Modesto Junior College Art Report

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I visited the Modesto Junior College Art Gallery, it is located on the East Campus in Modesto. The title of the artwork presented that day was “Geometries in Cold Welded Steel.” This artwork was presented by the artist Tom Duchscher. Duchscher has been teaching design, sculpture, and ceramics at MJC for the past 40 years. His work has been exhibited throughout northern California and pacific northwest. For the past four decades Duchscher has dealt with the exploration of geometric forms and has focused on the element of line. This has allowed him to create illusionary and actual phenomenon. The use of linear parallel in his artwork has lead to an investigation in space, since the three-dimensional forms seem to be two-dimensional depending on certain angles people view the sculpture. The artist is concerned with the three-dimensional existence compared to their two dimensional aspects and illusionistic …show more content…
He is trying to get the viewer to think out side of the box and observe the geometric form of the sculpture by observing all angles. The way the viewer sees it in my opinion is how capable they are to understand the interaction of the parallel lines and the three-dimensional forms in his artwork. The artist used the elements of art in his artwork by including the environment because this allows the viewer to see an ordinary art into something more pleasurable and functional by providing different focal points. In other words, a simple piece of art can have different functions depending on the environment and how the person views a certain sculpture. Furthermore, the artist used the element of art to enhance his artwork by providing three-dimensional form in his sculpture and by using the element of line to create illusion and depth when observing his artwork from different

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