Six White Cadillacs
This thesis exhibition and accompanying statement address issues surrounding fandom and queer identification with celebrity culture. Through found, altered, and fabricated objects—including sculpture, video, textiles, and digital prints—the artist investigates the affective ramifications of nostalgic attachment to outmoded artifacts of popular culture, including the possibility of “queering” such artifacts or otherwise redeeming their commodified forms in a search for pleasure, understanding, or communion with the gay icon.
Angela Lansbury; celebrity; digital media; Queer; Sexuality; LGBTQ studies; Sculpture; Fine arts; Painting
Taft Jr, Willard Stanley
Ashkin, Michael; Ferro, Renate Terese
Master of Fine Arts
dissertation or thesis