This week during class on Thursday I met and talked to Panos Getekian. We talked about our last names and I found out that his last name is Greek. He was born and raised in LA and he attended Birmingham High School, where he played water polo and was also on the swim team. He is a 2nd year at CSULB and his major is Film, which tells me that he has a little bit more of an art background than myself. Panos works at a pool as a lifeguard in LA when he is home for semester breaks and weekends.
Panos is currently commuting to school from LA everyday, and that shows me his dedication to getting his education. However, he is moving out soon and moving in with his old dorm mate from last year when he dormed at CSULB. Panos and I walked around five galleries on Thursday and we saw a lot of interesting art works, but there was one art work in particular that bothered him. It was the art work featuring the sheep where they hunted it, skinned it, and butchered it. Panos questioned if it was actually art.
This is where Panos and I had our disagreement. I thought it was art, because of the precise detail it takes to kill and precisely butcher the sheep into meat people can eat. On the other hand, Panos did not like what they were doing to the sheep. Panos and I kept walking around the galleries. The art work that we did agree on was the big one that was very dark, but had a lot of texture with an LED light hanging in the middle of it. We both knew it was art, we just had no idea what the artist was trying to communicate with the audience. Overall, Panos and I disagreed and agreed but it was nice meeting him and we had fun walking around seeing all the beautiful galleries.