Title page for ETD etd-11172013-133147

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Durio, Charles Russell
Author's Email Address rustydurio@gmail.com
URN etd-11172013-133147
Title Domestic/Terror
Degree Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
Department Art
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Smith, Ed Committee Chair
Celentano, Denyce Committee Member
Kelley, Kelli Committee Member
Malveto, John Committee Member
Parker, Rod Committee Member
  • maritime disaster
  • shark attack
  • terror
  • domesticity
  • abstract
  • abstract expressionist
  • color
  • abstraction
  • domesticity
  • home
  • fear
  • painting
  • drawing
  • art
Date of Defense 2013-11-15
Availability unrestricted
The focus of my studio work is an exploration of my interest in the physical and mental dynamics that take place within the confines of my home versus the world outside. The home, spatial arrangements (architecture, passageways), maritime disasters, and the ambiguity of abstract expressionism all have an identifiable impact on my images. Abstraction allows me to maintain a visual ambiguity that often reflects the ambiguity of the real-life situations on which they are based. My drawings are rooted in remembrances of events and interior architecture culled from childhood memories. It also explores the juxtaposition of domesticity and fear, both imagined and real, past and present. Iím currently in control of both. Currently.
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