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Rui(N)Ation: Narratives Of Art And Urban Revitalization In Detroit, Jessica Ks Cappuccitti Aug 2019

Rui(N)Ation: Narratives Of Art And Urban Revitalization In Detroit, Jessica Ks Cappuccitti

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This dissertation considers the City of Detroit as a case study for analyzing the complex role that artists and art institutions are playing in the potential re-growth and revitalization of the city. I specifically look at artists and arts organizations who are working against the popular narrative of Detroit as “ruin city.” Their efforts create counter narratives that emphasize stories of survival and showcase vibrant communities. By focussing on artist-led and institutional initiatives, I emphasize the importance of art in both community and narrative-building.

This research has taken the form of a written dissertation and two adapted projects, and positions ...


The Wild Beasts, Peter Cochrane Jan 2019

The Wild Beasts, Peter Cochrane

Theses and Dissertations

The Wild Beasts springs from my desire to thank my ever-expanding queer chosen family and mentors for their strength. Working through the often violent and othering aspects of the lens and photographic histories I create floral portraits responding to each person’s being and our relationship. Using the 19th century, 8x10 large format view camera—the same used by colonialists and ethnographers to “capture” the divinity of Nature—I erect each as a traditional still life studio setup at the threshold between the natural world and that constructed by humans. These environments speak both to the character of each friend ...


Selected Curated Exhibitions And Electronic Publications, Ronald R. Geibert Nov 2018

Selected Curated Exhibitions And Electronic Publications, Ronald R. Geibert

Ronald Geibert

A collection of announcements and CD-ROM artwork from exhibitions and electronic publications curated by Ronald R. Geibert.


“After-Ozymandias”: The Colonization Of Symbols And The American Monument, H. R. Membreno-Canales May 2018

“After-Ozymandias”: The Colonization Of Symbols And The American Monument, H. R. Membreno-Canales

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

After-Ozymandias examines the visual rhetoric of American patriotism through its many symbols, including flags and monuments. My thesis project consists of photographs of empty plinths, objects, products and archival materials. Countless relics remain today memorializing leaders and empires that inevitably declined, from antiquity to modern times. Looking back at distant history feels like a luxury, though: the question for our time in America is whether we have the strength of mind as a society to scrutinize our history, warts and all.


Four Sights Of The Patient (Ophelia), Cecily Ann Fergeson May 2018

Four Sights Of The Patient (Ophelia), Cecily Ann Fergeson

Graduate School of Art Theses

I make work in a variety of media, largely dealing with the imagery and material of the human body. My current work attempts to reckon with the following subjects: a reclamation of the notion of the so-called medical gaze and its historical record in photography; the idea that receiving the medical gaze transforms patients’ bodies; the idea of illness as an uncanny and intimate experience; and, finally, the act of metaphorically retracing the body’s material journey through the medical institution as it exists today. In this text, I discuss my practice in the context of critical theory, a recent ...


In-Between: The Spaces Of Modernity, Elisa Fabris Valenti Apr 2018

In-Between: The Spaces Of Modernity, Elisa Fabris Valenti

LSU Master's Theses

During the past three years as a graduate student, I have experienced loneliness. Having recently emigrated from Italy, I have often asked myself why I am experiencing such hard times adjusting to a different country. My thesis explores this question. Referring to Marc Augé’s idea of non-place, I have chosen a geographical and spatial starting point to approach my work. Italian cities are built around the central piazza where social, political, and economic life revolves. In my thesis, I depict American spaces that lack specific location and create solitude within the urban corridors. Private feelings, such as loneliness, are ...


Selected Curated Exhibitions And Electronic Publications, Ronald R. Geibert Jan 2018

Selected Curated Exhibitions And Electronic Publications, Ronald R. Geibert

Art and Art History Faculty Publications

A collection of announcements and CD-ROM artwork from exhibitions and electronic publications curated by Ronald R. Geibert.


The Visual Memoir Project: Searching For An Art Of Memory, Blake Smith Dec 2015

The Visual Memoir Project: Searching For An Art Of Memory, Blake Smith

Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers in Art Education

This essay describes an in-progress arts-based dissertation project that attempts “visual life writing” (Sinner & Owen, 2011) as photographic memoir. Spanning several years to date, the series addresses the idea of visually archiving the self through an everyday photographic ritual. Ruminations on loss, presence/absence, and the passage of time are given creative and emotional consideration from behind the camera. Through narrative reflections on my experiences as an artist, teacher, and researcher, the process of art-making is brought alongside the images themselves. Drawing as its subject matter selected scenes, encounters, and objects from everyday life, I share how the project came ...


Vr In Vr: Capture And Display Of Virtual Reality Photospheres In A Visual Resources Context, Alex Nichols Dec 2015

Vr In Vr: Capture And Display Of Virtual Reality Photospheres In A Visual Resources Context, Alex Nichols

VRA Bulletin

At Michigan State, we have begun investigating some possibilities for creating and displaying photospheres in art history courses. Virtual reality-style presentation is particularly appealing for teaching architecture, archaeological sites, and other large, complex works that benefit from a spatial understanding that is otherwise difficult to communicate effectively when actual travel is not an option. Our pedagogical experiments are at a very early stage at this point, but the following report seeks to summarize and recommend various technical approaches to the tasks of creating and displaying virtual reality content in the context of visual resources.


The Misconception Of Knowing, The Invention Of Time; Curiosities & Introspections Of Vernacular Photography, Patricia D. Drummond May 2015

The Misconception Of Knowing, The Invention Of Time; Curiosities & Introspections Of Vernacular Photography, Patricia D. Drummond

Masters Theses

The Misconception of Knowing, the Invention of Time; Curiosities & Introspections of Vernacular Photography is a body of work that combines photography, artist books, and alternative processes in a series of pieces that explore the synergy between the act of creating vernacular or common photography, the photograph in its many forms, and the interaction with the photographic image at all the stages of its existence. It also exists in conjunction with this written monograph, which supports and gives insight into the work. Through the use of poems, sketchbook musings, the history of photography, critical theory and social norms within photography, I ...


Constructing The Home Space: Reclaiming The Orientalist Image In Contemporary Mena Art, Sarah Mary Zankowski Jan 2015

Constructing The Home Space: Reclaiming The Orientalist Image In Contemporary Mena Art, Sarah Mary Zankowski

Art History Theses & Dissertations

This project will investigate how home and identity is constructed in the works of artists who operate from within and outside of the MENA world in various states of exile. By looking at the tropes established in Orientalist photography, this project seeks to examine a connective thread between nineteenth-century Orientalist photography of the Middle East and North Africa and the works by contemporary photographic and video artists from the MENA world within the past ten years. The master narrative created in these nineteenth-century photographs, implying that the Middle East and North Africa is a homogenous location marked by ruined vacant ...


The Fragile Bee: Nancy Macko At Moah, Kathleen Stewart Howe, Carole Ann Klonarides, Stephen Nowlin, Nancy Macko Jan 2015

The Fragile Bee: Nancy Macko At Moah, Kathleen Stewart Howe, Carole Ann Klonarides, Stephen Nowlin, Nancy Macko

Pomona Faculty Books

“The Fragile Bee” was exhibited at the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, CA and is an outcry to the plight of the bees in relationship to the environment. This accompanying catalog critically examines the work in the exhibition beginning with a foreword by Andi Campognone, museum manager and curator at MOAH. Artist Nancy Macko established a garden for native bee-attracting plants in order to document them throughout the year. The resulting series of photographs, "Botanical Portraits", are the subject of the essay by museum director Kathleen Stewart Howe. Contemporary art writer and curator Carole Ann Klonarides writes in ...


Vija Celmins At The Hammer Museum, Micol Hebron Jul 2007

Vija Celmins At The Hammer Museum, Micol Hebron

Art Faculty Articles and Research

This article focuses on Vija Celmins drawings and photography that deals with the theme of finding one's place in the universe.


Dark Skate, Lia Halloran Jan 2007

Dark Skate, Lia Halloran

Art Faculty Creative Works – Exhibitions

"The ten photographs on view were taken at night in various Los Angeles locations ranging from spaces appropriated by skateboarders, such as the Los Angeles River, to skate parks and backyard ramps.

The works blur the boundaries of photography and become self-portraits and drawings as well as records of performances. Light is used to form the drawing line while HALLORAN skateboards at night through different venues. The resulting images are each a trajectory of the artist’s movements over time. The photographs pair urban environments with lines of light which behave as physical objects or break apart into flurries of ...


Offset Magazine, Students Of Risd Mar 1997

Offset Magazine, Students Of Risd

All Student Newspapers

Offset magazine had a single issue published on March 1, 1997. It was an art zine with photographs, drawings and literature created by RISD students.


Mixed Media May 20, 1996, Students Of Risd May 1996

Mixed Media May 20, 1996, Students Of Risd

All Student Newspapers

Mixed Media began as the student publication Your Name Here. The May 20, 1996 issue includes articles, poems, drawings, student events, photos, film stills and comics. Also a calendar of events including Commencement and campus activities for RISD students are in this issue.


Mixed Media April 22, 1996, Students Of Risd Apr 1996

Mixed Media April 22, 1996, Students Of Risd

All Student Newspapers

Mixed Media began as the student publication Your Name Here. The April 22, 1996 issue includes an article about diversity at RISD. Also included are poems, drawings, photographs, comics and letters to the editor.


Your Name Here April 8, 1996, Students Of Risd Apr 1996

Your Name Here April 8, 1996, Students Of Risd

All Student Newspapers

Your Name Here was a student publication begun in the spring of 1996. The April 8, 1996 issue includes an article about the location of RISD Commencement. Also included are recipes, poems, photographs and comics and a contest to name the student newspaper.


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 43, No. 3, Thomas E. Gallagher Jr., Elaine Mercer, Kenneth E. Kopecky, Eric O. Hoiberg, Gertrude E. Huntington, Marilyn E. Lehman, Samuel S. Stoltzfus, William B. Fetterman, Bernadette L. Hutchison, John W. Friesen Apr 1994

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 43, No. 3, Thomas E. Gallagher Jr., Elaine Mercer, Kenneth E. Kopecky, Eric O. Hoiberg, Gertrude E. Huntington, Marilyn E. Lehman, Samuel S. Stoltzfus, William B. Fetterman, Bernadette L. Hutchison, John W. Friesen

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• The Old Order Amish
• Amish Quilts: Creativity Supported by Rules and Traditions
• Conflict: A Mainspring of Amish Society
• Occupational Opportunities for Old Order Amish Women
• The Amish Taboo on Photography: Its Historical and Social Significance
• Our Changing Amish Church District
• Images of the Amish on Stage and Film
• Amish Gardens: A Symbol of Identity
• The Myth of the Ideal Folk Society Versus the Reality of Amish Life


Incorporated Press, Inc. April 6, 1979, Students Of Risd Apr 1979

Incorporated Press, Inc. April 6, 1979, Students Of Risd

All Student Newspapers

Incorporated Press, Inc. was a student publication released biweekly beginning in 1979. The issue of April 6-May 3, 1979 includes articles about the possibility of a RISD faculty strike, which did not happen. Also mentioned was the problem of information about events being hidden from students. Poems, photographs and drawings are also in this issue.


Incorporated Press, Inc. March 6, 1979, Students Of Risd Mar 1979

Incorporated Press, Inc. March 6, 1979, Students Of Risd

All Student Newspapers

Incorporated Press, Inc. was a student publication released biweekly beginning in 1979. The issue of March 6, 1979 includes articles about the RISD faculty union negotiations. A distinguished author series took place at RISD also. Drawings, poems and short essays were also featured. Events at RISD and the Providence area were also mentioned.


Incorporated Press, Inc. February 12, 1979, Students Of Risd Feb 1979

Incorporated Press, Inc. February 12, 1979, Students Of Risd

All Student Newspapers

Incorporated Press, Inc. was a student publication released biweekly beginning in 1979. The issue of February 12, 1979 includes photographs from Tennessee and Alabama by Clifton Meador, RISD photo student. Also photos from Rome are also included. Articles about the RISD faculty union negotiations and possible strike are included. Events are listed that took place on the RISD campus and the Providence area.


Incorporated Press, Inc. December 11, 1978, Students Of Risd Dec 1978

Incorporated Press, Inc. December 11, 1978, Students Of Risd

All Student Newspapers

Incorporated Press, Inc. was a student publication released biweekly beginning in 1978. This issue from December 11, 1978 featured essays about art exhibitions, departmental news, a student meeting with RISD president Lee Hall, and female student safety. Also included are photos, comic strips, events on the RISD campus and the Providence area.


Express-O January 31, 1975, Students Of Risd Jan 1975

Express-O January 31, 1975, Students Of Risd

All Student Newspapers

Express-O was a short-lived student newspaper published in early 1975. The issue of January 31, 1975 included an article about the Centennial building (Bank building) on the RISD campus with architect Ben Thompson. There also was an interview with Marian Marzyniski, a film review, and events listed on the RISD campus and the Providence area. Art exhibitions and attractions in New York City and Boston were also listed.


Risd Press November 22, 1974, Students Of Risd Nov 1974

Risd Press November 22, 1974, Students Of Risd

All Student Newspapers

RISD press was a student newspaper published weekly in the early 1970s, a self-described attempt at consolidating into one digestible pile all the information outlets of the school, including the previous student newspaper, Montage. The issue of November 22, 1974 included an interview with Murray Danforth, Jr. treasurer of the RISD Corporation and a member of the RISD Board of Trustees. The Centennial building project was discussed. This issue also includes an article about the RISD Art History department and notes from the RISD student board meeting. Record and film reviews were also mentioned. Event listings on the RISD campus ...


Risd Press September 27, 1974, Students Of Risd Sep 1974

Risd Press September 27, 1974, Students Of Risd

All Student Newspapers

RISD press was a student newspaper published weekly in the early 1970s, a self-described attempt at consolidating all the information outlets of the school, including the previous student newspaper, Montage. The issue of September 27, 1974 had an article about the RISD Building Study report that took place in the summer. Also the RISD student board meeting for the activities budget outline was in this issue. Information about student health services, ads, classifieds, events listed for RISD students were mentioned.


Risd Press March 15, 1974, Students Of Risd Mar 1974

Risd Press March 15, 1974, Students Of Risd

All Student Newspapers

RISD press was a student newspaper published weekly in the early 1970s, a self-described attempt at consolidating all the information outlets of the school, including the previous student newspaper, Montage. The March 15, 1974 issue had an article about sports at RISD, a letter to the RISD building committee from RISD architecture students, and an article about a quilt lecture with Jonathan Holstein. There also was an article about the Women in Wintersession class in New York City. Poems, comics, ads, classifieds, and events for RISD students were also included.


Risd Press March 8, 1974, Students Of Risd Mar 1974

Risd Press March 8, 1974, Students Of Risd

All Student Newspapers

RISD press was a student newspaper published weekly in the early 1970s, a self-described attempt at consolidating all the information outlets of the school, including the previous student newspaper, Montage. The issue of March 8, 1974 has an essay about Painting at RISD, and an article about drawing at RISD. Also included was an article about the RISD student board meeting of March 4, 1974 which mentioned meeting with faculty and the upcoming Red Ball. Summer studies abroad, recipes, and events for RISD students were also included.


Risd Press February 22, 1974, Students Of Risd Feb 1974

Risd Press February 22, 1974, Students Of Risd

All Student Newspapers

RISD press was a student newspaper published weekly in the early 1970s, a self-described attempt at consolidating all the information outlets of the school, including the previous student newspaper, Montage. The issue of February 22, 1974 includes an article about the RISD faculty and the steps to start a faculty union. There also was an essay and photos about parties entitled RISD after Dark. Recipes, comic strips, and events for RISD students were included.


Risd Press December 14, 1973, Students Of Risd Dec 1973

Risd Press December 14, 1973, Students Of Risd

All Student Newspapers

RISD press was a student newspaper published weekly in the early 1970s, a self-described attempt at consolidating all the information outlets of the school, including the previous student newspaper, Montage. The issue of December 14, 1974 had an article about curriculum reform, an exhibition at Woods-Gerry and an essay about four photographs. Also included was an article about the Sculpture and Ceramic departments. A recipe, comics, letters to the editor and events for RISD students were also mentioned.