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White Noise, Chris Cohen May 2019

White Noise, Chris Cohen

Masters Theses

White Noise investigates moments when white supremacist ideology injects itself into the conversation about American Identity and American History in an attempt to co- opt those definitions and control the conversation. The exhibition considers the effects of this identity crisis on American identity, white identity, American history, and family unity. The exhibition looks at these issues through the lens of the Virginia Historical Markers program, Civil War Re-enactment, contemporary white identity politics and supremacy, monuments, educational history museums, and the artist’s personal narrative about white supremacy as it relates to his own sense of loyalty and connection to his ...


Existence Stories, Althea Keaton Jan 2019

Existence Stories, Althea Keaton

Masters Theses

Existence Stories is an interactive activist art project that gathers personal narratives from people about the ways in which their lives have been impacted by the current political climate in the United States, particularly surrounding the 2016 Presidential election and its aftermath. The project harnesses first-person narrative and audience participation as tools for humanizing the “Other” and building connections between people through the act of sharing stories. As the project has progressed over time, it has evolved in multiple directions and come to incorporate a variety of media, primarily comics, animation, printmaking, and zines. The roles that reproduction, distribution, and ...


In Exchange, Anna Mcneary Jun 2018

In Exchange, Anna Mcneary

Masters Theses

This thesis parses the dynamics of emotional labor in personal relationships. By bringing softness, connection and exposure to the viewer’s body in the form of tactile experience and wearable sculpture, this book and the installation that it accompanies provide a physical lens through which to consider the challenges of reciprocity and the emotional experiences at that are at stake in a struggle for balance and mutuality in relationships.


Four Projects, K. Sarrantonio Jun 2018

Four Projects, K. Sarrantonio

Masters Theses

This thesis gives an overview of the author's inspirations and art practices and specifically surveys four projects that launched video projection work. The simple descriptions of the projects are accompanied by silkscreen prints taken from stills of the work.


Ghost, A Stone, Audrey Blood Jun 2018

Ghost, A Stone, Audrey Blood

Masters Theses

This is a book of cement and paper. It addresses questions of surface, self, interior, and relations with the environment. It points to emotional and affective geographies in the context of printmaking.


Matriarchy, M. Camila Escobar Vélez Jun 2018

Matriarchy, M. Camila Escobar Vélez

Masters Theses

This book collects my personal and artistic process since I got to the United States two years ago. My cultural and religious background is the foundation for my artistic explorations. This book collects theoretical references and personal stories that explore the impact of Catholicism on my personal life especially as a woman.


The Contested Landscapes Of Mnemosyne : Constructing Maps Of Memory, Valeria Rachel Herrera Jun 2018

The Contested Landscapes Of Mnemosyne : Constructing Maps Of Memory, Valeria Rachel Herrera

Masters Theses

This is an unbound portfolio UV printed on plexiglass containing fragments and scenes from my master’s thesis The Contested Landscapes of Mnemosyne - Constructing Maps of Memory.


Fungible Commodities, Kelly Taylor Mitchell Jun 2018

Fungible Commodities, Kelly Taylor Mitchell

Masters Theses

This is an unbound portfolio printed using polymer plates on the vandercook press, in Providence, Rhode Island. The portfolio was created as a supplement for fungible commodities, a series of three multimedia installations.


Remains To Be Seen: Recollecting Memory, Nathanael Kooperkamp Jan 2018

Remains To Be Seen: Recollecting Memory, Nathanael Kooperkamp

Masters Theses

Abstract

Remains to be Seen, a multi-media installation, provides the opportunity for reconfiguration, re-contextualization and re-remembering of visual memory. Geoffry Cubit, a historian of memory, has noted that “memory has no fixed, stable, unitary meaning to which we can invariably recur: it has always been, and legitimately, a concept in flux and under review”.[1]My work in this exhibition (and as discussed throughout this paper) addresses the unstable and revisionist nature of memory—both culturally and individually. Additionally, I attempt to address how memory (collective, visual, familial and individual) is implicated in the creation of selfhood, of personal narrative ...


Transit, Christopher Janke Jan 2018

Transit, Christopher Janke

Masters Theses

This written thesis, transit, accompanies an exhibition by the same name and serves to contextualize the exhibit. The written portion begins with an inquiry into the nature of the contextualization itself, questioning the nature of the relationship between the written thesis, the exhibit, and the University which explicitly requires and connects the two, especially the ways that the written word as granted authority through an institution of higher education might undermine the exhibit’s intent to provoke thought into other forms of knowledge and other avenues of legitimacy than those presented by this institution.

The thesis discusses the philosophic question ...


Lamination Of Reality : Ever-Thickening And Thinning Space, Leekyung Kang May 2017

Lamination Of Reality : Ever-Thickening And Thinning Space, Leekyung Kang

Masters Theses

Since 2014, my work has navigated question of surface and through this search in order to redefined conventional understandings of space. Often times, my imagery draws on architectural infrastructure (such as construction sites and scaffolding), exposing the underlying structural framework within these landscapes. Through the recent installation, I establish a correlation between the bone/skeleton of the location to expose a more raw and unseen space, which is present but never fully revealed.

In Google Earth, the camera eye traverses different surfaces from the urban streetscape to the underground to the cosmos. Within this virtual landscape, glitches exist that are ...


Na'aseh : Ritual In Practice, Anna Henrick Karpatkin Benjamin May 2017

Na'aseh : Ritual In Practice, Anna Henrick Karpatkin Benjamin

Masters Theses

This body of work is an exploration of Jewish identity through pattern and ritual. Pattern is used as a tool to question and reinterpret these actions. Drawings, prints and papercuts are created through repetitive and evolutionary actions performed over time.


My Fish Hat Kingdom, Mei Fung Elizabeth Chan May 2017

My Fish Hat Kingdom, Mei Fung Elizabeth Chan

Masters Theses

This thesis book documents my personal and artistic research. As a Chinese contemporary printmaker, I consider my artworks embedded in Eastern and Western elements to revitalize my printmaking practice. T shape my art to reveal my Hong Kong identity by creating self-portraits. Instead of trying to capture a single moment and place in one image, I create multi-dimensional images in terms of both space and time. Inspired by Italian Early Renaissance altarpieces, I break up the images to suggest a narrative sequence. All of my prints are printed in large scale so that my viewers will be engaged in each ...


Every Change, Ruhan Feng May 2017

Every Change, Ruhan Feng

Masters Theses

After being away from home for six years, distance and time make me reconsider: “Who am I?”

This thesis is an honest memoir, which records my reflections about life through my struggles, confusion with cultural identities, and conflicts with my mother in a one-child family. In a two-year graduate program, I continue to explore my identities as Chinese, an international student, an expatriate, and a daughter.

The text, accompanied by illustrations, interprets personal artistic changes. Printmaking in my work is not just a tool to make multiples. The ideas of layering and repeating are also applied to my three-dimensional installations ...


Modus Operandi, Nabil Gonzalez May 2016

Modus Operandi, Nabil Gonzalez

Masters Theses

Since 1993, hundreds of women have disappeared and died in the border area of Ciudad Juarez Mx. and El Paso TX. The crimes committed towards women of this area have become known as “Las Muertas de Juarez” or the Juarez Femicides. Modus Operandi is a commonly used term by Mexican authorities when referring to an investigation regarding a crime, and it often refers to their particular overly corrupt method of handling crime. This is a thesis project that I started with the intent of bringing awareness and reestablishing an identity for the hundreds of women today’s government and society ...


& Surface, Adam Mickey Porter May 2016

& Surface, Adam Mickey Porter

Masters Theses

I synthesize nature, night clubs, computer screens and sexual fantasies into an experience that interrupts desire and longing. Fractured elements culled from pornographic magazines, mediation from digital media, and surface tension enable optical and phenomenological effects that make the visible and invisible co-exist together. Moire patterns, strobing lights, iridescent paint, prismatic and flickering bits of visual information pull the picture plane apart. A dialectic process that cannibalizes all content and material, sparing nothing from revision. The nature of material, imbued with it’s own history and beauty is transformed, yielding a surface that holds an image and after-image all at ...


Home Starts From Within, Joliza G. Terry May 2016

Home Starts From Within, Joliza G. Terry

Masters Theses

Moving to Harrisonburg proved to be a culture shock for me because in the past, I had lived in areas where the levels of diversity were different and allowed me to feel more at ease. I faced the issue of feeling uncomfortable in a new-found environment and felt compelled to start a dialogue about my experience through my artwork. It was imperative for me to find a way to create a community for myself, and by doing so in my artwork, I have thrived from my experience of feeling out of place. I began making work about self-image, family and ...


An Exploration Of Intaglio Processes Influenced By The Woodblock Style Of Utamaro, Lenore Branchaw Jan 1981

An Exploration Of Intaglio Processes Influenced By The Woodblock Style Of Utamaro, Lenore Branchaw

Masters Theses

An exploration of the intaglio processes as influenced by the woodblock style of Kitagawa Utamaro is examined in this paper.

A brief introductory section is devoted to the history of European and Japanese printmaking. The Japanese, for the most part, used woodblock prints while the European artists more frequently made intaglio prints. The European intaglio prints were the work of one man while the more complicated woodblock prints were developed by the collective efforts of Japanese craftsmen.

The intaglio technique allows the artist to work with one plate, but many blocks of wood may be needed for effective linear design ...


Collagraphy: A Synthesis Of Color And Texture, Maralyn Mencarini Jan 1975

Collagraphy: A Synthesis Of Color And Texture, Maralyn Mencarini

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Linoleum Printmaking: Its Various Methods, Judd Eugene Caraker Jan 1975

Linoleum Printmaking: Its Various Methods, Judd Eugene Caraker

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


The Photo-Image: Its Transformation And Reformation, John Lim Jan 1974

The Photo-Image: Its Transformation And Reformation, John Lim

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Borrowed Images: Work In Color Separation Photo Serigraphy, Eugene Arnold Staudt Jan 1974

Borrowed Images: Work In Color Separation Photo Serigraphy, Eugene Arnold Staudt

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


The Adaptability Of Aluminum-Plate Lithography To Eastern Illinois University, Nancy Sue Jones Jan 1974

The Adaptability Of Aluminum-Plate Lithography To Eastern Illinois University, Nancy Sue Jones

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.