Sunny Parks piece you selected and I feel the way you displayed the artists is smart and flows easily from photos to 3D sculptures to an all encompassing installation!
I loved your theme of distortion and how you gallery emulates the theme as well. I just wish that the space that “Unwoven Light” by Soo Sunny Parks was bigger but other wise the structure and design of the gallery is great. I also love how the wide variety of plants and flowers adds to the distortion theme. Also your curatorial statement was very well written. Your gallery was definitely my favorite and you hard work is spent on this project definitely shows.
Deborah, I love your gallery! The art you chose to showcase deserved to have an epic display and your use of geometry, glass, and landscape accents each piece well. I love that you chose to place the Unwoven Light right next to two large picture frame windows to allow light in, but that it is facing the back of the gallery in order to remain private. Great work!