It's worth repeating (so I did)
MacDougall, Tara Lynn
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Fine Arts
Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Fine Arts.
My thesis exhibition, It’s worth repeating (so I did), consists of a selection of works in audio, prints, painting and sculpture. This paper addresses the making of each piece with a focus on such themes as class, gender, value, labour, hierarchy and institutional structures as they relate to the art object. I consider my work a kind of stratification or a layering of experience, discipline and knowledge. Stacking, repeating, quoting, stamping, levelling are techniques used to comment on and push back against entrenched organizational and ideological structures of power. The term stratification also relates to geological strata referencing the coal mining history of my family. Through the piling of prints, ceramic and foam objects, quotes and information, a strata of "support" is inferred, referencing the many aids, collaborations and foundations I have come to know through community, union affiliation, and memberships in artist-run culture.
gender in art , hierarchy in art , social class in art , value judgements in art , women's voices in art