Artist: Samuel Jernigan
Exhibition: Weight of Whimsy and Ideals
Media: Ceramics, Ceramic Paint, and Sculpture
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery West
This week’s artist was Samuel Jernigan. The first thing you notice when entering is the giant heads and the cartoony sculptures that reminded me of animated sculpturing for Disney or Nickelodeon animation. Samuel’s art work is sculptures made of ceramic, and is a graduate student at CSULB in the BFA Ceramics program.He uses ceramic to bring his art to life and also likes to use color.
by looking at his sculptures you can tell that he has been sculpting for a while, 15 years, and thee amount of detail put in to the pieces show. He had children’s toys sculpted that looked very smooth and had sculpted hands that had texture in each knuckle. Most of his art seemed to look very happy and my favorite piece was the shark or dolphin(I didn’t get to ask), when i first saw it it reminded me of Jabberjaw the cartoon shark because of the smile. His pieces are also inspired by abandoned toys he finds at the flea markets goes to. He uses toys as inspiration for art waiting to be made.His showcase was centered around the idea of bringing abandoned toys together, and i find this so interesting. Overall his vibrant colors and his amazing sculptures are amazing and bring attention to any eye. His Ceramic sculptures are very lively and very enjoyable.