Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Furnishing Gender
by Ott, Katie E., M.F.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2019, 44; 13857676
Abstract (Summary)

Furnishing Gender is a collection of furniture and objects of the home that have been deliberately altered to explore and expose pervasive aspects of toxic masculinity. The work within examines aspects of rape culture, queer culture, and hetero-normal constructs that link our realities to the lies of masculinity and gender difference. It is my intent that the viewer become uncomfortable and my hope that they not shy away from this discomfort, but accept the exhibition’s challenge to be vulnerable, genuine, and to engage in conversations that confront the conventions of traditional gender roles and biases.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Harrington, BA
Commitee: Derry, Sean, Massey, Sharon
School: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Department: Art
School Location: United States -- Pennsylvania
Source: MAI 58/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Fine arts, Womens studies
Keywords: Furniture, Gender, Masculinity, Rape, Toxic, Woodworking
Publication Number: 13857676
ISBN: 978-1-392-12032-3
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