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3 Tom Betts & ephemeral realismAs Tom Betts researches his ontology through the creative act of art a hyperrealist oil painting is produced that alludes to society's consumption of time in an age where temporal states of awareness and interaction are governed by technology. He uses the subject of a teacup, a family heirloom that ...Art/Art History2010-05-05
4 Be somewhereWhen the School of Dance welcomed me into their studios and performances, it quickly became apparent that there was an opportunity to explore the incredibly expressive movements they performed. Their manipulation of their bodies through three-dimensional space combined with the powerful live music t...Art and Art History2017-05
5 Gather-piece-stitch: the art of placePhilosopher Gaston Bachelard celebrates the "naive wonder we used to feel when we found a nest. This wonder is lasting, and today when we discover a nest it takes us back to our childhood or, rather, to a childhood; to the childhoods we should have had." I use the nest as a metaphor in my art with t...Art and Art History2016
6 Herbarium obscura: shadow of natureNature is ephemeral, fragile, and wild. Over time, we have learned to tame and control it: We grow lawns, cultivate houseplants, and manufacture synthetic facsimiles of nature for aesthetic and ornamental purposes. In this way and more, we manipulate how we experience and understand it. In my exhibi...Art/Art History2016
7 The art of staringMy Master of Fine Arts exhibition consists of six monoprints on paper, two acrylic paintings on paper, and eighteen oil and/or acrylic paintings on canvas. My goal has been to explore new ways of paint application, to further develop my skills in dealing with formal issues in painting, and to reach ...Art/Art History1996-03
8 The big unknownMy MFA experience has taught me that when I allow myself to be vulnerable to the unknown, it creates a better outcome for my work as an artist. My unknowns are based on fear of not knowing how my choices will play out, and a fear of not achieving my full potential. The unknown also represents my rel...Art/Art History2016-08
9 American landscape painting: Dutch influences in the works of Thomas Doughty, Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, George Inness, Frederick E. Church, and Albert BierstadtMany connections exist between the American artists of the Hudson River School, specifically Thomas Doughty, Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, George Inness, Frederick Church, and Albert Bierstadt, and the Dutch landscape painters of the seventeenth century. Among these connections are similarities in ...Art/Art History2007-12
10 The art world expandedThis paper explores the evolution of the concept of the art world, starting with the going-away, in order to show that effective art criticism requires knowledge of the art world. The nature of criticism implies that a critic logically identify, define and evaluate a work of art. Reasons are use...Art/Art History2008-12
11 Left behindThis project paper contains a description of the development of my thesis exhibition. The introduction covers just over a year of work on a wood construction project, research on medieval maps, and how both endeavors influenced the advancement and outcome of my paintings. The second section titled ...Art/Art History2008-08
12 ReflectionMy art is based on my life. These life experiences acquired fuel my imagery. They speak a personal language of emotions both positive and negative. Using the human figure as my subject, I look for interesting ways to capture the essence of my thoughts as I create an image. The focus is on an inn...Art/Art History2006-04
13 Simple stuff...?We are all part of the human condition that I describe as being human in a social, cultural, and personal context. To be part of this plays a part in shaping who we are. Often times we are not aware of, or have forgotten situations in our lives that have shaped us. In SIMPLE STUFF... ? I use clic...Art/Art History2010-08
14 Where things belongThe following is a written account supporting the sculptures in my MFA Thesis Exhibition. Each piece consists of ceramic objects along with ceramic containers to house such objects. These containers protect, present, and preserve the objects in an organized way. The containers are also labe...Art/Art History2006-06
15 Paper & tapeThis final project paper has two components; text and imageiy. The first component, the text, has two parts. The first part is a collection of four personal narratives written by the artist, contained in the first four chapters. The second part is a response to an assignment given in a course ca...Art/Art History2008-05
16 Constructed realities and metaphotography Gregory Crewdson's twilight seriesGregory Crewdson's Twilight (1998-2002) is a series o f photographs depicting scenes o f American suburbia embedded in psychological anxiety and uncanny undercurrents. Crewdson stages these photographs, constructing fragmented narratives evoking fantasy, magic and the supernatural, pulling fro...Art/Art History2009-12
17 Creative visions of communityWondering how to utilize my freshly issued BFA, I became captivated by the publicly accessible format of mural paintings. Always on display, murals can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless o f their age or socio-economic background. Many have become landmarks in their community, often catalysts for ne...Art/Art History2008-08
18 Surface...ingWhat happens inside our minds is often just as important as what transpires in the natural world. These private thoughts, feelings, emotions and ambitions are crucial in forming our being. Although difficult to access and sometimes accept, these fragments that make up our psyche can be contradictor...Art/Art History2010-07
19 Emanuel de Witte's market scenes reexamined: an analysis in economic studies and material cultureEmanuel de Witte (1617-1691/92) is generally considered the finest Dutch architectural painter of the seventeenth century. Scholars have focused almost exclusively on De Witte's paintings of church interiors; however, De Witte produced a number of exceptional market scenes that have gone relatively ...Art/Art History2006-12
20 100 anos: revolucion Mexicana 1910-2010 (100 years Mexican revolution 1910-2010)This is a final project paper based on the celebration of the centennial of the Mexican Revolution 1910-2010. 00 aiios, Revolution Mexicana 1910-2010 is a multimedia exhibition inspired by the celebration of the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution. The exhibition is composed of a series of magneti...Art/Art History2010-08
21 Across the RoadThe rolling foothills, rugged mountains, and sharp red rock found in the West have always held great appeal to me. I am a keen observer of the environment around me. I am con­stantly making mental notes about what is happening to the land at various times of day and at different times of year. A...Art/Art History2006-05
22 Motion picturesArt cannot be created in a bubble. Motion Pictures is no exception. This body of work is a culmination of my education, location, and personal interaction with pop culture. Without my move from Atlanta to Salt Lake City, I would not have become so obsessed with my subject matter. Without my subje...Art/Art History2006-05
23 RecollectionI would like to thank the following: my committee, Justin Diggle, Maureen O'Hara Ure, and Kaiti Slater, for their helpful criticism and advice; my fellow graduate students, especially Zuzanna Smolarkiewicz, Thomi Liebich, Meredith Prevot, and Leah Moses Gandhi, for their insight, camaraderie, and h...Art/Art History2007-08
24 Prime PropertyThis Final Project Paper is concerned with my art project Prime Property. The final exhibition of the project opened on August 24, 2007 and ran through September 14, 2007 in the Alvin Gittins Gallery of the University of Utah. In this paper, I'm attempting to shed light on my rational and intentio...Art/Art History2008-05
25 Van Chu photographic brushstrokePhotographic Brushstroke, a term that has been an oxymoron, is no longer. Being a visual artist is in many ways like being a singer, if you sound like everyone else then why even bother singing. If you go to my exhibition with a predetermination of what photography is, you will not find a single ...Art/Art History2010-05
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