You are here

OF MARTYRS AND MINSTRELS

Download pdf | Full Screen View

Date Issued:
2019
Abstract/Description:
"Our search for understanding in matters of race automatically incline us toward blackness, although that is not where these answers lie." - Nell Irvin Painter. Over the course of, and in partial fulfillment for, the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art and the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production, I have produced a multimedia body of work. I made this body of work as a reflection and result of my processes and studies, and as a method to examine perception, and representation in relation to identity. This body of work combines drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, and filmmaking; utilizing each medium to scrutinize language, particularly that of the terms "black" and "white" and their cultural relationships to each other. Through this practice, my work evolved into a study of expectation, as situated through language, and conventional understanding. This work adds to the discourse on spaces and expectations of marginalized communities, art, and continues the tradition of the artists' practice as a form of research. I also position this work in relation to current mass culture iconography while using a distancing effect to explore concepts of martyrdom and minstrelsy as reflections of expectations on my own experience.
Title: OF MARTYRS AND MINSTRELS.
20 views
8 downloads
Name(s): Coleman, Trevon J, Author
Poindexter, Carla, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2019
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: "Our search for understanding in matters of race automatically incline us toward blackness, although that is not where these answers lie." - Nell Irvin Painter. Over the course of, and in partial fulfillment for, the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art and the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production, I have produced a multimedia body of work. I made this body of work as a reflection and result of my processes and studies, and as a method to examine perception, and representation in relation to identity. This body of work combines drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, and filmmaking; utilizing each medium to scrutinize language, particularly that of the terms "black" and "white" and their cultural relationships to each other. Through this practice, my work evolved into a study of expectation, as situated through language, and conventional understanding. This work adds to the discourse on spaces and expectations of marginalized communities, art, and continues the tradition of the artists' practice as a form of research. I also position this work in relation to current mass culture iconography while using a distancing effect to explore concepts of martyrdom and minstrelsy as reflections of expectations on my own experience.
Identifier: CFH2000510 (IID), ucf:45677 (fedora)
Note(s): 2019-05-01
B.F.A.
College of Arts and Humanities, School of Visual Arts and Design
Bachelors
This record was generated from author submitted information.
Subject(s): Studio Art
Experimental Film
black film
black art
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFH2000510
Restrictions on Access: campus 2020-05-01
Host Institution: UCF

In Collections