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Between The Map And The Territory: Taking The World Apart In The Age Of Un-Discovery, Carla Lacey Fisher Schwartz May 2013

Between The Map And The Territory: Taking The World Apart In The Age Of Un-Discovery, Carla Lacey Fisher Schwartz

All Theses and Dissertations (ETDs)

The map is demonstrative of a basic human impulse, the desire to understand our surroundings and our position within the world. Through the activity of mapmaking, we aspire to comprehend comprehensively, but the very nature of the map allows for only partial understanding. Despite this objective for total knowledge, the blank space of a map is a necessity; in order for a map to be useful it must leave some aspects out. This blank space, along with other blanks in visual representation, is an active silence, and holds meaning in its absence.

While the map attempts to represent a territory ...


Artificial Landscapes: Reflecting Interior Worlds, Vivian Zapata May 2013

Artificial Landscapes: Reflecting Interior Worlds, Vivian Zapata

Graduate School of Art Theses

In this study I examine ideas of nature, human nature, and artificial nature that are relevant to my work. I explain that the natural realm is a physical presence in the world and that it is also a cultural construct. My work is concerned with metaphorical representations of nature and I contextualize my artwork within the work of modern and contemporary artists who create artificial representations of nature that reference landscapes. I relate that I am disturbed by our current culture’s inharmonious relationship with the natural realm and explain how my work opposes our cultural anthropocentrism and the collective ...


Mfa13 (Mfa 2013), Sam Fox School Of Design & Visual Arts, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Buzz Spector, Patricia Olynyk, David Schuman, Lyndon Barrois Jr, Sarah Bernhardt, Hsuan Ying Chen, Serhii Chrucky, Janae Contag, Carrie Debacker, Erin M. Duhigg, José Garza, Eric Gray, Meghan Allynn Johnson, Hoa Le, Christine Eunji Lee, Lavar Munroe, Jon A. Orosco, Michael Powell, Bridget A. Purcell, Malahat Qureshi, Natalie Rodgers, Carla Fisher Schwartz, Zak Smoker, Laurencia Strauss, Lili Yang, Vivian Zapata Jan 2013

Mfa13 (Mfa 2013), Sam Fox School Of Design & Visual Arts, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Buzz Spector, Patricia Olynyk, David Schuman, Lyndon Barrois Jr, Sarah Bernhardt, Hsuan Ying Chen, Serhii Chrucky, Janae Contag, Carrie Debacker, Erin M. Duhigg, José Garza, Eric Gray, Meghan Allynn Johnson, Hoa Le, Christine Eunji Lee, Lavar Munroe, Jon A. Orosco, Michael Powell, Bridget A. Purcell, Malahat Qureshi, Natalie Rodgers, Carla Fisher Schwartz, Zak Smoker, Laurencia Strauss, Lili Yang, Vivian Zapata

Books and Monographs

Catalogue of a culminating student exhibition held at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, May 3-July 29, 2013.

Contents include Introduction / Buzz Spector -- The collaborative turn : new models of thinking, making, and learning / Patricia Olynyk -- [Introduction] / David Schuman -- Lyndon Barrois, Jr. / Rickey Laurentiis -- Sarah Bernhardt -- Shifting Shanghais / Hsuan Ying Chen -- Serhii Chrucky / JaNae Contag -- JaNae Contag / Emily Hanson -- Carrie DeBacker / Gabriel Feldman -- Erin M. Duhigg -- José Garza / Serhii Chrucky -- Eric Gray / Ariel Lewis -- Meghan Allynn Johnson : to or towards / Blair Allyn Johnson -- Hoa Le / Maria Xia -- Christine Eunji Lee -- Lavar Munroe : the black superhero when everyone was looking for the ...