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dc.contributor.advisorRice, Thomas, 1960-
dc.contributor.authorGallagher, Aileen
dc.description27 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe artist writes “Physicality: The distinction between a body and a person lacks clear boundaries, despite advancements in fields such as biology, psychology, and philosophy. At what point does a body become a person and vice versa? How might the skin surface give insight into the flesh and person within? How do the two constrain or shape each other? I explore these questions with eight large-scale paintings depicting the evolution of form. Human body parts, more specifically the parts that interact the most with the environment, materialize out of nebulous smears of paint. By varying the degree of solidification, these pieces hint at the gradual construction or deconstruction of the human form, leading one to wonder what the final result might be. Using my own hands to work with the paint, I consider how much of this mark making is the result of my choosing and how much is the result of the way my physical form interacts with the paint.”en_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Art Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder. All rights reserved.
dc.titlePhysicality : Senior Individualized Projecten_US

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