Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
A Charming Re(a)d is an MFA Thesis Exhibition portraying the domestic still life surrounding the human emotional attachments to objects. A residual memory surfaces within a specific gathering of things: a moment that resonates over time becoming peculiarly precious in the daily routine. A Charming Re(a)d combines poetry with experimental collages with paint and a ceramic sculptural sound installation all rooted in drawing. Gertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons and pieces of the artist’s own written text appear as descriptive, abstract prose that define mundane objects with substance. These elements come together to further commemorate the domestic home. The written portion is an intimate tour of the house inciting memorable and relatable nuances that occur in the home. It begins in one room of the house and ends in another.
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Ramirez, Chelsea, "A Charming Re(a)d" (2015). LSU Master's Theses. 2564.