An exhibition of watercolor paintings and wire sculpture

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Ellen Rosanne Murray (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Peter Agostini

Abstract: Watercolor studies of still life and four abstract sculptural works comprise the thesis exhibition. The thesis works represent a sampling of my exploration of the inexhaustible range of possibilities suggested by juxtaposition of forms and color associations as they relate to spatial placement when translucent media (i.e., watercolor and wire mesh) are used. A still life was chosen as a beginning point of reference for my exploration. A sheet of aluminum was used as a base and backdrop for some of the still life setups. Other bases for the still life included a white drape, white table, and colored papers. Many of the still lifes on exhibition are composed of three objects, two oranges and a styrofoam cup. The elements in the still life are most important to me for the color associations with which they deal and the ambiguous spatial placement which is suggested. Subject matter is irrelevant to my work. The watercolors on exhibition were painted in series of two or three to a page with each watercolor approximately two inches in height by four inches in width. For the thesis presentation, the watercolors have been placed in a grouped installation on a white wall.

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Language: English
Date: 1971

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