WK13-Artist Conversation-Carmina Correa

Exhibition Information

Artist: Carmina Correa

Exhibit: C12H22O11

Media: Molds and food

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Dutzi

Website: N/A

Instagram: N/A

About the Artist

Carmina Correa lives in Anaheim, California. She is currently a senior and majoring in sculptor. She is type two diabetic which was her inspiration for her gallery. Her hobbies all relate to art, but if she is not creating art, she video games professionally.

Formal Analysis

The gallery was fairly simple consisting of lollipop surrounding the room, two black and green holds, and ramen packages in each corner. There are lollipops next to the door which spells out sugar in the chemical formula. Each lollipop surrounding the room were red and packaged in a plastic bag.

Content Analysis

This exhibit was inspired by Carmina’s experience as a type two diabetic. The gallery is an intimation. The ramen packages are a comment of the socioeconomic situation many face. Although she wants to eat healthier, she cannot afford to, so she eats whatever is convenient. The black mold in the middle of the room is a 3D mold scan of her body. The green mold is the product of the 3D scan.

Synthesis/My experience

I was drawn to this gallery because of its simplicity. It is innovative to use sugar to express a powerful message on the current socioeconomic status. I really enjoyed this gallery even more when I spoke to Carmina because I understood the meaning behind the simplicity.

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