Wk 14 – Artist Conversation -Katie Bickerstaff

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For this week’s art gallery’s artist conversations, I felt as if I were very limited on artists that I could speak with. From what I remember, I only saw one artist out speaking with students. So rather than feeling the need to speak with that artist because she was the only one out, I decided to take matters into my own hands and write about an artist that wasn’t present at the galleries. I wanted to write about art that I chose because I enjoyed it and wanted to talk about it, not choose a gallery just because that’s the only artist that was available to speak with us at the time.┬áSo with that being said, I decided to write about Katie Bickerstaff’s presentation in the Werby Gallery.

IMG_1184Upon entering the gallery I noticed a sign that read something along the lines of, “Warning: Contains adult content such as nudity” and with that forewarning, I was a little nervous as of what I might see when I enter the doors. However, all I saw was a bed covered in sheets and blankets that displayed a continuous print of nipples. After seeing that the nipples is what the sign was warning us about, I couldn’t help but think, “that’s it?” And after some thought, I realized that this is exactly the point that the artist, Katie, is referring to; and I completely agree.

Nipples are just nipples. Nipples are played out to be such a bigger deal than they should be; and more specifically, women’s nipples. When looking at the room display covered in prints of nipples, viewers can’t even tell if they belong to a woman or a man. Nipples are merely a simple body part that both genders have and for whatever reason, one is sexualized and the other is not.

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Wk 14 – Classmate Conversation – Judy Phan, Jacob Kim, Milton Coreas

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For this week’s group classmate conversation, I got to speak with Judy Phan, Jacob Kim, and Milton Coreas. I already previously knew Judy and Jacob, and Milton was the new classmate that I met this week.

Milton was initially a biochem major until he decided that that wasn’t the right major for him and switched it out to another. He is currently undeclared but wants to be a film major and become a director. Some of his interests include playing soccer and spending his time trying to learn how to play the guitar. Milton thinks art is different for everyone because paintings can be viewed in a different perspective by every person.

Judy is a health science major and wants to become a doctor. She likes going to the beach and taking her dog to the dog park. She keeps herself busy by interning at a hospital and going to a youth group. Judy views art as a new hobby, something she enjoys doing to occupy her time. She enjoys going to art museums to see the new displays of artwork.

Jacob wants to be a cop because he wants the action that comes with it. He’s also very against ending up at an office job. He likes to play instruments such as the guitar, violin, piano, and the ukulele. Jacob views art as an instrument to express himself in different forms, and same goes with other people. He believes art is a form of expression.