studio update: summer 2011

Double Dutch, 2011, Mixed media on paper, 62 x 56 inches

CURRENT/UPCOMING:

NEW WORK
I am knee-deep in a new body of work: large drawings and collaged works that deal with metamorphosis and my interest in concepts surrounding regeneration and revision. This new direction comes on the heels of a recent solo exhibition, and an amazing 2 week residency at the Hambidge Center in the North Georgia Mountains.

GROUP EXHIBITION   
Two of these new large drawings will be included in the upcoming exhibition, Works on Paper at the up and coming gallery {Poem 88} in Atlanta, GA. The group show will open on July 2, with an opening reception on Saturday, July 9th from 7 – 9pm. If you are in Atlanta, or will be in town during the month of July, please stop by to see my new works and pieces by several other conceptual local artists.

Works on Paper, {Poem88}, July 2 – August 2, 2011


RECENT/PAST:

SOLO EXHIBITION   
I had the pleasure of presenting a complete body of work in a solo exhibition at {Poem 88} earlier this spring. The exhibition entitled California presented watercolors, acrylics and photographic images representing a summation of almost a decade of work, as well as a lifetime of dreaming. What appears in the paintings which are inspired by snapshots I took on a trip to California (using the Hipstamatic app on my iPhone) is a saturation of color coming as much from the memories of my father’s old Playboy magazines, The Brady Bunch, and mid-century erotica as it does from the reality of the inescapably brilliant, everyday sunlight of Southern California. This was the first time in my career that I exhibited photographic images that I captured myself.
       
Sunbathe, 2010, Digital print, 22 x 17 inches        Neutra House, 2010, Digital print, 11 x 8.5 inches
ADDITIONAL   
In addition, work of mine was included in two group exhibitions this year:

The American Dream: A Juxtaposition, at Woman Made Gallery in Chicago
New Waves 2011, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, in Virginia Beach.


2011 PRESS:

Review: ArtsCriticATL by Felicia Feaster: “Dreams of Californication…”

Review: Creative Loafing Atlanta by Wyatt Williams: “Censorship as Compliment…”

Review: Daily Plate of Crazy by D.A. Wolf: “Beautiful Breasts Cause Controversy…”


If you would like to see more images of my work, please visit my website.

SHARON SHAPIRO