Last Week of Sky Shineman's Surfacing Exhibition at Central Library

Dyed canvas and bleach
The exhibition titled Surfacing: The Paintings of Sky Shineman is scheduled to open on August 15, 2013 in the Fourth Floor Exhibition Gallery of the Central Library located at 2100 Park Place. An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, August 17 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the Fourth Floor Board Room. The exhibition runs through September 20, 2013 and is on view during regular hours of operation.

“In painting I am interested in physical processes and phenomenal imagery", Shineman states of the work in the “Surfacing” series. "By employing reductive methods such as sanding and bleaching, I attempt to bring awareness to the tactile qualities of the painting object while creating imagery that is connected to its making. Ideally the process and the product overlap and enrich one another providing a multi-sensory experience. The complex relationship between how something looks and how it has come to being is the compelling question behind the Surfacing series.”

Surfacing (Vision)
Oil and spray paint on canvas
Shineman is Assistant Professor of Art in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She received her MFA in Studio Art from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and BS in English Education from Ohio State. She has shown in various galleries, museums, and art shows around the country including the Alabama State Council on the Arts Gallery in Montgomery, Alabama and the SICA7thAnnual International Exhibition at the Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts in Long Branch, New Jersey.  Her many honors include the University of Alabama Research Grants Committee Award for a project titled Personal Modernism: Relating Through Painting (2012) and the Best in Show Purchase Award at the 26th Annual  West Alabama Juried Show (2010).