Date of Graduation
Master of Fine Arts in Art (MFA)
Leo G. Mazow
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Communication and the arts; Art; Fabric; Hybrid; Original artwork; Painting; Toile
Toile is a painting series that explores constructions of taste and the semiotics of manufactured fabrics. Through the use of irony, paradox and deconstructions of rhythm, shape, color and form, the paintings are a response to the formal and historical content in the fabric. The idyllic landscape, notions of identity, sexism and liminality are some of the themes considered in the series. The paintings in this exhibition attempt to correct and mediate outdated models of representation through the exploration of painting as a process that is open and malleable.
Garcia, Dilenia, "Toile" (2013). Theses and Dissertations. 700.