Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Important thoughts

especially for people in art school....

"The work of a critique is easy."

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Sneak Peek

Here's a little preview of some of the work in my show...

Syracuse Federal Shape, 2008, Acrylic on Board.

Knockoff Heirloom (detail), 2008, Acrylic and Teacups on Board.

Monday, March 17, 2008

"Artists Bio"

I had to write and artists bio this weekend to go in a press packet the gallery I'm working with is sending to the news paper. Here's what I came up with...

Shannon Johnston is currently working on her masters of fine art in painting at Wichita State University. Shannon relocated to Wichita from College Station, TX after having completed her undergraduate degree in art with an emphasis in painting at Belhaven College in Jackson, MS. Her work explores the visual, personal, and social patterns surrounding the feminine and domestic. Using the appropriated visual patterns of domestic objects, such as china and flatware, Shannon draws an analogy to an individuals experience of struggle with identity while still seeking to fit into a greater social scheme. Shannon, having lived a transient life thus far is largely influenced in this body of work my her own experiences with ever changing social expectations and the search for identity.