This thesis is an extended artist statement that focuses on a selection of paintings and drawings created within the Master of Fine Arts program at The George Washington University. These recent paintings are concerned with overwhelming fears of the unknown future or the evolving constructions of social control, such as surveillance. In order to resist persistent doubt or apprehension within monitored public space, these works encourage viewers to be attentive to present social space, and to evaluate the unspoken dialogue and tension that exists between private and public consciousness. These private moments of personal thought or mental isolation, within familiar spaces, provide significant opportunities for self-reflection as they grant the possibility of temporary mental escape in communal spaces. In the presented works, the compositions often provide close-up views of industrial objects and systems that assist in the creation and function of certain places. The forgotten complexity involved within our familiar environment confronts the viewer, proposing a reexamination of the simultaneity of our physical and mental systems, as their interdependency is both constant and unavoidable.
|Advisor:||Brown, Thom, Obler, Bibi|
|School:||The George Washington University|
|Department:||Fine Arts and Art History|
|School Location:||United States -- District of Columbia|
|Source:||MAI 48/05M, Masters Abstracts International|
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