Date of Graduation
College of Creative Arts
My thesis work is the production and mapping of painterly space using particular methods of formal abstraction, in contrast with common pattern. I construct these paintings in several layers, embellishing gestural atmospheres with idiosyncratic shapes and patterns in alternating rhythms. My focus is on the development of improvisational processes, creating a less ceremonious context for the measure of abstract painting as an idea, a visual language, and as an autonomous object. My technique of mapping is established to consider a territory for a reformed autonomous identity that is in opposition to the pluralist excesses of the postmodern. This paper will address the painting processes I used in developing the work for the exhibition, Dot Matrices. I will also discuss other abstract painters with similar painting techniques and goals.
Sipes, Kelly Suzanne, "Dot Matrices" (2007). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 1867.