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Over Certain Undecidedness These Heartstring Intimations, Martha Hemingway May 2019

Over Certain Undecidedness These Heartstring Intimations, Martha Hemingway

Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current

over certain undecidedness these heartstring intimations is the culmination of a two-year-long abstracted cycle of textured conversation, internal eye contact, and endless playlist-making. Hemingway’s work is based in process-oriented reflections on habitual behavior, manifestation of sentiment, and sense of self. Her paintings draw inspiration from the ways in which we approach and avoid our internal and external routines – how degrees of our subconscious considerations affect how we extend ourselves to others. Individual auditory preferences of different colliding souls have carved a space for her in a language of empathetic abstraction – attempting to elaborate the curious beauty and pain of ...


Painting Down, Claire Stankus Mar 2019

Painting Down, Claire Stankus

MFA Statements

No abstract provided.


A Document That Transcends Itself: Between Abstraction And Reality, Seth Lewis May 2018

A Document That Transcends Itself: Between Abstraction And Reality, Seth Lewis

Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Papers

In A Document that Transcends Itself: Between Abstraction and Reality, I first present a historical analysis of photography that complicates traditional assumptions of how photographs operate in the world. Rather than functioning as merely an objective record, the photograph takes on a dual status as both a document and an abstraction from reality. The photograph’s ability to selectively decontextualize the origins from which it came from and present itself as something other than what it simply records becomes the core of my artistic practice. This paper will also discuss my conceptual investigations into how we perceive photographs when they ...


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 ...


Wrap Your Arms Around Me, Frederick Lightfoot Bayne Jan 2018

Wrap Your Arms Around Me, Frederick Lightfoot Bayne

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Most of the personal themes in this project are not things I am comfortable with expressing verbally or textually. The reason they came out in this body of work is because it how I found myself comfortably addressing them. I can acknowledge that I was working through frustration, pain, and confusion related to my body and relationship to other bodies. Being a private person, however, I am far more interested in people approaching this work with their own narratives and associations than using it to get a glimpse into my own personal struggles. While visually and thematically the work can ...


"Some Kinda Alchemy", Chelsea Boxwell Nov 2017

"Some Kinda Alchemy", Chelsea Boxwell

CGU MFA Theses

Multiple pieces and paintings come together in “Some kinda Alchemy” to create one large-scale painting environment that increases your interaction and perception of two- dimensional painting. The sculptural aspect is solely a means to an end, to allow the viewer to see more. I want everyone to see as much as possible- as much of the physical painting as possible and as much of the process and actions as possible. There’s more than just a front and 4 sides to my paintings. This structure also inhabits the space the way it does in order to direct you all the ...


Everything, Everything Seemed Once-Upon-A-Time, Denisse Leung Liu May 2017

Everything, Everything Seemed Once-Upon-A-Time, Denisse Leung Liu

CGU MFA Theses

The pleasant feeling of being relaxed is what I want the viewer to feel with my work. The art I make is the source of peacefulness and tranquility I treasure, in a way that there is tranquility and absence of noise, yet it whispers quietly to the viewer.


Trauma And Recovery: A Confessional Process, Mia Siracusa Jan 2017

Trauma And Recovery: A Confessional Process, Mia Siracusa

Scripps Senior Theses

This paper is about a confessional painting series, which appropriates Abstract Expressionist techniques, and is on geometric canvas reliefs. The main focus through out the series is the process of my recovery from a traumatic event and the process of the creation of a language through abstraction.


Sharon Si-Chen Ye Artist Statement, Si-Chen Ye May 2016

Sharon Si-Chen Ye Artist Statement, Si-Chen Ye

CGU MFA Theses

Everyone is a separate individual. When individuals become aware that they are alone in this world, they can spend more time getting along with themselves and listening to the voice coming from the depths of their heart. This is the main idea of my works. I want to build a silent world with many creatures to make people feel and know that they are alone without feeling lonely.


Unfettered, Doraelia Ruiz May 2016

Unfettered, Doraelia Ruiz

CGU MFA Theses

My life has been built on high wire tensions between the two vastly different worlds I live between. I live somewhere between illusions of minority success and harsh realities of not having a trust-fund in an elite world. I’m neither here nor there. Painting is my one refuge where I can combine the vastly different worlds I exist in and between. My works are the only semblance of a home that doesn’t vanish .


James Kao Interview, Alice Haller Apr 2016

James Kao Interview, Alice Haller

Asian American Art Oral History Project

Artist Bio: James Kao was born and raised in Houston, Texas. After studying philosophy and focusing on the texts of Ludwig Wittgenstein at the University of Chicago, he worked as a bakery buyer for a specialty foods retail chain in Southern California. In 2001, James forwent his corporate career and returned to Chicago to take classes at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he received an MFA from the Painting and Drawing Department. He is Assistant Professor of Art at Aurora University in Aurora, IL, and is co-founder and co-director of 4th Ward Project Space in ...


The Room Without A View, Antione L. Leonard Nov 2015

The Room Without A View, Antione L. Leonard

CGU MFA Theses

My work excites conversation about the creation of aesthetic sensations on the human eye while confronting ideas about the pervasive effects of beauty on the mind, body, and emotional sensitivities. Imagination is integral to my work, both in terms of how I make paintings and how they demand to be seen by viewers. I create individuality with the use of an anti-institutional spray paint next to institutional oil paint. I search my everyday lived experiences to find information that has been taken for granted to enhance my art, through natural behaviors within and outside of my studio environment, physically drawing ...


By Reason Of Maternal Duties, Gretchen Batcheller Jun 2014

By Reason Of Maternal Duties, Gretchen Batcheller

Gretchen D Batcheller

Oil on canvas, 60x72 inches Artist's Statement: I am a woman, a spouse, a friend, a visual artist, a scholar, and a teacher created in the image of the triune God. I am forgiven and have a lifelong and prayerful relationship with Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. I am a fallible, broken, redeemed child of God. I hold that human relationships are bound together by the Holy Spirit, through risk-taking in conversation and in endeavor. Faith is the foundation of who I am, and thereby, what I do. I hold that the visual arts tap ...


Independent, Vocal, Opinionated, Gretchen Batcheller Jun 2014

Independent, Vocal, Opinionated, Gretchen Batcheller

Gretchen D Batcheller

Oil on canvas, 48x48 inches

Artist's Statement:

I am a woman, a spouse, a friend, a visual artist, a scholar, and a teacher created in the image of the triune God. I am forgiven and have a lifelong and prayerful relationship with Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. I am a fallible, broken, redeemed child of God. I hold that human relationships are bound together by the Holy Spirit, through risk-taking in conversation and in endeavor. Faith is the foundation of who I am, and thereby, what I do.

I hold that the visual arts tap ...


Inner Discourse About Shortcomings, Gretchen Batcheller Jun 2014

Inner Discourse About Shortcomings, Gretchen Batcheller

Gretchen D Batcheller

Oil and acrylic on canvas, 12x12 inches

Artist's Statement:

I am a woman, a spouse, a friend, a visual artist, a scholar, and a teacher created in the image of the triune God. I am forgiven and have a lifelong and prayerful relationship with Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. I am a fallible, broken, redeemed child of God. I hold that human relationships are bound together by the Holy Spirit, through risk-taking in conversation and in endeavor. Faith is the foundation of who I am, and thereby, what I do.

I hold that the visual ...


Length And Duration Of This Process, Gretchen Batcheller Jun 2014

Length And Duration Of This Process, Gretchen Batcheller

Gretchen D Batcheller

Oil and acrylic on canvas, 12x12 inches

Artist's Statement:

I am a woman, a spouse, a friend, a visual artist, a scholar, and a teacher created in the image of the triune God. I am forgiven and have a lifelong and prayerful relationship with Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. I am a fallible, broken, redeemed child of God. I hold that human relationships are bound together by the Holy Spirit, through risk-taking in conversation and in endeavor. Faith is the foundation of who I am, and thereby, what I do.

I hold that the visual ...


Husbands And Wives May Sit Together, Gretchen Batcheller Jun 2014

Husbands And Wives May Sit Together, Gretchen Batcheller

Gretchen D Batcheller

Oil on canvas, 40x30 inches

Artist's Statement:

I am a woman, a spouse, a friend, a visual artist, a scholar, and a teacher created in the image of the triune God. I am forgiven and have a lifelong and prayerful relationship with Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. I am a fallible, broken, redeemed child of God. I hold that human relationships are bound together by the Holy Spirit, through risk-taking in conversation and in endeavor. Faith is the foundation of who I am, and thereby, what I do.

I hold that the visual arts tap ...


All The Things Left Unsaid, Philip Kim Jan 2014

All The Things Left Unsaid, Philip Kim

CGU MFA Theses

I search in my paintings a state of constant glide; meditational state by flooding my senses as my eyes wander from scene to scene onto a daze of perpetual visual stimuli.

They are the frozen amalgamation of its transient state – A crosscut of fog condensing into honey. And the burning shadows of a golden hour vaporizing into electric haze. I try to keep the image in perpetual limbo, confused by their nature, wondering if they will be pickled in the vinegar of the web as digital ghosts or finally disintegrate from being a substance. I want to capture in paint ...


Rope-A-Dope, Gabriel L. Perez Jan 2014

Rope-A-Dope, Gabriel L. Perez

CGU MFA Theses

I create from everyday items, coming from everyday people. I do not think that what I create is too difficult for anyone to understand but I know that although I created it, it eludes me. Plastic containers, disposables, and clothing reach out to eyes that see them differently. I’m not trying to make people see things differently; I’m just trying to make you look. Call it theatrics but with a history of various performance experiences, I am not above pulling a cheap trick to get your attention. Nor will I shun the lingo and logic of decoration since ...


Indefinability2013c.E., Clayton T. Ehman Dec 2013

Indefinability2013c.E., Clayton T. Ehman

CGU MFA Theses

I am a multidisciplinary artist; because I am committed to art that engages a broad array of subjects and ideas. This is reflected in my works which consist of diverse mediums and processes including graphic design, digital imagery, printmaking, painting, sculpting, poetry, song composition, clothing, website design, drawing, video, lighting, installation art, abstract art, Op art, conceptual art, political art, black light art, maximalist art, and various combinations of these.


Kind Of Blue Artist's Statement, Leslie Love Stone Apr 2013

Kind Of Blue Artist's Statement, Leslie Love Stone

CGU MFA Theses

Leslie Love Stone is a conceptual painter whose work often focuses on the models we build to make sense of the world and ourselves. The beauty of order is exemplified through the geometric abstraction of statistical information; complicated content is eloquently transparent with her use of negative space, repeating patterns, and color.


Pieces: Form And Ephemera, Louise Cooper Smith Jan 2013

Pieces: Form And Ephemera, Louise Cooper Smith

Senior Projects Spring 2013

As with anybody, I am not a singular self but one constructed of ever-shifting parts. This constant state of flux is expressed in the play of paint and canvas, lending the act a seriousness wherein images and ideas emerge and co-exist. I do not know what will happen in advance and finish at the same speed that I start so that there is no precious moment. The object is always in a state of transformation. A story or specific narrative is secondary to the need to leave a trace. At times, the image is completely external from me. My work ...


Falling Into Place (Land/Mark Exhibit), Gretchen Batcheller Dec 2012

Falling Into Place (Land/Mark Exhibit), Gretchen Batcheller

Gretchen D Batcheller

Land/Mark is a faculty exhibition featuring paintings and sculpture by Pepperdine University Art Department faculty members Gretchen Batcheller and Ty Pownall. Each artist's work represents visual and spatial links to experiences that explore the balance between place, locality, time, context, and space. The exhibit was on display in Pepperdine's Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art in Malibu, California, December 3-13, 2013.


Being-There, Atilio A. Pernisco May 2012

Being-There, Atilio A. Pernisco

CGU MFA Theses

I blend figures with backgrounds to define pensive areas of focus and delve between figuration and abstraction. These paintings connect the viewer with the strangeness of the ordinary world. This is the moment of unconsciousness. It is then where elements of a narrative emerge. I depict the figure in movements of awkwardness. Images of the familiar environments of children involved in some kind of work-play activity, the inheritors of generational trauma, reoccur in my work--a parade of daydreamers in direction to witness the uncertain.


The Darkness Is Passing, Grace Heeeun Park May 2012

The Darkness Is Passing, Grace Heeeun Park

CGU MFA Theses

My work is about the interplay of light, darkness and space. I express illumination of space and penetrating light with abstract painting. I use the white of canvas and thick application of black paint to create frames and to break rules of defined dimensions. Through my paintings, I challenge the perception of space and question the boundaries between two and three dimensions.


Transcendent Materiality, Lauren E. Mabry Apr 2012

Transcendent Materiality, Lauren E. Mabry

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

I make painterly, abstract, ceramic objects. My obsession with surface and materiality compels me to investigate the relationship between images and objects through the inherent qualities of ceramic material. Primarily my work communicates directly, through its formal and aesthetic qualities, but it may also be understood in relationship to abstract painting, minimal work, and process art. I exploit the intrinsic qualities of ceramic material producing works that are warm, seductive, and surprising. Ultimately, my work is a synthesis of intuitive, expressive surfaces and elemental forms.

In this body of work there are two main forms: cylinders and curved planes- as ...


Spatial Phases, Eric Schott Apr 2012

Spatial Phases, Eric Schott

CGU MFA Theses

No abstract provided.


The Patrimony Corrupted: Artwork Concerning The Reconsideration Of The Role Of Men, Wright State University Art Galleries Jan 1999

The Patrimony Corrupted: Artwork Concerning The Reconsideration Of The Role Of Men, Wright State University Art Galleries

Exhibition and Program Catalogs

This catalog features of work from an exhibition of male artists including Scott Anderson, Joseph Dal Pra, Jed Jackson, and more. The Patrimony Corrupted exhibition was held at Wright State University Art Galleries from January 5 through 31, 1999.


Roberley Bell The Site Of Memory, Wright State University Art Galleries Jan 1996

Roberley Bell The Site Of Memory, Wright State University Art Galleries

Exhibition and Program Catalogs

This catalog features exhibition of work by Roberley Bell. The Site of Memory was held at the University Art Galleries, Wright State University from January 2 through 28, 1996.


Women's Rites Of Passage: Telling The Story, Wright State University Art Galleries Apr 1995

Women's Rites Of Passage: Telling The Story, Wright State University Art Galleries

Exhibition and Program Catalogs

This catalog features work from an exhibition of female artists Kathleen Browne, Robin Taffler, Gail Rebhan, and more. The Women's Rite of Passage exhibition was held at Wright State University Art Galleries from April 4 through May 14, 1995.