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Gallery Review #1

I use paper to create a world of fiction that challenges the viewer to suspend disbelief

and venture into my fabricated reality (Clary). This quote is said by himself, Charles Clary,

who creates his art through the use of hand cut paper and acrylic paint. Clary is a very successful

artist, as he has received many awards such as an Award of Merit twice in 2004 and 2005. In the

local gallery, Brett Wesley, Clarys artwork is displayed in an exhibit called Paper Form. This

gallery has a unique look on the outside and was very spacious on the inside. As you walk inside,

you see stairs that lead up to other artists exhibitions. All of the art displayed looked of high

quality. The gallery itself was quiet, yet there was people to answer questions always around,

which was helpful. Other artists such as Francis and Francis and Michael Wardle are currently

being displayed as well in the Brett Wesley gallery. Although there were many pieces of work to

evaluate, I chose three pieces by Charles Clary that

stood out the most. Looking over all the artwork

displayed, Patifasmic Plasmatic Gestation

Movement No.2, Hugg-A-Diddle Workup Movement

No.7, and Dilaudi Diddle Movement No.2 stood out

Patifasmic Plasmatic Gestation Movement No.2 "View Work


the most due to several different elements.
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n.d. Web. 21 Sept. 2013. To begin, this image Patifasmic Plasmatic

Gestation Movement No.2 is three dimensional with an organic form, meaning the shape is

irregular. This piece has color that varies throughout. The foreground shows tints of yellow,

green and orange. As your eyes move to the background, the shades of blue, orange, and green

become more apparent. Both regular and irregular lines are used to show the shape. Looking at
the top of the piece, you can see most of the lines are actual lines created by paper as well as the

use of paint, and they show a continuous mark. Although this is a small scale to view, it is

obvious that the shape, color and lines stand out the most.

In addition, Hugg-A-Diddle Workup Movement No.7 shows the illusion of space. The

paper in this artwork is overlapped which can imply a sense of depth. In the image below on the

left, it shows how one point perspective is used and in this

case, the vanishing point would be in the top right of the

picture. As for color, this image has an interesting color

Hugg-A-Diddle Workup Movement No.7"View Work | Brett scheme. The colors shown are neither analogous nor
Wesley Gallery." View Work | Brett Wesley Gallery. N.p., n.d. Web.
21 Sept. 2013.
complementary, and have a mix of high and low saturation.

Looking at the top view of the image on the right, the pink lines in the background make the blue

outline in the foreground more visible. There are many elements that are noticeable, but color

and value are the most important.

Finally, a third work of art, Dilaudi Diddle

Movement No.2, clearly shows color, lines, and

perspective. The close up image to the left shows how

the high saturation complementary colors stand out.

As the yellow in the background is covered by orange,

Dilaudi Diddle Movement No.2"View Work | Brett pink, and blue in the foreground, these colors make one
Wesley Gallery." View Work | Brett Wesley Gallery.
N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Sept. 2013.
another intensify, which makes them also appear more

saturated. While the lines are definateley irregular, they display a sense of wild or chaotic

behaviour. Additionally, in the image to the right the outline in pink makes the colorful lines
more clear as it defines the space. It seems as thought Clary created this image as he was

thinking because he made the lines very loose and uncontroled. Lastly, perspective is shown in

the image to the left as one point perspective . When looking at the close up picture, the lines in

the foreground pop because of the vanishing point in the place it is in. In this piece of paper

artwork, Clary made it possible to easily identify several elements to describe his work.

In conclusion, after reviewing and evaluating three separate pieces of art, it is

obvious that the artist had the same vision in mind for all of his work. It was noticable is that in

Patifasmic Plasmatic Gestation Movement No.2, Hugg-A-Diddle Workup Movement No.7, and

Dilaudi Diddle Movement No.2, Clary wanted to include the elements of line, color, and

perspective. Although he used a differents types of principles of each element in the three pieces,

it made it clear that each contrasted one another. After looking at Charles Clarys work of art, it

is easy to understand why he has won several awards and acknowledgments.