Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository


Master of Fine Arts


Visual Arts


Patrick Mahon


Alongside a Masters of Fine Arts thesis exhibition, Greater Than Lesser Than Equal To, this dossier has five components: an introduction to the dossier, an extended artist statement, documentation of my work with an introduction, an interview with Sean Caulfield and my Curriculum Vitae. Together they present and illustrate my research around the question of art and design, and a brief exploration of how they operate (mutually and competitively) within the everyday of contemporary North America. As well, they allude to how my work developed in its present form. Through the “print-structures”, I explore the nature of design and art together, in combination with mid 20th-century influences, with the intention to emphasize the accessibility for a viewer that is enhanced when the two are combined.