Seth, one of our EAC Interns, writes about his first day at the Evanston Art Center, and his favorite artwork on display in the gallery:
As I was walking through the beautiful gallery space for the first time, I was amazed by all the beautiful pieces. There, however, was one piece that stood out to me from the moment I saw it. Doug DeWitt’s I Did Not Know Marissa is an enchanting and strange piece of art. One can almost get lost in the seemingly endless white swirls that contrast and cover the black canvas. The strong white swirls fade becoming less visible and softer as it gets further away from the center causing your eye to follow and linger with it. There is also a strange feeling of something wrong with the black canvas being stained with brownish colored spots that, paired with the mysterious title I Did Not Know Marissa, show the powerful emotions that Doug DeWitt must have been going through when creating this piece.