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Author Tinglof, Elizabeth, author.
Title Polarity / by Elizabeth Tinglof.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.

 Electronic Book  N340 .Z95 2012 T56eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (iv, 13, [1] pages) : photographs.
Content Type text
still image
Format online resource
File Characteristics text file PDF
Thesis M.A. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 6).
Summary Polarity is comprised of a series of objects that functions first as a deconstructive conversation about binary oppositions (artificial versus real, structure versus chaos, repulsion versus seduction), and then becomes resolved on various levels of reconstruction. Each object begins as a performative exploration of materiality from inception to exhibition. Made from synthetic and natural materials that are subjected to unnatural and unpredictable processes, these pieces occupy the formal space of a gallery to reconsider the idea of a traditional art object; sculptures become paintings and paintings violate their pictorial space by assuming a three dimensional presence. Visual affinities to the elements in nature become catalysts to foster a dialogue of binary oppositions: ecology versus psychology, destruction versus creation, absence versus presence. This thesis includes photographs and a description of Polarity written by the artist.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on June 04, 2012).
Subject Panel painting.
Art objects.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Art.
OCLC number 847539549