Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Modus operandi
by Flick, Jeremy Joseph, M.F.A., University of Maryland, College Park, 2009, 32; 1467703
Abstract (Summary)

"Modus Operandi" is a presentation of the resulting images and artifacts premised on the artistic investigation of the found patterns of tinted security envelopes. The works included in the exhibition engage a theoretical dialogue, representing an awareness of the language of abstract painting and offer some possibilities of its future recalling that "painting is more than an act of remembering the conditions of daily experience; it is an exercise in looking; a subject in itself" (Grabner 25).

Based upon serial strategies and procedures, the individual works of art included in the exhibition, along with this and any other supporting documentation, are sub-divisions, which collectively offer a broader understanding that through investigating the whole of visual culture, even the most banal or trivial, and the most marginalized patterns and decorative motifs can become symbolically, even poetically, vested with meaning.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Gavin, Dawn
Commitee: Brandon, Morse, Justin, Strom, Patrick, Craig, W.C., Richardson
School: University of Maryland, College Park
Department: Art
School Location: United States -- Maryland
Source: MAI 47/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Fine arts
Keywords:
Publication Number: 1467703
ISBN: 9781109303179
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