Artist: Blaine Scot Prow
Media: Bristol Paper//Foam Core Board
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Dr. Maxine Merlino Gallery
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Blaine Scot Prow is in his Senior year at California State University, Long Beach. He is an undergraduate in the Studio Arts program with an emphasis in Graphic design. Blaine hopes to branch out into the graphic design field after he graduates and work for an in house company, rather than working in a design studio. His other interests include photography and music. In the past Prow pursued a career in music by playing the bass guitar. Currently Blaine is focusing on graduation and creating his portfolio for graduation.
This exhibition focused on construction and geometry. Rather than loose and colorful, the show was comprised of hard lines and the use of black and white to bring attention to the straight cuts and folds in all the pieces. Black and white was used to show the negative space of each geometric shape in each piece.
Prow explained that he used the black and white as to not distract from the design of each piece. Although he decided he didn’t have a favorite piece, he did say that he enjoyed each piece equally because of his love for construction and design. They are all different and cohesive in their own way. Each are comprised of basic shapes that Blaine takes to the next level from 2D to 3D. Through these pieces he wanted to show the audience the interesting concept of the gap between the two dimensions and how they are still connected.
I thought that this exhibit was really interesting because of its simplicity. I really enjoyed what he was trying to show through his pieces as well. I thought that it was great that he is a graphic designer and is showing his art in a gallery that of which is opposite to his specialty. I am sure that Prow will have a bright future in graphic design and it would be great to see more work outside of his field.