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1. Kemp, Virginia Millner. Theoretical Concerns In the Geometric Abstractions of Peter Halley.

Degree: MA, Art, 2009, University of South Carolina

This thesis examines the sociological and aesthetic theory that forms the basis for Peter Halley's artistic program. While Halley has been the subject of numerous articles and interviews, there are no full length monographs on the artist that examine the progression of his work from its emergence in the early eighties to the mature work of the last decade. In particular, the underlying theory - that of his own making, as well as that of the thinkers who have influenced him - has been treated in a cursory fashion. The result has been a general tendency to view his paintings as inextricably bound to the social theory of poststructuralist thinkers (particularly Jean Baudrillard and Michel Foucault), with little or no attention given to other influences that have exerted pressures of at least equal, if not greater significance. In order to provide a more thoroughly rounded view of Halley's production, I have explored influences that have had a significant impact on his thinking, but are located outside a postructuralist system of thought. This is not to say that I have eschewed the contribution of the French philosophers. The writings of both Baudrillard and Foucault were integral to Halley's early theoretical assumptions and continue to inform his mature work. However, my primary focus has been on those matters, aesthetic as well as societal, that have occupied the artist throughout his career, but have not been sufficiently addressed by art historians and critics. These include, but are not limited to, the writings of contemporary sociologist Richard Sennett, as well as works by the early twentieth century social theorist, Norbert Elias, and the Dutch architect, Rem Koolhaas. While I have focused primarily on the sociological implications of Halley's oeuvre, I have also examined the validity of the artist's place in the art historical continuum. Accordingly, the last chapter deals with Halley's formal investigations and aesthetic theory, especially as they relate to the culture. Advisors/Committee Members: Bradford R. Collins.

Subjects/Keywords: Arts and Humanities; Classical Archaeology and Art History; Classics; abstraction; Halley; Neo-geo; painting; Postmodernism; poststructuralism

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APA (6th Edition):

Kemp, V. M. (2009). Theoretical Concerns In the Geometric Abstractions of Peter Halley. (Masters Thesis). University of South Carolina. Retrieved from https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/47

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Kemp, Virginia Millner. “Theoretical Concerns In the Geometric Abstractions of Peter Halley.” 2009. Masters Thesis, University of South Carolina. Accessed October 20, 2020. https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/47.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Kemp, Virginia Millner. “Theoretical Concerns In the Geometric Abstractions of Peter Halley.” 2009. Web. 20 Oct 2020.

Vancouver:

Kemp VM. Theoretical Concerns In the Geometric Abstractions of Peter Halley. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of South Carolina; 2009. [cited 2020 Oct 20]. Available from: https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/47.

Council of Science Editors:

Kemp VM. Theoretical Concerns In the Geometric Abstractions of Peter Halley. [Masters Thesis]. University of South Carolina; 2009. Available from: https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/47


University of South Carolina

2. Pongratz, Elizabeth Germain. The Life and Work of Chuck Close: 1940-1988.

Degree: MA, Art, 2009, University of South Carolina

All through his school years, Chuck Close struggled to make passing grades. Finding reading and comprehension an almost impossible task, it was his art that helped him finish high school with extra credit assignments. Later in life, Close realized that his struggles could be given a name – dyslexia. Neurological research has proven that the dyslexic brain operates fundamentally differently from the non-dyslexic brain, mainly in that it uses the right-hemisphere for tasks normally centered in the left-hemisphere. Because a dyslexic brain requires more activity in the right hemisphere of the brain, the creative side, dyslexics are more apt to be creative thinkers, such as artists. Therefore, Chuck Close, with his brain predisposed to creative thinking, was not only born to be an artist, but also designed to create the art that he does. Naturally at disadvantage in more than one area in his life, Close has always found a way to cope and compensate for problems with creative solutions. This thesis first explores the means by which the artist used art as a coping mechanism for his learning disability. Through this art that originally helped him function, he stretched creative boundaries in all fields of two-dimensional art, while often combining the abstract and realistic poles of the artistic spectrum. This thesis specifically explores Chuck Closes roles in such movements as Photo-Realism as well as Process Art. Advisors/Committee Members: Bradford R. Collins.

Subjects/Keywords: Arts and Humanities; Classical Archaeology and Art History; Classics; American Contemporary Art; Art and the Brain; Chuck Close; Photo-Realism; Process Art

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APA (6th Edition):

Pongratz, E. G. (2009). The Life and Work of Chuck Close: 1940-1988. (Masters Thesis). University of South Carolina. Retrieved from https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/80

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Pongratz, Elizabeth Germain. “The Life and Work of Chuck Close: 1940-1988.” 2009. Masters Thesis, University of South Carolina. Accessed October 20, 2020. https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/80.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Pongratz, Elizabeth Germain. “The Life and Work of Chuck Close: 1940-1988.” 2009. Web. 20 Oct 2020.

Vancouver:

Pongratz EG. The Life and Work of Chuck Close: 1940-1988. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of South Carolina; 2009. [cited 2020 Oct 20]. Available from: https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/80.

Council of Science Editors:

Pongratz EG. The Life and Work of Chuck Close: 1940-1988. [Masters Thesis]. University of South Carolina; 2009. Available from: https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/80

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