Title

ROPE-A-DOPE

Date of Award

2014

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Art

First Advisor

Michael Brewster

Second Advisor

Katie Grinnan

Third Advisor

Michael Reafsnyder

Rights Information

© 2014 Gabriel L. Perez

Abstract

I create from everyday items, coming from everyday people. I do not think that what I create is too difficult for anyone to understand but I know that although I created it, it eludes me. Plastic containers, disposables, and clothing reach out to eyes that see them differently. I’m not trying to make people see things differently; I’m just trying to make you look. Call it theatrics but with a history of various performance experiences, I am not above pulling a cheap trick to get your attention. Nor will I shun the lingo and logic of decoration since I am already using its tools. The further I extend my understanding of what is art and how to make it, the more people it can reach. This may sound stupidly simple but so is connection and combination.

Link To Artist's Gallery

scholarship.claremont.edu/glperez_mfate

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