UC San Diego
Dates and Times
- Author(s): Brons, Dustin
- Advisor(s): Dominguez, Ricardo
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The exhibition Dates and Times combines two bodies of work. Dates consists of inkjet prints of images made with a flatbed scanner of the inside covers of library books, which are open to display the due-date slips. Times consists of two large scale inkjet prints of digitally composited collages which combine scans of compositions made from folding the front page of recent editions of the New York Times. The accompanying paper discusses these works first in relation to photography and the index. The analysis of the work continues with regards to art-historical precedents and relationships to modernism and abstraction, and attempts to sketch out some implications that these associations present for a contemporary context.
The paper begins with an overview of previous projects that I have worked on since beginning graduate school. These are described in order to establish certain underpinning concerns in my practice and to provide context for the work presented in the thesis exhibition.