Ouachita Baptist University’s Rosemary Gossett Adams Section of Art & Design and style is
web hosting “Crowded Spaces,” an show by Arlington, Texas, artist Treslyn Shipley as a result of
Oct. 3 in the Adams Gallery in Moses-Provine Corridor. The exhibit is free of charge and open to
the public.

The show characteristics a selection of painted canvases targeted on folks engaging in
social interaction in crowded community spaces. Even though Shipley said she’s often sought
to signify standard human similarities as a result of her do the job, the COVID-19 pandemic amplified
the value of human interaction. As it led to social distancing and isolation,
Shipley was influenced to make a sequence of what she, and many many others, skipped the most,
crowded areas.

“I commenced to paint crowds in earnest just a thirty day period before the pandemic started,” she claimed,
“so even though my game plan on how I was going to acquire image reference supplies essential
to modify, the issue matter by itself became intensified.”

“Some Folks Sitting” by Treslyn Shipley is element of her “Crowded Spaces” exhibit,
on display screen at Ouachita as a result of Oct. 3.

Shipley’s artwork shows candid people today, capturing scenes and moments of individuals
interacting with 1 a different in each day life.

“I’ve usually beloved on the lookout at paintings that consist of individuals as the matter make a difference,
as properly as generating paintings that aim on persons,” said Shipley, who is a 2016 Ouachita
graduate. “A handful of several years in the past I was in the center of painting a hefty sum of commissioned
parts, and essential an outlet to paint for myself. The piece ‘A Group On Some Steps’
was just that, taking a full year to entire and delivering the necessary breath of
contemporary air in my everyday plan.”

“Crowded Spaces” narrates features of working day-to-working day everyday living that turned rare thanks to the
pandemic, but as a result of her function, Shipley mentioned she hopes that she can support other people uncover
their location among the crowd and be reminded of the basic luxuries we once took for
granted.

“The paintings served as a reminder to myself and the viewers later on of the lacking
components in our society – what we have been and are sacrificing out of necessity as effectively
as what we are doing work toward returning to securely jointly,” Shipley reported. “While
I hope that the sequence proceeds to reside on past the pandemic, it will forever maintain
a unique location inside of myself as a component of my own pandemic encounter.”

Shipley kicked off the show by assembly with present-day Ouachita college students.

“Treslyn shared about her resourceful concepts and why she created these will work, and she also
shared about her expert activities as a functioning artist and studio art graduate,”
mentioned Donnie Copeland, chair of the Adams Office. “I glance ahead to looking at how
these interactions perform out in the work of our present learners.”

katie simpson and treslyn shipley

Katie Simpson (still left) and Treslyn Shipley

Shipley recently also supplied a everlasting piece of art on Ouachita’s campus. This
summer, she and Katie Simpson, a 2014 graduate, painted a 60-foot mural in Evans Scholar
Middle that showcases legendary Ouachita structures and campus existence moments.

Standard gallery several hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays as a result of Thursdays and 9 a.m. to
12 midday on Fridays. Admission is cost-free. Masks are now necessary in Ouachita properties.
See present COVID-19 protocols at obu.edu/coronavirus. The show is aspect of Ouachita’s Arts Engagement application, in which college students are
uncovered to visual, theatre and musical arts all through the year for tutorial credit rating.

Learn much more about Ouachita’s Adams Department of Artwork & Design and style at obu.edu/art-design or get in touch with Donnie Copeland at [email protected] or 870-245-5559. Study far more about Treslyn Shipley at www.treslynshipley.com.