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dc.contributor.advisorLabatte, Jessicaen_US
dc.contributor.authorViola, Antoinetteen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-12T01:48:00Z
dc.date.available2018-05-12T01:48:00Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/17896
dc.descriptionMFA committee chair: Jessica Labatte MFA committee members: Nina Rizzo, Rebecca Houze, Jamie Obermeieren_US
dc.description.abstractFresh Out explores the infinite and indefinable world of femininity. Portraits, still lifes, and installation materials work together to investigate gender performance, power structures, and pleasure paradoxes. Within staged scenes of domestic arrangements and female bodies, a synchronicity between disturbance and enchantment is created. I define pleasure paradoxes in accordance to this synchronicity; an interest that both repulses, embarrasses, or disturbs you, while also excites and intrigues. When I think of these guilty pleasures, I immediately think of gender. I explore objectification, control, and sex positivity through my portraits of females; but there is a push and pull between silliness and seriousness. By constructing objects and set-ups in a playful, colorful, childlike manner, I drawn attention to how we are raised to be female; how that dictates the ways we perceive and conduct our adult selves according to our gender. In my images, I am exploring historical elements in femininity like art history, myth, and familial traditions; while also exploring contemporary themes in popular culture, social media, and activism. Within the frame, a discontinuity between comprehension and reaction is created. Because of the seemingly playful but disrupting objects and poses, more and more layers of understanding and language is created as individuals project their own experiences of femininity into the composition.en_US
dc.format.extent51 pages; 47 imagesen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-NDen_US
dc.subjectFine Art photographyen_US
dc.subjectFeminismen_US
dc.subjectArtsen_US
dc.subjectCraften_US
dc.subjectSex Positivityen_US
dc.subjectSisteren_US
dc.subjectSisterhooden_US
dc.subjectGender Performanceen_US
dc.subjectFemininityen_US
dc.subjectFreshen_US
dc.subjectDigital photographyen_US
dc.subjectThesisen_US
dc.subjectPortraitureen_US
dc.subjectStill lifeen_US
dc.subjectStagingen_US
dc.subjectMale gazeen_US
dc.subjectFemale gazeen_US
dc.subjectPopular cultureen_US
dc.subjectSocial mediaen_US
dc.subjectFacebooken_US
dc.subjectInstagramen_US
dc.subjectSnapchaten_US
dc.subjectPleasure paradoxen_US
dc.subjectParadoxen_US
dc.subjectSaccharineen_US
dc.subjectSelf portraiten_US
dc.subjectInstallationen_US
dc.subjectPhotographyen_US
dc.subjectGuilty pleasureen_US
dc.subjectNatureen_US
dc.subjectNurtureen_US
dc.subjectPower structureen_US
dc.subjectContemporaryen_US
dc.subjectFamilyen_US
dc.subjectTraditionen_US
dc.subjectValuesen_US
dc.subjectHeterogenderen_US
dc.subjectMFA Thesisen_US
dc.subjectWomenen_US
dc.subjectPussyen_US
dc.subjectRenaissanceen_US
dc.subjectCollageen_US
dc.subjectPhotoshopen_US
dc.subjectColoren_US
dc.subjectVaporwaveen_US
dc.subjectNostalgiaen_US
dc.subjectChildhooden_US
dc.subjectChild's playen_US
dc.subjectImaginationen_US
dc.subjectJuxtapositionen_US
dc.subjectArt historyen_US
dc.subjectMythen_US
dc.subjectTraditionen_US
dc.subjectWomen's rolesen_US
dc.subjectFamily valuesen_US
dc.subjectMidcenturyen_US
dc.subject1990en_US
dc.subject2000en_US
dc.subjectMillennialen_US
dc.titleFresh Outen_US
dc.title.alternativeMaster of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitionen_US
dc.type.genreDissertation/Thesisen_US
dc.type.genreEssayen_US
dc.type.genrePhotographen_US
dc.typeImageen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Arten_US
dc.description.degreeM.F.A. (Master of Fine Arts)en_US


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