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Convenient Camouflage, John Alleyne Jun 2018

Convenient Camouflage, John Alleyne

LSU Master's Theses

ABSTRACT

Major influences in my work are most notably derived from the collages of Romare Bearden, paintings done by abstract expressionists Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko, and the multidisciplinary practice of Rashid Johnson. This list of artists has been my influence for the past academic year as a result of personal research, some of which was conducted at the Museum of Modern Art, the TATE Modern in London and Musée du Louvre in Paris. My aim in my artwork and in this thesis is to change the perception of Black people, specifically Black men and boys, and to challenge stereotypes ...


Selfie-Portrait, John Shield, John Shield Jun 2018

Selfie-Portrait, John Shield, John Shield

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

The selfie has become the currency of today; boldly stating: I was here, this is how I felt, and, most importantly, I exist.

This has become our self-reflection. Exploring the self-portrait, as have countless artists of the past, Johnny Shield uses the various selfies as reference for his sculptural works - both empty vessels and sculptural busts. Made from glass these fragile objects are all doomed to break. You, the viewer, are witnessing a truly damned object: the central portrait uneasily rests on a pedestal that is actively electrolytically corroding. While on display, this pedestal will lean more and more precariously ...


White Gilt, Daniel Schmidt Jun 2018

White Gilt, Daniel Schmidt

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

White Gilt

This exhibition is a dissection of American masculinity and institutional oppression. The systematic mistreatment of people within certain social identity groups is supported and perpetuated by society. My work is a personal investigation of this flawed system, my place therein and its ramifications.

The fragility of masculinity provokes immeasurable violence. Whiteness can be stereotyped as a toggle switch between bland culture, and self-entitled bigotry. These works are a confrontation with the dark parts of the human psyche, and the fears surrounding vulnerability, power and sexuality.

Through discomfort we can deepen empathy and cultivate progress.

Daniel Schmidt


Strange Woods, Song Park May 2018

Strange Woods, Song Park

Graduate School of Art Theses

I am interested in searching for images of women that have not been adequately represented in visual art. As a visual artist, I am directed by my sense of sight to investigate and know something. I like to challenge myself to visualize things that do not already have a visual representation. It has been frustrating for me to create images of women, and I have experienced a deep ambivalence in response to the different images of women I have encountered. The socially and culturally constructed images of women that I have internalized and those that have developed from my own ...


Marching On Together: The Future Of Non-Profit Museums In A For-Profit World, Matthew R. Dellaguzzo May 2018

Marching On Together: The Future Of Non-Profit Museums In A For-Profit World, Matthew R. Dellaguzzo

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

This thesis proposes a model of increased collaboration among museums as an alternative to the commercialization of the museum field. Through a combination of internal and external factors, museums are finding it necessary to operate in a manner akin to that of commercial enterprises. This trend threatens to undermine the cultural and educational mission of museums. At the same time, the ability of museums to carry out their missions necessarily depends on a solid financial base. Collaboration, whether in the form of consortia or consolidated institutions, provides an avenue whereby museums can not only make more economical use of their ...


Lost In Translation, Joanna Bugajska May 2018

Lost In Translation, Joanna Bugajska

Art Practices MFA Theses

This thesis contains a detailed visual record of my virtual reality (VR) work entitled “Lost in Translation.” I use 180-degree panoramas to capture the essence of the work. “Lost in Translation” is an attempt to understand better and ultimately accept events from my early teenage years, that after much introspection and therapy, I believe to have negatively impacted much of my adult life. This is a seated VR experience that reflects on themes of identity and place through interaction with objects and various media from the artist’s childhood memories of immigrating from Poland to the United States.


Oxford, Kristin Lindeman May 2018

Oxford, Kristin Lindeman

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

No abstract provided.


Primal Matter, Lucas Allen Bush May 2018

Primal Matter, Lucas Allen Bush

LSU Master's Theses

Abstract

Primal Matter is a physical representation of the intuitive process, through two and three dimensional forms. The pieces convey motion and tension while telling the story of their own creation. Working instinctively has always fascinated me, in the way of allowing our subconscious mind to make decisions in the place of preconceived planning. My work is heavily influenced by Intuition and the transformation of energy. I am constantly searching for the underlying image or object through scraps of wood and pieces of charcoal, and this body of work is the visible evidence. It explores the curiosity of our unknown ...


A Girl's Guide To Nail Art, Emma Rohnstock May 2018

A Girl's Guide To Nail Art, Emma Rohnstock

Senior Honors Projects

Nail art has led me to be more creative in my life and helped me find my passions of film, photography, and art. I started sharing my nail art through an online blog, but wanted to formalize my interest through a book and possibly a publication in the future. By making this book, I wanted children who read it to learn a new skill and find inspiration in each technique. Nail art has allowed me to express myself and discover my creativity, so I hope this book will allow a younger audience to do the same. I wanted to share ...


Picturing A Nation Divided: Art, American Identity And The Crisis Over Slavery, Louise Michelle Hancox May 2018

Picturing A Nation Divided: Art, American Identity And The Crisis Over Slavery, Louise Michelle Hancox

Theses and Dissertations

In 1859, Arkansas artist Edward Payson Washbourne produced a lithograph entitled the Arkansas Traveler. Based upon a popular folktale originating twenty years earlier, Washbourne used the image to convey his understanding of the crisis over slavery in the western territories. Artists in north and south responded to the slavery debate with differing visions of the western landscape; one characterized by free labor, the other slave. Westward expansion also highlighted debate about Indians, long relegated to the role of the savage other by the myth of the frontier. Yet, on the southern frontier, the conversation was different, as slaveholding Cherokees claimed ...


Poteus, Jimmy Snowden May 2018

Poteus, Jimmy Snowden

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

ABSTRACT

Proteus is an exhibition that consists of seven sculptures, three woodcut prints, and an installation comprised of steel and ceramics. The seven sculptures vary in size and are fabricated from steel, wood, plastic, and foam. The woodcut prints are hand carved and large in scale from a printmaking standpoint. The purpose of Proteus is to explore ideas of balance as it pertains to: life, death, love, resentment, adventure, responsibility, the subconscious, and the physical world. The methods employed while producing this body of work range from traditional to experimental, and the results of the endeavor are mainly obtained through ...


Living With Fibromyalgia: Confronting Chronic Pain, Kara Larose May 2018

Living With Fibromyalgia: Confronting Chronic Pain, Kara Larose

Theses and Dissertations (All)

My M.F.A. thesis exhibition, Living with Fibromyalgia: Confronting Chronic Pain, uses my personal experiences of living with fibromyalgia, a chronic pain condition, to create a visual representation of the pain and dysfunction that are a part of my everyday life. Today’s society has an aversion to acknowledging pain and tends to treat it as a mere symptom because embracing pain forces us to accept our own mortality. We therefore shy away from frank discussions of pain out of instinct, often ostracizing those who are suffering. This body of work encourages the audience to directly confront the experience ...


Mindfulness Matters: The Universal Need For A Healthy Mind, Jennifer L. Blalock May 2018

Mindfulness Matters: The Universal Need For A Healthy Mind, Jennifer L. Blalock

Theses and Dissertations (All)

Mental illness is prevalent in American society, affecting about 1 in 5 individuals (“Learn About Mental Health”). Addressing trauma is one way of preventing mental illness. The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study by Dr. Vincent Felitti of the Kaiser Permanente Foundation and Dr. Robert Anda of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, looked at the connection between negative childhood experiences, such as substance abuse in the home, to the most common causes of death manifested in adulthood. Mental health affects physical health, and one of the ways to address the effect of lifetime traumas is to develop coping skills such ...


Unspooling Of Experience Into Space: Diary Projects, Jinhee Kim May 2018

Unspooling Of Experience Into Space: Diary Projects, Jinhee Kim

Graduate School of Art Theses

Through meditation and layering of yarns, I visually present the process of embracing myself, specifically my personal traumas, and cultural duality. The tension between concealing and revealing of constant shifts in emotion is a crucial facet of my artwork. Evolving from an art therapy technique, the Winnicott Squiggle Game, I am drawn to the connections one can make with one another from a simple cluster of lines and create images as a result. These images are a result of intention and accident, a combination that mimics inevitable life choices.

My method of creating each canvas is a very intricate process ...


The Commodity Club: Commodity Fetishism In Modern Art And Tattoos, Shelby Maiden May 2018

The Commodity Club: Commodity Fetishism In Modern Art And Tattoos, Shelby Maiden

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The current culture of commodity fetishism that surrounds both modern art and tattoos are disproportionately a part of the perpetuation of an artificial sense of society and community. It promotes the notion that by simply by inking the deeper layers of their skin or by spending millions on a painting that somehow one becomes elevated and enters an elite space, or club, of people like them.


The Flow Of Art: A Study On The Human Experience And Nature, Matthew R. Schott May 2018

The Flow Of Art: A Study On The Human Experience And Nature, Matthew R. Schott

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Through all of human history, artists and other creators have been able to access the extraordinary state of flow to achieve amazing feats. Whether it be for a divine purpose, or simply making someone’s day a little better, art has been used to lift the spirits and nourish humanity. In our attempt to cope with the world in which we live, we have found this great mental resource, that has allowed for achievements that not one person could not attain on their own. In my observation, I have seen this euphoric cycle of flow change the lives of so ...


Racial Peeves: The Exploitation Of Microaggressions, Olivia Gabrielle Ellis May 2018

Racial Peeves: The Exploitation Of Microaggressions, Olivia Gabrielle Ellis

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Racial Peeves: The Exploitation of Microaggressions documents my personal experience of dealing with microaggressions throughout my life, as well as the history of these racial issues. This thesis also documents the creation of my Senior BFA Exhibition of the same title inspired by 1970s Blaxploitation posters.


Storytelling Through Movement: An Analysis Of The Connections Between Dance & Literature, Zoe Hester May 2018

Storytelling Through Movement: An Analysis Of The Connections Between Dance & Literature, Zoe Hester

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Movement and storytelling are the links between past and present; both dance and literature have the same artistic and primal origins. We began to dance to express and communicate, to worship and feel. We tell stories for the same reasons: to learn from the past and to be able to communicate in the present.

This work explores the many connections between literature and dance through examinations of six dance forms: Native American, Bharatanatyam, West African, Ballet, Modern, and Post-Modern dance.


Modified Landscapes, Esther Nooner May 2018

Modified Landscapes, Esther Nooner

Theses and Dissertations

Modified Landscapes is a body of work that reflects serious thought regarding Nature and its future. My personal experience and beliefs are at the core of why I believe this subject to be of great importance and why it will sustain many artists’ investigations for the time to come. The influences that informed this process are explored through experiences I had traveling, reading and exploring the photograph as a material object. The manipulation of the photograph is meant to question the beautiful, untouched scene and break the Romantic gaze that is historically tied to representations of Nature and insist upon ...


Participate!, Michael Kettinger May 2018

Participate!, Michael Kettinger

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

Hands-on art projects that directly reference scientific information may be a good outreach tool to generate interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.


Reframing The Republic: Images And Art In Post-Revolutionary America, Lauren Lyons May 2018

Reframing The Republic: Images And Art In Post-Revolutionary America, Lauren Lyons

History

Following the American Revolution the United States had to prove they deserved to be a player on the European world stage. Images were one method the infant nation used to make this claim and gain recognition from European powers. By examining early American portraits, eighteenth and nineteenth century plays, and American and European propaganda this paper will argue that images were used to show the United States as a world power. This argument will be presented with a particular emphasis on classic motifs and Republican imagery. By evoking the Golden Age of both Rome and Greece the United States was ...


Application Of Narrative Principles To Effectively Communicate Through Graphic Design, Joseph Wright May 2018

Application Of Narrative Principles To Effectively Communicate Through Graphic Design, Joseph Wright

Masters Theses

From folk tradition to film, story has played a critical role in connecting one person to another. The principles that undergird the construction of exceptional stories may apply to other forms of communication, including visual mediums. Although studies show that storytelling communicates more effectively than simply stating information, the field visual arts has neglected to apply this tactic in its craft. What makes a great story, and why does it have the capability of emotionally moving a person? Why not use the same principles that connect a person to a narrative within the field of graphic design? Because of this ...


Notes From Johannesburg - Dialogues And Itineraries Of The South From Kinshasa: Art, History, And Education, David Andrew Apr 2018

Notes From Johannesburg - Dialogues And Itineraries Of The South From Kinshasa: Art, History, And Education, David Andrew

Artl@s Bulletin

This text was originally a brief speech in a debate – Dialogues and Itineraries of the South from Kinshasa: Art, History and Education that took place at Mário de Andrade Library’s Auditorium in São Paulo (Brazil) on October 26th 2016. It draws from questions and discussions in Kinshasa, concerning arts education, the challenges in decolonizing curriculum and methods, connecting them to South African experiences, particularly at the Wits School of Arts (Johannesburg) and also from the Another Road Map School research group workshops.


Œuvre D’Art Comme Récit Historique (Rapport Des Discussions Du Groupe De Travail), Emi Koide Apr 2018

Œuvre D’Art Comme Récit Historique (Rapport Des Discussions Du Groupe De Travail), Emi Koide

Artl@s Bulletin

This report aims to present central questions raised during two days of group discussion and debate concerning the theme « art work as history ». Several different points of view were presented, in which generational frictions in kinois artistic milieu came to the fore. The main subjects during the discussions were: the challenges involved in writing Art History in the Congo through their own perspectives; the importance on creating archives about Congolese art locally; considering artwork as historical narrative; the importance of the body as a link between object and performance, as well as between material and immaterial dimension.


Artemisia Gentileschi's Female Subjects: Susanna, Judith, And Danaë In Baroque Painting, Sarah Bartolotta Apr 2018

Artemisia Gentileschi's Female Subjects: Susanna, Judith, And Danaë In Baroque Painting, Sarah Bartolotta

Senior Capstone Theses

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1654) grew up in Rome during the late sixteenth, early seventeenth century. She was unable to study art at the academy because she was a woman. Her father, Orazio Gentileschi, was an accomplished artist who taught his daughter to paint. In 1610, Orazio hired Agostino Tassi, another successful artist who had worked with Orazio before on various commissions, to teach Artemisia the rules of perspective. In 1612, Tassi was charged by Orazio with the destruction of property. It was discovered that a year prior, in 1611, Tassi forcibly deflowered Artemisia before beginning a regular sexual relationship with her ...


Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News, Georgia Southern University Apr 2018

Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News, Georgia Southern University

Department of Art News

  • Coats receives Higgs-Carter Active Citizenship Award
  • Art students present research at Student Scholars Symposium


The Tygr Magazine: Then And Now, Hannah Shiner, Luke Jungermann Apr 2018

The Tygr Magazine: Then And Now, Hannah Shiner, Luke Jungermann

Scholar Week 2016 - present

The Tygr presentation will focus on the collaboration between the art and English departments throughout the magazine's existence. We will present the history of the Tygr, with examples of past magazines, and talk about their format, their composition, and their shortcomings. We will examine how the Tygr has changed and grown into this new digital age and what goals we have for the future of the Tygr. We will also discuss how the Tygr is made now, closely examining the way these two departments work together to produce a product. Further time in the presentation will be dedicated to ...


Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News, Georgia Southern University Apr 2018

Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News, Georgia Southern University

Department of Art News

  • Art seniors to showcase portfolios and capstone projects in upcoming exhibition


Cedarville Review Artist Spotlight: Zach Benson, Abigail C. Wisser, Zachariah Benson Apr 2018

Cedarville Review Artist Spotlight: Zach Benson, Abigail C. Wisser, Zachariah Benson

Cedarville Review

No abstract provided.


Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News, Georgia Southern University Apr 2018

Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News, Georgia Southern University

Department of Art News

  • BFSDoArt presents ‘Portfolio Reveal’ exhibit this April