Shannon Faseler is a visual artist from the USA who stayed with us during in January 2017. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where she received a BFA in Studio art. She also holds a MFA in painting and drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Upon graduating in Chicago, Shannon moved to California, where she exhibited, taught and ran a University Gallery. Recently she has moved back to Austin, Texas where she continues a rigorous studio practice in addition teaching, exhibiting and curating. In her down time, she enjoys all outdoor activities with her husband and yellow Labrador retriever ‘star’.
Shannon works in a variety of media, She strongly believes in an interdisciplinary approach to the visual arts. ”Aesthetics of Decay” is a series of paintings, drawings, video and installations that challenge their customary view of aesthetics in the natural world. Rather than perceiving and representing a factual reality, her work is an illusion fabricated to conjure the imagination.
Her works are based on climate change and its visual effects on the planet including flood, glaciers and drought affected landscapes. They evoke the fragility and instability of our seemingly tangible reality. Subjective associations are made based on formal parallels that encourage the viewer to make new personal associations. Her work deals with the documentation of events while focusing on aesthetics and representation. Also, her practice is research based. She uses her own photography, documentary photography, climate change graphs and statistics as well as credible academic articles and texts on the subject of climate change as a foundation for her work. Currently, She is visually deconstructing the glacial landscape and formally reconstructing the forms and shapes. These works illustrate the futility of rebuilding the glacial landscape, like attempting to complete a puzzle when the pieces have changed shape.
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Thank You, Shannon!