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For Alexander: An Exploration of Good Ole Boy Identity and Mortality.

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Date Issued:
2013
Abstract/Description:
(")For Alexander(") is an exhibition about masculinity as it is exhibited by Southern (")good ole boys("). I rely on original and appropriated imagery, as well as memories of loss and humor from my childhood in Alabama. Combining mixed media and sculptural elements has allowed me to investigate the subjects that interest me. I explore and artistically comment on these subjects through a mix of personal and culturally loaded imagery that records what I have either experienced or researched, and which I realize through the ironic use of non-traditional materials, such as sequins and rhinestones.My work examines stereotypes and my own beliefs about Southern good ole boys. I also reflect on elements of Southern hypocrisy, and I question long standing social practices with the help of historical and contemporary media sources.My exhibition is dedicated to my great uncle, who was murdered by his father, a preacher, during the Great Depression.
Title: For Alexander: An Exploration of Good Ole Boy Identity and Mortality.
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Name(s): Johnson, Chad, Author
Kim, Joo, Committee Chair
Kovach, Keith, Committee Member
Isenhour, David, Committee Member
Price, Mark, Committee Member
, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2013
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: (")For Alexander(") is an exhibition about masculinity as it is exhibited by Southern (")good ole boys("). I rely on original and appropriated imagery, as well as memories of loss and humor from my childhood in Alabama. Combining mixed media and sculptural elements has allowed me to investigate the subjects that interest me. I explore and artistically comment on these subjects through a mix of personal and culturally loaded imagery that records what I have either experienced or researched, and which I realize through the ironic use of non-traditional materials, such as sequins and rhinestones.My work examines stereotypes and my own beliefs about Southern good ole boys. I also reflect on elements of Southern hypocrisy, and I question long standing social practices with the help of historical and contemporary media sources.My exhibition is dedicated to my great uncle, who was murdered by his father, a preacher, during the Great Depression.
Identifier: CFE0004698 (IID), ucf:49856 (fedora)
Note(s): 2013-05-01
M.F.A.
Arts and Humanities, Visual Arts and Design
Masters
This record was generated from author submitted information.
Subject(s): Southern Identity -- Southern Culture -- Fine Art
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0004698
Restrictions on Access: public 2013-05-15
Host Institution: UCF

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