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Joseph Dal Pra

Title: Visual Arts Department Head and Instructional Faculty - ART

Campus: West

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Education

  • Master of Fine Arts Degree, 1992, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, 1990, College of Mount Saint Joseph, Cincinnati, Ohio

Change can be random or calculated. Either one can make you feel out of control. There is fear in change that turns things in a different direction than you hoped. There is a fear of things never changing to improve. Images, objects or stories that depict this changing can give the feeling of control, or how little control we have.

So, I attempt to show change in my work, particularly how change builds a history, often of deterioration. Most of my works have a broken and put back together feel. Surfaces are worn and often show layers of underneath coatings and materials. Figures have a fragmented form or surface. Structures are bent, twisted, repaired and reused. I work towards showing a history to each that shows change, its richness and its fragility and a conflict within it.

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