Date of Award

Spring 5-5-2021

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Art & Art History

First Advisor

Lisa Corinne Davis

Second Advisor

Carrie Moyer

Academic Program Adviser

Carrie Moyer


In this paper, Simon Smith describes the way in which the cityscapes of New York serve as a source of inspiration for his painting process. The paper focuses on New York City's warping of time and space, and lays out how Smith sees abstract painting, grounded in a kind of not knowing, as an apt extension of or response to the experience of the city.

Included in

Painting Commons



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