Degree Name

MFA (Master of Fine Arts)



Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Michael Smith

Committee Members

Catherine A. Murray, M. Wayne Dyer, Scott M. Contreras-Koterbay


The photographer discusses the work in Exegesis, his Master of Fine Arts exhibition held at Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee from October 29 through November 2, 2007. The exhibition consists of 19 large format color photographs representing and edited from a body of work that visually negotiates the photographer's home in East Tennessee.

The formulation of a web of influence is explored with a focus on artists who continue to pertain to Brown's work formally and conceptually. Included are photographers Eugene Atget, Walker Evans, William Eggleston, and Mike Smith as well as the artist Joseph Cornell, the painter Robert Motherwell, and the poet Charles Wright. Other topics include a discussion of place, particularly one's home, as a resource and an envelope for a body of work.

Included are images of the photographer's earlier work and a catalogue of the exhibition.

Document Type

Thesis - unrestricted


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