An Exploration of Geometric Space and Color
This Senior Individualized Project (SIP) narrative document contains a detailed description of the artistic procedures of the artist, Evelyn Bartley, during the process of creating seventeen acrylic paintings. While having access to the Kalamazoo College shared studio space in the Park Trades Center in downtown Kalamazoo, the artist developed a series of paintings on stretched and wooden canvases that are centered around color, and its interaction with space. With the help and guidance of her advisor, Tom Rice, Evelyn narrowed down her SIP topic from a focus on architecture and color, to mainly focus on colorful, abstract, geometric compositional work. In the class named Professional Practices taught by Richard Koenig, Evelyn developed skills in showcasing her work in exhibitions, photographing her work, and promoting her work. During the 2021-2022 school year, Evelyn had art showings at three separate City of Kalamazoo Art Hops at the Kalamazoo College Park Trades Center Studio and one showing in the Kalamazoo College Fine Arts Building gallery. The process of creating a SIP in the Studio Arts helped Evelyn grow as an artist and as a professional.
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