Joanna Gray, Alex Turner, and Jinny King all have their work showing in the gallery. If you take a glimpse of Johanna Gray's work you can see she has a love for drawing and painting people. She makes her work pop with experimentation of color. She has many self-portraits which are really great to look at but one that stood out was the one in which she incorporates colored pencils with painting. Then, Jinny King is an artist which loves to work with experimentation of detail. She has pieces of great detail and other pieces that only use enough detail to get a small understanding of what the objects are. I think an outstanding piece with much detail is "One Step Back," it also shows a lot of expressionism. She uses a lot of expression in her work, a lot of it obviously has some sort of meaning behind it. She has deep meanings in some of her pieces but in others you get to see her really open up and have fun. You get a sort of fairy-tale feel where you feel like a kid again. On the other hand, Alex Turner's work is a bit darker than the other two artist's. His work show's the world he sees in his mind. Unlike our world, he sees his world as hazy and "in slow motion." All his work has a tending "sad" theme in it. You can stare at his photos for hours and still be confused. He doesn't always have a meaning behind his work,and this causes you to use your experiences in life to find a meaning for his photographs. One of his photos that made me stand and stare for a while was "American Beauty l." You see a flowery bush but a sort of ghostly girl in the picture. I never found a meaning to this but there is some element he put in it which catches your gaze.
Overall, this gallery is quite successful in how it incorporates the sadness and happiness in our minds. Once you walk through this whole gallery you don't exactly know how to feel. There's a happy and light vibe that is everywhere and is a big theme in this gallery. Then, Alex Turner's work allows you to go into the darkness of your soul where you don't visit often. You start to feel the dullness and kind of pain that he incorporates. I think it is amazing how this gallery can make you visit so many "worlds" and different parts of your mind that you start to forget about. Lastly, I would like to end this blog with two quotes. The first is Alex Turner's, "My work should serve as an escape from the so-called real world." The second is from Jinny King, " Art is my friend, my listener where I tell all my secrets and tales that no one will be willing to listen to. Ever."