Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
© 2012 Anna K. Nieman
The art is more of an event than a discrete object. The gallery is a set. It is one large piece, not a collection of sculptures. It’s very clear what is going on but the connections are vague and misleading.The room feels smaller but the projections feel expansive. The images have been recorded and re-cut and copied so many times that it’s barely a film. It becomes just a shifting image. An intoxicating scent fills the room. It’s a bit of a spectacle. The moment is memorable but in a deceiving kind of way. The piece is most effective as a tall tale. It existed at one point but as the story goes on the fish gets bigger and bigger.
Nieman, Anna K., "Don't Mess with Magic" (2012). CGU MFA Theses. 52.