An awareness of our own reality

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
A. Michael Fey (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Walter Barker

Abstract: The purpose of my thesis was to investigate the effect of combining concrete-conceptual expression within an organizational format of implied commercialism. The actualization of my study would be in the form of a catalogue-magazine. The origin for this endeavor comes from no direct predecessor nor from one particular style in art, but rather from my personal awareness of reality. Five sections of "aesthetically catagorized" photographs became the subject matter for my conceptually playful AST FOR ALMOST EVERYONE: Catalogue-Magazine (Photography Edition). Verbal and visual characteristics of catalogues and magazines were considered in order to produce a page separated work that provided for a more varied and free interpretation by the viewer. Humor was interspersed throughout the entire piece in order to foster an open, playful attitude of viewing acceptance. Most importantly, the pull between seriousness and humor is meant to complement the pull between the reality and non-reality of the final work.

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Language: English
Date: 1976

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