Devin Cogger MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2017
I compose painted worlds and sculptural entities that explore ideas about the imagination in relation to mystery, ambiguity, and humor. The paintings, sculptures, and found-object additives work together to challenge descriptive language by offering suggestions of utility, making attempts toward figuration, and alluding to experiences of wonder and uncertainty. By skirting between the recognizable and the indeterminate, they invite the viewer to engage in imaginative acts of interpretation.
By request of the author, the accompanying Thesis paper is Open Access and is accessible to the public.