Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Art and Design
Anthony Craig Drennen
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.
Peterson, Lauren Michelle, "on Remaining." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2015.