Event Title

Painting: Proximity and Reach

Location

CSU 203

Start Date

9-4-2012 10:00 AM

End Date

9-4-2012 11:00 AM

Student's Major

Art

Student's College

Arts and Humanities

Mentor's Name

Brian Frink

Mentor's Department

Art

Mentor's College

Arts and Humanities

Description

Most paintings have a preferred viewing distance on average from 3 to 15 feet and directly in front of the painting; I call this the “reach”. In this series of paintings I explore the physical reach a painting has with its viewer. My intention with this series of works is to expand the paintings reach to further encapsulate the viewer literally and as usual, cognitively. I have done this by allowing works to communicate directly with one another, sometimes across spaces on the wall or floor and sometimes even across a room. The proximity, imagery, color and composition allow the viewer to easily distinguish works that relate to one another. In a sense, I want to communicate the reach of the paintings in a similar fashion to 3-dimensional art.

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Apr 9th, 10:00 AM Apr 9th, 11:00 AM

Painting: Proximity and Reach

CSU 203

Most paintings have a preferred viewing distance on average from 3 to 15 feet and directly in front of the painting; I call this the “reach”. In this series of paintings I explore the physical reach a painting has with its viewer. My intention with this series of works is to expand the paintings reach to further encapsulate the viewer literally and as usual, cognitively. I have done this by allowing works to communicate directly with one another, sometimes across spaces on the wall or floor and sometimes even across a room. The proximity, imagery, color and composition allow the viewer to easily distinguish works that relate to one another. In a sense, I want to communicate the reach of the paintings in a similar fashion to 3-dimensional art.

Recommended Citation

Abrahamson, Tyler. "Painting: Proximity and Reach." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 9, 2012.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2012/oral-session-03/3