Title

Transmogrify

Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2019

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

Art and Visual Culture

Major

Integrated Visual Arts

First Advisor

Barbara . Walton

Abstract

The exhibition Transmogrify was displayed at the Design on Main from October 29th 2019 until November 9th 2019. The show included four larger paintings on unstretched canvas that were tacked to the walls. There were also over a dozen paintings on stretched canvas, some as individual pieces but several grouped together as triptychs. The subject matter of the work largely centered around natural world objects like trees and insects, but also included several portrait pieces as well. Virtually all the works were heavily stylized in a graphical manner using calligraphic lines typically displayed as black paint markings. This stylistic approach tied into the titular theme of the show, in that all of the subjects were subtly or drastically transformed from what they might appear to be. What might seem to be a portrait at first glance actually was composed of many discrete objects.

Copyright Owner

Dan Johnson

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

27 pages

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Fine Arts Commons

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