Artist: Carmina Correa
Exhibition: A Beach in Symmetry, A Breach in Symmetry
Media: Sugar Water, Corn Syrup, acoustic film, construction grade materials
Gallery: Gatov West, Gatov East
About the artist:
Carmina Correa is currently an undergraduate senior in the CSULB’s School of Art program in the BFA program for sculpting. She made her way onto this campus transferring from Cypress Community College. The artists finds her inspirations in art through working on things that care considered uncomfortable and recreating them into something different or more comfortable. Her interest in art sparked at a young age and through the support from her parents she is pursuing her dreams of becoming a professional artist.
The pieces the artist created was made from sugar! The sugar sculpture is made from many layers of sugar, corn syrup, and water. She added colors to the different layers to achieve the piece that was presented. Carmina’s confession booth was made from a ton of building materials such as woo and acoustic foam. The size of the confession booth closely resembles a real life one.
The pieces that are displayed in the pictures are a sugar piece she created. The sugar resembles the uncomfortable ideas of being type II diabetic but she recreated it to make it something less serious. The confession booth resembles how she was uncomfortable with confessing in those booths so she added her own spin to it by making it less serious by adding plush toys and other things to draw a different meaning of confession booths.
I thought these two art pieces were something different and one-of-a-kind. The sugar piece was interesting because I did not think a disease or a sickness could be recreated in such a way she did. I enjoyed walking through this exhibit finding the corky and odd things she did to uncomfortable things.