Saturday, July 11, 2015

Art Of Shana: July - September

Hey...will you be at ArtScape?!

Then come check out the large figurative work on paper by me, that will be exhibited July 17-19, in the FORCE Project Space during ArtScape
2015! My piece, Masonry, will be shown for the first time, along with the Pelham Artist Residency work from Labbodies. I also worked really hard on a quilt square to be included in The Monument Quilt -- but if you know me, you already know that I used glue and paint, and a rather loose interpretation of "quilt square" instead. ;) Looks like FORCE will be located in the Charles Street Garage at the Artist-Run Art Fair during ArtScape weekend.


My next solo exhibition, Eskhara will be debuting at Jubilee Arts on Saturday, August 8th, with a reception from 4-6 pm. The show runs through September 1st, so please stop by and check it out!

I have been working on this extended series since 2002 and have created over 600 paintings of varying sizes encompassing the subject of circles. However, rather than the subject matter itself, my focus is on the material relationship of art and trauma, more specifically art and healing psychological wounds or scars.

I have dubbed these circles as internal, intuitive, and ‘about the body’, but I think there’s something more...wholeheartedness, vulnerability, comfortability, and seemingly ritualistic acts of painting. The pieces are acting as a scab or a tattoo; they are the permanent external product of internal emotion, and yet they are for me, ‘a way out’. This exhibition could be seen as a form of mapping, scarring, stumbling, and scumbling.

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