Date of Degree
MFA (Master of Fine Arts)
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Fourth Committee Member
I will be presenting my work in two parts. The first section is dedicated to recent paintings that comprise my M.F.A. thesis exhibition: Practical Joy. The second section will investigate Practical Joy as an installation. I will raise questions regarding the relationship between my paintings and the exhibition space in order to situate my work into a contemporary discourse.
Abstraction, Home, Installation Art, Memory, Painting
v, 27 pages
Copyright 2012 Mary NaRee Laube
Laube, Mary NaRee. "Practical joy." MFA (Master of Fine Arts) thesis, University of Iowa, 2012.