Carrie Patterson, Chair
Associate Professor of Art
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Alumni Where are they now?
Matthew Fishel (studio art, 2001) completed an MFA at Maryland Institute College of Art in 2010. Originally interested in painting, Matthew has expanded his practice to include animation, video, installation, and digital imaging. He is a frequent contributor to RedStarKGB, an ongoing collaboration of filmmakers in Baltimore. His own film, "A Short Film Regarding Possibilities", was selected by the Maryland Film Festival in 2006. See his work at http://www.matthewfishel.com
More than Meets the Eye: Trends of Appearance in the Workplace
Abstract: I compare and contrast men's and women's clothing work in the workplace. The written section … includes research on the history of professional fashions and how two distinct styles of fashion (men's and women's) began to melt into one. This incorporates ideas such as: women masculinizing themselves in order to be taken more seriously; men encouraging masculine clothing toward women in order to make them more arousing; women simply rejecting the restrictive feminine clothing for something more relaxing and comfortable. The visual section expands, outside of the paper format, to compare this historical phenomenon to the current dress found in the workplace using the faculty at St. Mary's College as a case study. The photos in the website were collected from the [SMCM] Archives. Accompanying each photograph are analyses, which relate the larger issues from my research to the more specific activities in fashion that took place here at St. Mary's.