I walked into the Jeff Koons exhibit not knowing what to expect. As I went into the first exhibit room I was beyond confused. What are these white sculptures and why are there these metallic blue balls on top of them and what does it all mean? I went into the next room trying to analyze another piece of art. Inside, there was a huge advertisement that almost took up the whole wall. It was an ad for “The New Club Gin and Tonic”. Not knowing what this meant I took a look around the gallery to notice that many of the things in there were innovative technologies that every home needs like vacuum cleaners and so on. With this in mind, I entered the next room where there were blow up pool toys of flowers surrounded by mirrors. At first glance you would see this and think, “What are these mirrors doing with these toys?”, but after a while I started to understand. It was all about perspective.
When looking at this sculpture in particular you could either look at it as two separate things, the mirrors and the blow up toys or you could look at is as a whole and put the two together. It really just depends on your point of view. While this whole idea of perspective in mind into the next room I went. As I entered there was a sculpture of 3 basketballs in a glass case filled with a liquid. Standing in front of the sculpture there would appear to only be the 3 basketballs but it you stood at an angle you would see that there was more than the 3. Again, it depends on how the person viewing it sees it in their own head. At first glance these sculptures may appear to be just a big shiny sculpture but looking more in depth you can discover what he truly means to show his viewers. Jeff Koons does an excellent job at challenging his viewers to discover a deeper meaning in his art.