The Bachelor Party

Spring 2008 Senior Thesis Exhibition

Kim Kuhn


Throughout childhood the intrinsic notion of a father is a patriarch who is infallible, unflinching, and all knowing. From our fathers, it is expected that we be inculcated right from wrong. From them, we are taught how to be strong and persevere through all of life's great challenges.

Amidst adolescence, there comes a point at which one's perception of a parent transitions from unsurpassable being to mere mortal. This work is an evocative study of the shift in my father's life after divorce. The series consists of staged representations of aspects in his life that I am not a part of. Set in his day-to-day spaces, including a small hotel room, I am challenging myself, as well as the viewer, to examine the clandestine moments of isolation and anguish, as well as experience the empathy that a child can feel for a parent.


Kim Kuhn

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