Title

on Remaining

Date of Award

Spring 5-9-2015

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Art and Design

First Advisor

Anthony Craig Drennen

Second Advisor

Craig Dongoski

Third Advisor

Pamela Longobardi

Fourth Advisor

Matthew Sugarman

Fifth Advisor

Faith McClure

Abstract

on Remaining demonstrates how rational systems of value disrupt pursuit of intrinsic value, and how my work may provide a different way of seeing everyday objects within these systems. The accompanying installation of discrete structures accumulated from used disposables, trash, and residuals (all of which have no discernable worth) function as components of an aesthetic system. Removing the residual object from its depreciated state as garbage into an alternative ontology generates potential value, new relationships, and purposes. In on Remaining, residuals resolve into artifacts of my intuitive processes, revealing play between my own subjectivity and the value of physical materiality obscured by consumerist signifiers.

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