Melancholia

Collection Title

Melancholia

Author/Artist Name

Carly DothsukFollow

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Academic Level at Time of Creation

Senior

Date of Creation

Spring 3-29-2019

Artist Statement

Home, as a concept, encompasses the relationships, environments, and situations we come back to over and over, even as they change. Searching through the complex emotions associated with home helps me better understand myself. While exploring memories, I search for reasons, explanations, and comfort in the ordinary. I use different memories and photographs to achieve compositions in which I fracture and distort objects, environments, and the people in them. My goal is to promote reflective thinking for others when discussing the motivations and interactions between the people who live under the same roof. As I have grown I have found myself more drawn to religious ideology and my upbringing within southern culture as a whole.

I break apart and reassemble photographs, elements, moments and memories from my home spaces. I interrupt the sense of space with the use of lines, shapes, symbols, and heightened color environments. I juxtapose blocks of color, clean, abstract planes reminiscent of architectural forms with representational imagery and expressive mark making in to tell a more complete story about the dynamics of family spaces.

I am experimenting with more color and texture, narrative using people, objects, and places, as well as exploring the feeling of melancholy. Simplifying the complexity helps me show uneasiness, vulnerability, or weirdness is important in the structure of my drawings and paintings; it creates a sense of discomfort for the viewer, helping them dissect the artwork. I experiment with different types of fabric and gold leaf on paper and panel to increase tension between flat, restful blocks of color and intense texture.

As humans we make specific spaces homes, whether it be a coffee shop, our bedroom, a studio, or even a small space in the corner of a classroom. Feeling both solace and uneasiness in these places are important to analyze both for me and for others that I see in passing, or in my everyday life. The plan is to move forward with this melancholy feeling, and even more so pick apart myself and others to understand actions, intentions, and interactions within home spaces when it comes to gender, social issues, or human emotions.

Advisor/Mentor

Rebecca Williams, Danielle Muzina, Todd Hertzberg

Description

All works were on wooden panel, I had a total of 8 works in this BFA exhibition.

Proverbs 20:21

Oil paint, gold leaf, and fabric

48” x 48”

2019

Mark 7:6

Oil paint and gold leaf

24” x 48”

2019

Proverbs 28:26

Oil paint and fabric

48” x 24”

2019

Proverbs 12:26

Oil paint

48” x 48”

2019

Job 5:14-18

Oil paint

48” x 48”

2019

Timothy 3:1-7

Oil paint and gold leaf

24” x 24”

2019

Matthew 25:30

Oil paint and fabric

16” x 24”

2019

Timothy 3:1-8

Oil paint

14” x 22”

2019

Melancholia

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