Current Location:
Building E (DEV) -> 2nd Floor (DEV; E)
Location Notes:
DEV; 2nd fl., Left of Rm. 223E

Wide Interior #1

Artwork
Identifier:
2000.024.1
Artist:
Michael Pfleghaar
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Oil on Canvas
Date:
1999
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 47.75 in Width: 95.5 in
Description:
Interior of living area (from left to right); red-orange couch to left, lamp on side table, green dining room table with tea setting, blue rug, and black cat.
Historical Context:
Michael Pfleghaar describes his body of work to be rooted in personal allegory and the struggle he has with identity. Every visual element of the composition has intrinsic meaning for the artist, and he hopes to communicate this through the composition. Furniture plays a large role in meaning, as it acts as a personification of the human body. Emotional associations to colors add complexity to the impression one gains from the piece. Additionally, objects can be used to represent barriers, fears, and paths one has in life. Each combination can thus have a plethora of connotations, allowing different meanings for different people.