Date of Award

Spring 5-30-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Painting

First Advisor

Craig Taylor

Second Advisor

Jackie Gendel

Third Advisor

Roger White

Abstract

The body of work I have created since beginning my MFA has been informed and impacted by my research into various inter-connected subject matters: subcultural spaces, the behaviours of crowds, micro and macro and territories and systems. These have been the philosophical and conceptual rationale of my studio practice. Meditation on these concepts is an important part in the preliminary stages of my process and the praxis of my studio work has been to interpret and implement these ideas. In many ways, this process suggests its own direction. I had no exact endpoint in mind but wanted to be driven and led by the process and the cyclical examination of ideas and expression of said ideas in paint and other experimental methods. Through the interdisciplinary scientific research, formal methodologies detailed in this document, and looking at how other artists integrate, apply, and present their work, I have followed a path both intuitive and logical. I am fascinated if chance and intention can strike a balance to form a visual vocabulary that not only provokes a visceral experience but also stimulates precognitive agreement.

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