Artist: Amy Duran
Exhibition: Love houses
Gallery: Gatov East and West
About the Artist
Amy Duran transferred from Cypress College and is currently an undergraduate in California state University Long Beach while working on her Bachelors in Ceramics while planing to graduate next semester. Duran does not plan to go to graduate school but rather get an intern with PIXAR because she would love to work with motion pictures. Some of her interests is cake decorating which is why she decorates her objects like if it were a cake and sculpting which we can notice based on her gallery.
Amy Duran’s gallery contained so much art that it looked like a small museum in my opinion. On my right I saw different handmade objects that can be used in the restroom as well as the kitchen as a decorator. They were blue/green and had the theme of a turtle. As you keep walking down, you can see the beautiful handmade vases that had white flowers around them. Her gallery was divided into sections while the opposite side had winter decorations. An example were the snowflakes that had glitter on them as well as a Christmas tree ornaments.
Amy Duran worked with another artist to create this gallery named Luis Casas. Luis Casas made the vases while Amy Duran decorated them in her own style. Duran included the flowers made by a piping style that is seen on cakes as well. Duran wanted her audience to create their own stories by viewing her art so she used different animated characters in order to tell a story.
What really caught my attention in this gallery was the diversity and the stories that it contained. Amy Duran and Luis Casas art showed how much time and effort was put into it and I believe they will go far in their art careers.