MFA exhibition

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Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Fine Arts
Department Printmaking
Creator Bench, Ryan Joe
Title MFA exhibition
Date 2017-09
Description The subject of my paper is a body of work representing my personal interpretations, experiences, memories, and processes of creating images using the mediums of printmaking, painting and drawing. The subject matter represents broad visual sketches of the landscape, not direct visual copies; but instead the landscape used as a conduit to create pieces influenced by subliminal inspiration, and the internal emotions of life experiences. The process was an important element contributing to the overall outcome of the work. The Intaglio process allowed for working and reworking the subject matter, and also for the pieces to be ever changing just as the landscape and emotions constantly change. Additionally, some printmaking processes involved quickness in rendering the subject, which, in this work, relied heavily on my memory and experience of the place at the time. The paintings followed the same creation process of the Intaglio prints in that they were re-worked in a process using speed, reliance on memory, and direct representation by revisiting the subject matter through physical interaction. Experiences, emotional effects, and the solitary feeling that my landscapes define, developed and evolved during my years of studio study. This development allowed me to narrow and refine a process through selective influences found within the landscape. I brought this thought process into the studio and produced finished works reflecting my final interpretations of these places.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Intaglio printing - Exhibitions; Landscape
Alternate Title Master of Fine Arts
Language eng
Rights Management (c) Ryan Joe Bench
Format Medium application/pdf
ARK ark:/87278/s6fj6f89
Setname ir_mfafp
Date Created 2018-01-24
Date Modified 2018-01-24
ID 1293255
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6fj6f89
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