• MFA in Fine Arts

  • Andrea Gonzalez
    Byron Peters
    Jacob Wick
    Jaimie Healy
    Jordan Reznick
    Jsun Charles-Jeremiah Parizo
    Julia Robertson
    Julie Feldman
    Kenny Kong
    Nan Peletz
    Sadie Harmon
    Sara Sellitto
    Seth Gutierrez
    Tiffany Canter
    Tim Power
    Zoe McCloskey

  • Calder Yates - CCA Graduate Thesis Events

    Calder Yates

    An Impossible Assignment For Front Loaders

    Some Investigations Into Tragicomedy

    WWI: Reconstruction/Correcting the Record

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    calder.yates@gmail.com

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    Artist Statement

    These projects represent an increasing interest in tragedy. I’ve become interested in stories of individuals or groups operating—in some cases struggling—within particular circumstances in good faith, only to have their circumstances ultimately defeat them. In arranging images that rhyme with a recurrent visual language of struggle, I believe that aesthetics share important similarities with other ineffable experiences such as a natural disaster, experiences that—because they are beyond words—are to a certain extent unintelligible. Since aspects of these events exist beyond language, they go unrecorded and become invisible, but hold the potential for comprehension in the physical detritus left behind.