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June 28 - July 21, 2019

Shannon Gilbert

Collapsible art for an uncertain future. Paintings and more.
smallspace Gallery

Opening Reception
Friday, June 28, 2019
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public

Closing Artist Talk
Sunday, July 21, 2019
2:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public

>> June/July 2019 News Release (PDF)

Artist Statement

I collect images and use collage as the initial mechanism to develop ideas. My studio practice examines multiple approaches to making art. My work allows me to explore the environment at a particular moment and to freeze the forms that represent that moment in time. We shape our environment and we are shaped by our environment. Our memories shape our reality, but memory is faulty and relative to the one remembering. These dreamscapes are meditations on the changing environment and the enormity of all that is unprotected and all the things that will irrevocably be changed in the future. Each work is collapsable and can be folded or rolled into a portable size in the event of an uncertain future.


Unprotected is Shannon Gilbertís debut solo exhibition, featuring new paintings and mixed media work. Abstraction and realism coalesce in the emulsion saturating raw pendulous canvases. Shannon creates composite landscapes from her experiences, focusing on natural resources, energy and water.

Shannon Gilbert lives in Richmond, Virginia. She earned her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2018.

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