The time has finally come for our images to be displayed in a Mudd Gallery Art Show! The Mudd Gallery as a venue is unique. I feel that it is nice to have a space that allows students to show their work but also limits the artists to the space given to display work. It’s nice to have the Mudd Gallery as an introduction to gallery settings because if you become an artist, you will have to work with all different kinds of spaces with various size limits. The gallery works towards giving students a ‘sneak peek’ into the powerful art world. I do, however, wish the gallery was located somewhere more prominent. I feel the gallery would have more people interested in going to see artwork if it wasn’t on the third floor of the library.
Mary Ann Doane’s article: Indexicality and the Concept of Medium Specificity was a very challenging article for myself to read. I don’t feel I could wrap my head around everything presented in it, but I can comment on what I did understand. The full concepts of “medium specificity” have a way of not being relevant in today’s world because of the digital age and our way into the post-medium world. Digital technology and electronic reproduction in the digital media lean more towards immateriality. Technology is taking over the mediums of art and what use to be done with pen and paper can now be done faster and more effectively on a computer. Although some people still work as medium specificity artists, the numbers keep slowly decreasing year after year with as all the new advancements in technology keep appearing.