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I Poked You Where We Were Connected, Sophia Ruppert Apr 2020

I Poked You Where We Were Connected, Sophia Ruppert

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Creative Activity, School of Art, Art History and Design

Life leaves behind physical and mental residue. Some of these remnants are precious while others are tragic. Regardless of its origin, this residue can be made beautiful. Remnants of the objects that surround us chronicle our history as complex individuals. My sculptures investigate my own physical and mental residue to dissect and examine my personal history.
I unravel experiences that are residually prominent in my memories. Of particular importance are events and objects that have shaped my perception of self.
stories told by my grandmothers
a dysfunctional family dynamic
objects that provide visual touchstones to my childhood
These fragments are ...


Preying For A Miracle, Hannah Oakes May 2019

Preying For A Miracle, Hannah Oakes

Undergraduate Honors Theses

For my BFA Capstone exhibition Preying For a Miracle I analyzed the Biblical book of Job found in the Old Testament in relation to my own life. My interest in the Book of Job stems from a human desire to understand suffering, especially suffering that is unprovoked. At the beginning of the book of Job, Job is described as “blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil”. (Job 1:1) As the first chapter of the book progresses, Satan comes to God and presents a wager. Satan insinuates that Job is only faithful to God because God has “put ...


North American Data, Joseph A. Burwell Feb 2019

North American Data, Joseph A. Burwell

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

North American Data fractures and reconfigures pre-existing narratives into new, unauthorized forms of storytelling. Core samples extracted from various narrative sources are reassigned new roles according to their proximity to each other. This paper functions as an introduction to the essential actors and their dramatic inclinations within fluctuating scenarios.


Chinese-American Landscape, Jessica Wen May 2018

Chinese-American Landscape, Jessica Wen

Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Papers

Cultural hybridity is an unwillingness to succumb to the notion of choosing sides when it comes to mixed heritage and culture. The approach taken to identity has a place in the artistic sphere as well. Through an investigation of my art practice in painting alongside a contemporary and historical context, the hybrid space between Chinese and Western landscape painting is explored and determined. The goals of nature depicted through distorted perspective, abstraction and simplification of objects, and emphasis on texture are techniques employed by both artistic spheres. By utilizing these goals and mixing materials of both Chinese and Western painting ...


A Shift In Silence, Bailey Idom May 2018

A Shift In Silence, Bailey Idom

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

A Shift in Silence is a body of work that emerged because of a key shift in my life. Using the formal components of line, shape, and value, I create a space representing an intimate moment in time. Physically, the medium can be any material, but I process all of this as an expression of line. Each piece shares the commonality of lines and lineage, while the layering embodies the record of my relationships from the past that directly affect the present. The abstraction and unpredictability within my own relationships require openness and vulnerability. This honest dialogue sustains and informs ...


Real Goner, Nicholas Cox May 2018

Real Goner, Nicholas Cox

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this thesis paper is to tell the story behind, and outline the theoretical and conceptual framework underlying the exhibition, Real Goner. The exhibition combines a number of elements drawn from music and art history, as well as the theoretical writings of Albert Camus, Guy Debord, and Joseph Kosuth. Together, these elements produce a cryptic exhibition that attempts to address the inherent chaos, and apparent meaninglessness of existence; and to see art as a proposition, a performance, and a practice. The exhibition addresses issues of celebrity, the production and consumption of culture, and where that cycle leaves us ...


Hidden Wku: Abstract Photography As A Tool For Discovery, Logan Houchens Jun 2017

Hidden Wku: Abstract Photography As A Tool For Discovery, Logan Houchens

Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

As Western Kentucky University has become a larger and more professional international school, its outward appearances have been polished to be more attractive. This creative research project focuses on appreciating the stark contrasts, visual characteristics, and beautifully authentic areas of campus that have persisted through this systematic cleaning. The result is a “reverse showcase” of the university, which aims to appreciate what is not normally considered to be attractive or worthy of attention. This project was created through the medium of abstract photography resulting in a collection of images that focus on unusual textures, colors, and shapes. These images will ...


Prosaic (Dis)Appearance, Waller H. Austin May 2017

Prosaic (Dis)Appearance, Waller H. Austin

Graduate School of Art Theses

This thesis focuses on issues uncovered in my pursuit of acceptance as a visual artist. Through consolidating beliefs and ideals of art and juxtaposing historic themes and current trends with personal life experiences, I resolve to construct artworks as dizzying, thought-provoking environments. Recollections of memory are largely anachronistic and profound memories are typically associated with trauma or paradigm change within an abrogated system of faith or other conviction. I question the framework of conditioned vocabularies that inform judgment about any explicit perception.

Considering processes of thinking and the experiential re-engineering mechanisms that establish long-term memory, I endeavor to create works ...


Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News Aug 2016

Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News

Art Department Newsletter

  • 2016 Faculty Exhibition


Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News Aug 2016

Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News

Art Department Newsletter

  • 2016 Faculty Exhibition


Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News Aug 2016

Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News

Art Department Newsletter

  • 2016 Faculty Exhibition Center for Art & Theatre, Contemporary & University Galleries


Artificiality And The New Image: The Image Body, Liza H. Butts May 2016

Artificiality And The New Image: The Image Body, Liza H. Butts

Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Papers

This paper sets up a historical argument for how images exist in the world and how artists relate to these images. The questions of the paper are concerned with defining the “Contemporary Image” and looking at how the digitization of all the images in our world affect the art object and the experience of art in the physical world. The conclusion and answer to these questions is found in a resistance to images that oversaturate our culture. This resistance occurs by looking to the painted image to function as a body in the world; aware of its existence, responsive to ...


Virsa: The Contemporary Value Chain, Samreen Zahra Mrs Jan 2015

Virsa: The Contemporary Value Chain, Samreen Zahra Mrs

Theses and Dissertations

"Handicraft" means a useful or decorative object made by a craftsman who has direct control over all stages of production. Handicrafts have always had a greater value, an identity of their own that is reflective of their place, culture and materials, as well as a sense of belonging to a particular place and time. With the ever-growing mass production that followed the Industrial Revolution, we lost those crafts to multiple reasons: one being cheaper, industrial-made products reducing the demand for handicrafts, and another being a shift in consumer tastes. Most craftspeople hardly earn enough to survive and fulfill their basic ...


Countering The Voyage Of The Present: Histories Speak Fragmented In 25 Frames Per Second, Vanessa Kelly Gravenor May 2014

Countering The Voyage Of The Present: Histories Speak Fragmented In 25 Frames Per Second, Vanessa Kelly Gravenor

Undergraduate Theses—Unrestricted

My thesis work presents a meditation on what it means to be contemporary. There are many ideas that prefigure this work but are not included in this written investigation.These notions come from Nietzsche’s Untimely Meditations and Walter Benjamin’s Illuminations. In these texts, the authors state that the contemporary is the one who turns her or his back from her or his time and looks at the past. For my purposes, to be contemporary, one has to revolutionize the notion of histories in order to make past materials relevant. Therefore, my videos and photographic works do not invite ...


Zoom In To The Layers Of Graphic Design, Paola J. Robelo Jan 2014

Zoom In To The Layers Of Graphic Design, Paola J. Robelo

University Honors Program Theses

Graphic design is a lot like languages varying from place to place. It’s a way of communication that retains its own cultural characteristics even though it shares similar design’s aesthetics. Graphic design varies from culture to culture, influenced by a country’s culture, language, traditions, history, and society. Just like art and music, graphic design’s aesthetics differs and expresses different messages across every culture. There are common graphic design’s elements found in one culture that are not found in other cultures and vice versa.

As an international student, this is a topic that has really interested ...


Amber Refraction, Kim H. Y. Hahn, Jihyun Kim Jan 2013

Amber Refraction, Kim H. Y. Hahn, Jihyun Kim

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this design was to fuse traditional artistry, such as hand weaving and oil painting, with contemporary digital printing technology. The overall silhouette and design of the garment were inspired by the organic curves and other architectural elements found in Korean traditional costume, Hanbok.


The Influence Of The Postmodern Graphic Design Genre On Contemporary Graphic Design As Analyzed In The Context Of Generic Participation, Michael Edward Outhouse Jan 2013

The Influence Of The Postmodern Graphic Design Genre On Contemporary Graphic Design As Analyzed In The Context Of Generic Participation, Michael Edward Outhouse

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of Postmodern graphic design on contemporary graphic design. Another goal was to clearly define Postmodern graphic design in relation to practice and theory. A qualitative method utilizing rhetorical criticism, specifically generic participation, provided the framework for an analysis of specific Postmodern and contemporary designers. The results were mixed, but indicated that traits of the Postmodern graphic design genre continued to have some influence on contemporary graphic design.


New Material World: Rethreading Technology, Concurrent Exhibitions, The Sheldon Museum Of Art Jan 2010

New Material World: Rethreading Technology, Concurrent Exhibitions, The Sheldon Museum Of Art

Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings

Sheldon Museum of Art
www.sheldonartgallery.org
12th & R St.
(402) 472-2461


New Material World: Rethreading Technology
October 8, 2010 - January 2, 2011


From manipulating old techniques in new ways to coupling new tools and digital
processes with traditional methods, this work explores what it means to be an
artist integrating such approaches in the 21st century.


Participating artists: Lyn Carter, Kyoung Ae Cho (1997 Lillian Elliott Awardee),
Sonya Clark (2000 LEA), Ishida Tomoko Hashimoto (1998 LEA), Kyoko Kumai,
Cat Mazza, Janice Lessman-Moss, Geraldine Ondrizek, Jessica Smith, and
Grethe Sørensen.


Deep Within, Caberbe Joseph Jan 2009

Deep Within, Caberbe Joseph

Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2004-2019

As a contemporary photographer, I focus most on light and color to bring out the uniqueness of my images. Photography is about lighting and I manipulate lights to raise questions in my viewers. Manipulating light is my way of being curious about how it may change mood physically and emotionally. Inspired by classical paintings, I have developed a body of photographs that can be admired by anyone. Although the main focus of my work is light and color, this body of work is also intended to empower those with little confidence in themselves and those who have been rejected, abused ...


Forms Of Tradition In Contemporary Spain, Jo Farb Hernandez Apr 2007

Forms Of Tradition In Contemporary Spain, Jo Farb Hernandez

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Impersonations: Works By Scott Grieger, Dave Hickey, Scott Grieger Jan 2007

Impersonations: Works By Scott Grieger, Dave Hickey, Scott Grieger

Exhibit Catalogues

With the publication of this book and the exhibition, "Impersonations: Work by Scott Grieger," the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art begins a series of scholarly examinations of a select group of artists whose work is represented in the Museum's important collection of innovative art produced in the western United States, from 1930 to the present. The work of these artists reflects unique contributions to the rich and complex history of American 20th century art. With this exhibition--a follow-up to the "Alternative Realities" of 1999 and the recent "Semina Culture: Wallace Berman and His Circle" of 2006, curated by ...


Forms Of Tradition In Contemporary Spain, Jo Farb Hernandez Jan 2007

Forms Of Tradition In Contemporary Spain, Jo Farb Hernandez

Jo Farb Hernandez

No abstract provided.


Cecile Abish Firsthand, Wright State University Art Galleries Jan 1978

Cecile Abish Firsthand, Wright State University Art Galleries

Exhibition and Program Catalogs

Firsthand is an exhibit booklet showing the works of Cecile Abish who specialized in photography. The exhibit features the shots of a New Jersey brick home distorted and overlays to provide a sense of inquiry for the viewer. The goal was to emphasize details of the various photographs of the home, and the subtractive nature of the shots allows an introspective outlook for the content of the images. The exhibit was on display at Wright State University Art Gallery in March, 1978.