Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
In this thesis I will discuss ideas of place, space and repurposing as they relate to my paintings. By tying these ideas back to specific hometown sites, I will trace the evolution of ideas back to their genesis to provide context for the aesthetics of the work. I reference the texts of Robert Smithson and Tim Cresswell, who wrote about transitive notions of place, as well as David Joselit, who’s “Painting Beside Itself” essay focused on painters concerned with the question of how painting enters a network. I hope to use these texts, in conjunction with personal descriptions of sites in Akron, to help articulate conceptions of the liminal or intermediary space I am after in my paintings and how they relate to contemporary life.
Prebonick, Nathan, "Where we are : where we thought we were going" (2019). Masters Theses. 349.
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