Damn, if I was in a slasher flick I would be like, “I just drank a 2 liter of Dr. Pepper by myself. I’ll be right back (wink).” Then the next time you see me, I’d be stuffed into a two liter bottle.
Went back to Lora Reynolds. Took a good look at all the pieces. Okay, so that suspenseful feeling others were talking about? I saw it. Don’t get me wrong, it took awhile for me to see it. I was distracted by the patterning that was going on in the foreground. In the large piece hanging on the back wall, the flowers in the vase hold my attention the longest. And when I managed to escape that, the repetition of the stairs stopped me. It’s pretty much like that in every piece.
I still think that the focus was the patterning. The shapes of the cut papers were borderline abstractions. Only because I was looking for something to happen with the doorways and the atmosphere was I able to find it.
The foldout was still my favorite. Even more than before, since I read the text. It literally made me wonder what was around the corner! And after reading the text I arrived at that understanding for the rest of the show. That’s why Ms. Gabbiani was using horror flicks as a reference.
I want to promote the show up one rating, but the only reason I think I should do that is because of the foldout book. The show overall did not excite me. It may be nitpicky, but the NOT BAD rating remains. Shame on you Ms. Gabbiani for making me look at your work with intensity.
I’ll tell you ’bout what I sees.