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MFA Thesis Exhibition, Nicholas Cox, Real Goner


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The University of Arkansas School of Art, presents M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition Nicholas Cox: Real Goner. The exhibition will take place April 6-13, 2018 in the Fine Arts Center Gallery.

Real Goner features a variety of anthropomorphized drums depicted in ritual-style deaths, an interactive installation that conjures deceased pop musicians, a series of portals to alternate dimensions, and a coloring book. This work seeks to reconfigure classic philosophical and mythological narratives through the lens of popular culture, and poses them in direct interaction with the gallery's dominating architecture.

Through its varied use of representational and abstract imagery, Real Goner invites viewers to consider alternate histories of pop stars, and poses them as the contemporary incarnation of ritual sacrifice in the spectacle that is modern culture.