Wk4-Artist Conversation-Samuel Jernigan

Artist: Samuel Jernigan

Exhibition: Weight of Whimsy and Ideals

Media: Ceramics, Clay, Wood

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery West

Website: cargocollective.com/samueljernigan


Samuel Jernigan graduated CSULB Fall 2015, majoring in Ceramics. Samuel is from Northern California where there is a lot of agriculture. He says he wouldn’t  create a piece of art that does not show his humorous side . His exhibition, “Weight of Whimsy Ideal” explores the idea of alienation and contradictions. Samuel is creating a system that does not stay the same and changes.He is showing  the idea that one could actually put anything together and it does not have to be what you expect.

The materials he uses is Montana spray paint which is an expensive type of spray paint and also very expensive paint pens he uses. His art does not form to any shape but there is a round smooth texture involved. He also  shows rhythm within his art. His art is either one full color and texture or in involved with a rhythm of bright, colorful pattern involved. His work has a smooth wave like motion that automatically give you a smooth sensation.

Jernigan tries to reach people with their emotions, he tries to get one to feel every emotion. He is trying to break what you believe will stay one thing but can change to another thing. He does not want his work to be defined as just one thing. His work is create to get people to not make an assumption of his art. He wants to make it clear that they aren’t toys but his sculptures represents some type of nostalgia. He makes his pieces interchangeable  that way what one wouldn’t really see together it creates a look completely new for his viewers.

I personally loved his work. His work made feel a sense of discovery. I could sit and walk around that gallery all day if his pieces were in the room. I loved the soft colors, it made me feel all warm and fuzzy. I really liked the conversation of all things. I could really understand what his art meant after  he explained what his thought process was. I honestly loved his art it was amazing.


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