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dc.contributor.authorNorris, Ari, 1995--en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-08T16:56:57Z
dc.date.available2019-05-08T16:56:57Z
dc.date.issued2019-05
dc.identifier.urihttps://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/20077
dc.description(Artist Statement) Using realism and an attention to craft, an ironic impotency is achieved by the dismantlement of real-world objects and their uses. A viewer’s investigations can uncover alterations and abandonments from the cited material, bending believability while inducing questionability. Aiming these duplications to compare expectation vs. reality through the negation of the referenced object’s function; specific imagery is selected to comedically deflate the associations of the subject matter. As reality is slightly abandoned, the seriousness of contemporary realism is critiqued through the lens of humor.en_US
dc.description.abstract(Show Statement) A nondescript image of a sailboat and a pair of clouds, titled “A Scene from Moby Dick,” hangs in the living room of The Simpson’s family above the couch. Without knowing the title, the cartoon composition could also be mistaken as an illustration of Bas Jan Ader’s final performance & photograph, “In Search of the Miraculous;” the artist’s 1975 attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean on a Guppy Model 13. Poised to break the record for the smallest vessel to complete the transAtlantic haul, Ader’s boat, the Ocean Wave, was found adrift 10 months following the departure. His body was never recovered. Interpreting the “Miraculous,” as a physical location - an island oasis - Ader’s journey has actually been completed and detailed in this group of work. Placing the appropriated imagery on pegboard locates the interpretations to a home, garage, or workshop - similarly to the cactus, appearing to be transplanted from island to terra cotta pot - questioning what is truth and what is imagined. Through the observation of human foible, reality and fiction are ironically blended to present our own quest for the miraculous in the mundane.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.subjectarten_US
dc.subjectArien_US
dc.subjectNorrisen_US
dc.subjectBas Jan Aderen_US
dc.subjectSculptureen_US
dc.subjectBFAen_US
dc.subjectNorthernen_US
dc.subjectIllinoisen_US
dc.subjectUniversityen_US
dc.subjectJacken_US
dc.subjectOlsonen_US
dc.subjectGalleryen_US
dc.subjectCactusen_US
dc.subjectSailboaten_US
dc.subjectthe Simpsonsen_US
dc.subjectA Sceneen_US
dc.subjectfrom Mobyen_US
dc.subjectDicken_US
dc.subjectCigarettesen_US
dc.subjectTallyen_US
dc.subjectMarksen_US
dc.titleStill Searchingen_US
dc.title.alternativeBFA Exhibition 2019en_US
dc.type.genreOtheren_US
dc.typeImageen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Arten_US


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