TitleThe post-industrial landscape
NameKlein, Dale F. (author), Madsen, Barbara (chair), Lister, Ardele (internal member), Neumaier, Diane (internal member), Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts,
DescriptionWhat have we done to our world, and is there a possibility that we can change what increasingly appears to be a bleak future? Is there any evidence for hope? Is there a kind of melancholic beauty to this, and how am I to show both in my work? My work explores my experience as a 55-year-old woman who has lived her whole life in western New York State, in a dying post-industrial city. It is also about my understanding of myself as a woman who is also growing older and experiencing changes in my mind and body as well as my life roles. There are two aspects of my work, the formal concerns and the interest of the post-industrial landscape as it pertains to my life, which is a microcosm of the life of mankind on our planet. What we have done to Upstate New York and the rest of the rust belt is being done to much of the rest of the world. My work also explores what makes a painting successful on a formal level. What makes an abstraction successful? Why is it important for me to work abstractly?
Noteby Dale F. Klein
NoteIncludes bibliographical references (p. 16)
CollectionMason Gross School of the Arts Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Organization NameRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
RightsThe author owns the copyright to this work.