Like many people, there many times when I see contemporary art and I think I can do that. I was walking past Fifty24, an art gallery in the Lower Haight, and came across two mounds of Spam cans (pictured) in both windows. The gallery was closed so I could not inquire about the exhibit. Nevertheless, the stacked Spam cans did get my attention.
Like a lot of contemporary art, it looks like you could actually do it, but what about coming up with the thought behind the exhibit? This is in contrast to Biblical and war paintings from my Art History class which I clearly could not replicate.
I spent some time looking at the SPAM exhibit. What was the artist trying to say? How did he come up with this thought? Could I really do it?