The theme when walking into this gallery was obvious. With the lighting placements only pointed at certain pieces and some art pieces decaying; “decreation” was a fitting title for this exhibit. The pieces in this gallery were created by a collection of artists.
Some of the pieces were interesting on how they took these theme and played it with their own style. To the decaying frames of death poems to the hanging ball of ceramic on a chain it was the projection piece that took my eye. It was a projection of two hands and a projection of the sea and when one hand had an object it would go behind the sea projection and we would see it appear on the sea portion. The other hand would go behind and grab the object once it sank into the sea. When the other hand grabbed it, it seemed like the object was rotted and old. There would be a snap-shot then the other hand became empty. This cycle keeps going on endlessly with a different object each time.
One of the biggest issues I had with this gallery was how they displayed their pieces. They spread apart these pieces far apart from each other and have spot lights to show each of them. Although this fits the theme there were some elements that were left out. One example was the chalk drawings on the floor and the ripped paper that was scattered around the space. It was there but with it not being spot-lighted it just looked like a missed opportunity to display this in a way that it was relevant to the other pieces.
Although the opportunity was missed, having the pieces being separated from the others was a great way to show the aftermath of a destruction. The lights were set up in a way to show what’s left in this decaying world and that was an interesting way to do this.