Wk 9- Artist Conversation- May Roded

Exhibit Information:

Artist: May Roded

Exhibition: Anamnesis

Media: Print Making

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Dutzi

Website: http://www.rawartists.org/mayroded

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rawartists/

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About the artist:

May Roded is currently a senior here at California State University, Long Beach. She is getting a BFA in Printmaking. Her work deals with a variety of print making methods including screen printing and relief printing. May Roded also incorporates elements of photography into her work.

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Formal Analysis:

Anamnesis explores the construction of memory and how memories can be clear in some ways and distorted in others. The works incorporate different medias like wood, screen printing, and relief printing. Most of the pieces were around the same size but one piece was a collection of different wood pieces and was larger than the other pieces.

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Content Analysis:

Roded discussed how her piece play off of how we remember things. Some aspects of memory can be perfectly clear while others are not. She shows this through the different medias in her work. The use of multi medias show the differences in memory. Roded’s work in a way creates a sense of nostalgia that is created by looking back at old memories and trying to draw memories forward.

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My Experience:

I found Roded’s work to be very lovely. I enjoyed the detail that was put into each piece and I could really see the detail. Even though each piece was really detailed it was also in a way simplistic. The gallery had a sense of unison which created comfort. While viewing Roded’s work I felt a sense of nostalgia. The vintage styled drawing caused me to draw on the past and create a new world of an old past. I really enjoyed being able to view Roded’s work.

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