Wk 9 – Artist Conversation – Dulce Soledad Ibarra

Artist: Dulce Soledad Ibarra
Exhibition: Recuerdos 
Media: Clothes, drawers, dolls, etc.
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery West

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About the Artist

Dulce Soledad Ibarra is originally from Chino, California, but she is now living in Long beach attending CSULB. She is currently pursuing a degree in the Bachelors of Fine Arts. At first, she was a painting major, but after complications, she decided to chase a sculpting major.

Formal Analysis

This exhibit appears to portray a room with antiques, dolls, etc.. Contains many items with what seemed to be from a collector. It seems as if someone had been going through the items in order to find something in all of this. The colors used are very basic, as the drawers and tables are all the same color. It gives off a creepy vibe.

Content Analysis

Soledad noted that her aunt was a hoarder and that is sort of how Soledad got the inspiration to do this exhibit. All these items contain a memory of how they were obtained and have a significance in a way. It is nice to know that people can get inspired from anything or anyone, even their aunt.

Synthesis/My Experience

When I first walked into this exhibit, I felt kind of creeped out. I felt like someone has been collecting these items for years and never let them go. It is a good thing in a way because I believe that it can help a person recall the past just by looking at it. I like how it consists of antiques because it shows that a person has spent more than a hour collecting these items. It also shows that they have significance to them if someone had not thrown them away yet.

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