Artist: Shawnie Personius
Shawnie Personius creates art that confronts emotional personal history through visual and poetic gestures. Personius approaches the installation and creation of her work with the structure and delivery of a free verse poem; arranging the works as they relate to stanzas, punctuations, breaths, and spacing. As refrain is used in poetry, Personius uses a repeated line or pattern to construct loose, gestural, and physically involved forms. There is a sense of urgency and obsessive need to these repetitive elements. She drifts between materials, using ceramic objects, printmaking, drawing, and video. The finished work is a place of solace and contemplation, where narrative is hidden under the abstracted layers.
Reception: Thursday April 12, 5 – 7pm
Artist Talk: 5:30pm, Prim Library Rm 320