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    • Time Caught by the Tail: Fast Forward: Pause 

      Erfanian, Eshrat Safavian (2014-07-09)
      This thesis examines the effect of the new technology and the virtual time on the visual language, production and consumption of image, and in particular image of alterity. By revisiting works of 1960s artists and their ...
    • Buffalo Death Mask 

      Hoolboom, Mike (2014-07-09)
      The thesis essay has arrived in six parts. It opens with a discussion of my method, and closes with a detailed look at Buffalo Death Mask, the short digital movie I made in 2013 about AIDS. In between are a pair of what ...
    • Excavating Artiface 

      Clyne, Amanda Joy (2014-07-09)
      We are all image-makers, whether in paint, pixels or persona, and every image contains a vulnerability and resistance to exposure. Inevitably, the acts of looking at and making images lead to a kind of erotic pathos. Seduced ...
    • Conditions Variable: Assemblage Theory and Systems Theory in Creative Practice 

      Ouellette, Troy David (2014-07-09)
      This dissertation will situate the twenty-first century phenomenon of Assemblage theory, which originated in the field of philosophy, within the last 100 years of creative practice. Drawing from Manuel DeLanda’s application ...
    • Of Becoming 

      Grisey, Mary Gayle (2014-07-28)
      This thesis will outline my material processes, ideas and concepts during my studies at York University’s MFA in Visual Arts. I briefly discuss weaving and women in mythology and history, and connect my work to that of ...
    • Trying Not to Die 

      Bond, Gordon William Torrance (2014-07-28)
      “Trying Not to Die” is the title of a series of paintings which are part of my Masters of Fine Arts thesis exhibition. The paintings speak directly to the work of, painter, Philip Guston. In this paper I will discuss “Trying ...
    • Way and Weighing: Abstract Painting 

      Jerome, Amelie (2014-07-28)
      The thesis Way and Weighing: Abstract Painting explores the concepts of time, place and contemporary abstract painting as experienced through my current studio practice. It reflects on the process and thought involved ...
    • "Wayfaring Line" Lines of Thought, Gesture and Time 

      Kirchner, Christina Marie (2014-07-28)
      This thesis support paper explores the role of the line in my artistic practice, and its nature and meaning within the context of my graduate work. The line is the material, pictorial and theoretical foundation for my ...
    • In Transition 

      Roglic, Milena (2014-07-28)
      Precarious circumstances within our environment galvanizes our feelings towards an uncertain and unknown future. In Transition is a series of work that responds to transitional urban landscapes that fluctuate between ...
    • Beside Oneself: Towards a Participatory Feminist Art Practice 

      Schogt, Elida (2015-01-26)
      Comprised of a research paper and the presentation of a performance, my dissertation in studio-based visual art is part of a larger discussion about the role of art and the viewer-participant within social and political ...
    • Visualization of Ethnicity: Beyond What You See 

      Pak, June Youngboon (2015-08-28)
      For my doctorate research, I am investigating discursive analyses of ethnic visibility, particularly of the hyphenated ethnic subject living in a Western society. As Rey Chow points out, becoming visible in this “post-race” ...
    • Nice to "Meet" You 

      Pantieras, Christos (2015-08-28)
      This paper accompanies the key manifestation of my research at York University: the solo thesis exhibition entitled, Nice to ‘Meet’ You, installed at Gales Gallery from March 30th to April 3rd, 2015. My research explores ...
    • Dubious Cosmology: A Photo/Sculptural Rendition of Landscape and Modern Myth 

      Morton, Ella Sharp (2015-08-28)
      Dubious Cosmology is a series of photographs and sculptures that examine the visual portrayal of landscape and science fiction in contemporary Western culture. The work considers why human beings feel the need to have a ...
    • Resistance of Hidden Voices 

      Sarchami, Anna (2015-08-28)
      Most women, in my home country, Iran, mainly from lower and middle classes, do not have the same opportunities as women here in Canada. They are struggling even in their daily lives. One of the main reasons for this resides ...
    • Re-working 

      Thomas, L. Frances (2015-08-28)
      The thesis Re-working explores the concepts of affect, constant change, the unfinished and undefined, and the ineptness of representation. It is a reflection and contemplation on the ontology of painting and the ongoing ...
    • Encountering This: Orange Peel and Onion Skin 

      Culver, Ashley Diana (2015-08-28)
      Attention with care given to the other is at the core of my practice. Encountering This; Orange Peel and Onion Skin contains accounts of encounters with this and considers my relationship and understanding of this. This ...
    • Cut Twice: Experiments in Kinetic, Interactive Sculpture 

      Houston, Rebecca Jane (2015-08-28)
      This thesis support paper is an exploration of the process, creative influences and philosophical framework surrounding the creation of the body of work contained in the art exhibition “Cut Twice” (Gales Gallery, May 4-9, ...
    • Body, Mat, Mark-Making 

      Harber, Scott (2015-08-28)
      I explore painting and drawing through a binding of its performative activity with the practice of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Constraints are put in place to impose constant and abrupt switching between mark-making and grappling ...
    • Rhythm and the Monstrous: A Diary Manifesto for Oil Painters 

      Wing-Hann Wong, Amy (2015-08-28)
      The invisible threads that form identity politics are especially messy today. Through the lens of a transnational/intersectional/feminist sensibility, my thesis paper and body of work weaves influences from both visual ...
    • Other Self 

      MacKinnon, Michelle Leah (2015-08-28)
      The works created for the thesis exhibition Other Self depict not only the likeness of family members, but also the essence of the relationship between the model and artist. Through portraiture, I explore the stylistic ...

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