Rhonda Vanover MFA LRVS Thesis 2014
The Resonance of Life in Photography
These photographs present a sublime finish to what has been taken away. My mark making invites the viewer to see what I see: beauty at its end. This revolving door is one of continuous loss: a willingness to give in and succumb to the end. My photographs, while not inviting in the conventional sense, are an invitation nonetheless.
I am intrigued by the mundane and the unusual. How object and body are defined. I look at the everyday life that goes by, eventually ending in our own mortality. My interest is to persuade the viewer into this act of looking. To see the essence of what is left behind, oscillating between the real and the memorial.
Combining photographs and installation techniques I seek to create an unresolved tension between presence of object and absence of being. These intentionally disorienting, introspective, and visceral pieces continue the questions I always seek to ask.
Low Residency MFA in Visual Studies (LRVS)