Date of Graduation
Master of Fine Arts in Art (MFA)
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Fourth Committee Member
Fifth Committee Member
Contemporary art, ephemeral, installation art, mixed media, pink, reliquary
Drawing from my religious upbringing and my identity as a millennial, Be Here Now investigates my personal conflicts with the Art object. The exhibition, comprised of two pink, celebratory installations made-on-site and displayed in adjacent spaces, is an exploration of superficiality. Displayed in spaces that are externally visible from the street, the installations invite audience participation. Through the use of placement, color, construction and material make up, the works provoke visceral reactions from the viewer. Though viewers are able to approach the installations from various vantage points, they are unable to physically enter the works and become immersed within the spaces. This inaccessibility further contributes to their allure. In a world where the screen is ubiquous and everything is instantaneous, Be Here Now seeks to establish presence, or a here and now.
Luehrmann Rattermann, Katrina, "Be Here Now" (2017). Theses and Dissertations. 2603.