A SOLO PAINTING EXHIBIT BY SHAWN MARSHALL
With Guest Sculptor, Jeanne Dueber
OPENING RECEPTION, FRIDAY FEBRUARY 24TH 6-9PM
Gallery Talk: Saturday, February 25th @ 1pm
Show Dates: February 23, 2017 - April 8, 2017
The Louisville Visual Arts’ online publication Artebella described Shawn Marshall’s work as “a vivid and intriguing balance of abstract and representational, with a beautifully judged tension between an embrace of the highly developed impasto and the underlying landscape that lies beyond.”
Marshall’s work is bold, colorful, full of texture and shadows that give a three-dimensional quality to the canvases. For her, painting is a meditative practice; an outlet to release intuitive energy and let go of preconceived notions and self-imposed rules or judgments of how she and her work interpret and portray the world. Marshall’s expression and “practice” are restorative for her, and often for others, as she creates what she refers to as “Inward Landscapes.”
Marshall was nominated for a 2016 Award in the Arts, granted by the Fund for the Arts. In June of 2016 she had work selected for the 27th Annual International Juried Show in New York, NY at the Viridian Artist Gallery. She has exhibited in Arizona, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, and New York and has work in various corporate collections including PNC Bank Tower in Pittsburgh and University of Kentucky.
Upcoming shows include “Gridworks Revisited” opening March 17th at New Editions Gallery in Lexington and this coming Fall, her work will be exhibited in a Contemporary Landscape Invitational at Bellarmine University’s McGrath Gallery.
Marshall holds a Master of Architecture and Bachelor or Architecture from Cornell University and the University of Kentucky, respectively. She has been a member of Enid, Generations of Women Sculptors, since 2003. She later earned a Master of Arts in Teaching in 2009 and is currently a Visual Arts teacher at North Oldham High School. For more information about her and her work visit www.shawnlmarshall.com.
Jeanne Dueber is a 4’-10" sculptor who is proof that women can make huge, heavy works that are animated with motion and feeling and that the ability to work BIG isn’t owned by men. She carves and splices many pieces of wood together to create large, expressive abstractions. She also works in many other media. Dueber has work in 15 corporate collections and over 440 works in private collections in 28 states. She was the subject of a TV documentary by KET, and has won grants from Fulbright-Hayes and the KFW. Dueber is also a member of Enid, Generations of Women Sculptors.
Shawn Marshall will be donating 10% of her sales to the Family Scholar House. As a teacher, this organization is personally meaningful to her as its mission is to help “empower families and youth to succeed in education and achieve life-long self-sufficiency.” www.familyscholarhouse.org
Because of the restorative focus of her work, Marshall has organized a free yoga and meditation class at PYRO Gallery during the span of her show.
Yoga will be Sunday 3/5/17 @ 2pm
Meditation will be Sunday 3/12/17 @ 1pm