Cue the dramatic music, this week is another team challenge! The artists will work in teams of two to create pieces about contrasting themes. Jaclyn picks "Male/Female" and Mark says what we're all thinking, "[it's] perfect for Jackie, I'm assuming she's gonna do something in some form of being undressed." Seriously, this is Work of Art
, not Piece of Work
Contrast, but Collaborate!
Miles is paired up with Jaclyn, despite his hope to be paired with Nicole. Abdi and Nicole will be working with "Order/Chaos," and Mark and Peregrine will work with "Heaven/Hell." The pieces will work together, but each team member gets a word. This is a great challenge, but I'm worried for Abdi, who seems to be drowning a little bit.
I'm curious to see how Jaclyn and Miles will work (or not work) together. I admire Peregrine's push to not go too literal as Mark suggests. Mark has a scar from when his stomach exploded?! WHAT! Miles successfully and douche-illy figured out a way to get Jaclyn naked for another piece. And Peregrine figured out a way to get Mark's shirt off HEY-OHHH.
For order, Nicole is creating a machine that reflects social order. It seems kind of brilliant. The biggest teamwork failure is going to Peregrine and Mark, who are equally passive aggressive as they try to get along and compromise. The biggest individual failure could go to Abdi--he is lost. But Peregrine's idea isn't really coming through.
I worry for her because she's starting to fingerpaint, which was Judith's downfall. Also, it's getting a little Hobby Lobby, but I like the idea of putting cigarettes in the holes. So I'm worried for Abdi and Peregrine.
Gallery Heaven and Hell
What are all these celebrities doing at this gallery opening all of a sudden? The judges praise Mark's willingness to do autobiographical work, but the Heaven/Hell interpretations were too literal. And now we see that China Chow asks the artists if they have anything to say, which of course, Miles does. The judges seem to like the collaboration/non-collaboration between Miles and Jaclyn.
Guest judge, , calls Nicole's piece "a little rinky-dink" and the judges just ripped Abdi's painting apart. He's started questioning himself and his vision too much. No!! Abdi! The critique was harsh, and it made me nervous. I was also nervous seeing everyone cry in the previews for the elimination.
I was relieved when Mark got eliminated. He's a good artist but his time on the show is over. And I'm so glad it wasn't Abdi. Whose Work of Art left you uninspired?
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