What So Proudly We Hail’d
Clancy, Kevin M.
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Painting
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Painting
Works cited: pages 36-37
"The use of flags in artwork is controversial. The distaste for its manipulation stems less from a change in the physical object and more from the change in our perception regarding it. By physically deconstructing and re-contextualizing the United States flag a more complicated narrative is brought to bear upon the viewer. Through a multiplicity of processes, the flag is physically and metaphorically reoriented to draw out new questions and interpretations. By treating the United States flag as a medium and analyzing its formal qualities, materiality, historical context and regulatory framework I negotiate facets of meaning in my work and in the work of related artists."
Keywords: flag, re-contextualization, medium analysis, materiality, propaganda
CHAIR: Knudsen, Stephen
PDF : 37 pages, color illustrations
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