Direct Art Action - Jack Miller

Gallery in Sutton

Direct Art Action - Jack Miller

On Thursday 7th November we went to the art gallery in Sutton Coldfield called Direct Art Action. We looked around the gallery and analysed 2 pieces of work. The first piece we analysed was from an ex teacher called Fran Vere which was about the change is Birmingham and the new modern designs and it was a photo of Birmingham Library. The second piece we analysed was by James Ware which was a charcoal drawing of a female nude. Then we interviewed the curator.

The art forms which were used in the gallery were 3D art, painting, photography including using Photoshop, drawings and others. This shows there is a different variety in the gallery meaning there is different pieces of work to look at and something for everything. This was my experience at an art gallery.

There were multiple things there that I thought were good. This includes the piece of work we analysed from James Ware. I found this piece of work good as it seemed very detailed of the woman and it seems like he spent a lot of time on the work but we found out that it only took 15 minutes in his life drawing class. I liked that that you could buy this and other copies of the work in the shop so if you saw something you liked you could buy a print of it.

However there were two pieces of art I did not like, the first one was a random fridge what had goo coming out of it and the second one was that there dozens of teddy bears put across a wall I did not like these as I did not think these were art and I didn’t understand why they were there. It would have been better if there was an explanation about them so we could understand why the artists had done them.

This has taught me that there are multiple and different pieces of art and that there is no specific thing you have to do to class it as art. There is also many different artists there meaning if you are any good at art you could have your work there.  

Before I went to the art gallery I didn’t really like art as I found it boring however after going I found the pieces of work there inspiring and that I wanted to try to make some pieces of art myself.

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  • Sienna James

    On 29 November 2019, 12:28 Sienna James Voice Team commented:

    Fantastic! What particularly surprised you about this exhibition?

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