The Mills College Senior Art Exhibition, “Spontaneous Order,” will end its run tomorrow on Sunday, April 21 at 4 p.m. Check it out while you still can!
I made the mistake of not going earlier and was down right flummoxed by what I saw when I finally stopped by.
I thought the projects were so interesting and visceral. Many of the artists experimented with mixed media and were able to create thought-provoking works of art that played with the idea of sentimentality.
A series of old rustic keys and locks formed the structure of a short cocktail dress. Simple white fabric and red thread were woven into a Chinese take out carton and a ramen noodle bowl. A dark room in the far back dimly lit by an enchanting yet slightly spooky light installation. An old woman’s voice waxes nostalgia in an audio recording heard through a pair of white headphones attached to a wall.
There were also artworks that have struck me to the core. Like the conceptual paintings of a wounded soldier and its smaller accompanying piece of a dirty military boot. Or the many ceramic tentacles squirming their way out of various wooden slabs attached to the wall.
And especially the strewed pieces of a raccoon’s skeleton drowning in a foamy sea of bright red simulated blood and green-brown sludge.
The Aron Art Museum will be open today on Saturday, April 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Again, the last day of the exhibition is on Sunday, April 21 in which case the museum will be open from noon to 4 p.m. See it soon!