8.20.2013 / Sightlines Essays from VCS Class of 2013 Now Available


The Master’s Project is the capstone of the Visual and Critical Studies Program at California College of the Arts, and this project comprises four required elements: a written thesis, a symposium presentation, preparation of an exhibition poster for display during the season of graduate thesis events, and publication in the Sightlines journal.

We are proud to announce that Sightlines contributions from the class of 2013 are now available!

These essays provide a glimpse into the thesis projects written by recent graduates and demonstrate each author’s desire to probe the complexities of today’s cultural landscape. In these and other essays, CCA’s visual critics sharpen our focus on the often cluttered assemblage that is contemporary culture. By linking vision with systems of power and consumption, they remind us of the socio-cultural substrata that lie beneath both the banal and the beautiful.

To browse and download Sightlines essays by the class of 2013, please click on the links below:

  • Greer Gainer “Making Text without Organs: Illegible Text and the Production of American Graphic Design”
  • Malia Rose Helfmeyer “Who What When Where Why: Ana Teresa Fernandez’s 5Ws and the Discourse of Urban Development in San Francisco’s 5M Project”
  • Ekin Kalayci “Fantasy of the Modern West: Deciphering Images of Western Female Bodies in Early Republican-Era Turkish Popular Magazines (1923–1945)”
  • Emily Kuhlmann “The Artist’s Body as a Site of an Other’s Otherness”
  • Raquel Nakoneczny “Sculpting Presence”
  • Marisa Pushee “The Hand That Grasps: On Anthropocentrism and Becoming in Visual Representations of Nonhuman Animals”
  • Amanda N. Simons “Performance, Place, and Un-United States: Depictions of Queer Marriage in Post-DOMA United States”
  • Henry Witecki “Suddenly Another Me Is Dead: The Art of Tyler, The Creator”

To request a free hardcopy of this year’s publication, please email Kate Angelo at kangelo@cca.edu.