"Cowardice Gets You Nothing" - photo by Shawn Winebrenner
Local artist Shawn Winebrenner's photo exhibition: "Ad Lucem: Masking and the Resilience of a Human Spirit", opens on Friday, December 7th with an opening reception from 6pm-8pm. The show is presented by UNC Asheville’s Department of Art & Art History and is in the S. Tucker Gallery in Owen Hall on campus and runs through December 15th.
Artist’s Statement by Shawn Winebrenner:
This body of work explores masking, a human coping mechanism used to conform to collective social pressures which often locks individuals into a continuous engagement of behavioral modification. In an attempt to please others, maintain relationships, and hold appearances, genuine emotions are frequently substituted for artificial ones. This work visually interprets the practice of masking, shown through a series of photographic images, as it relates to my own personal experiences. My hope is to initiate dialogue among people about similar life occurrences and established connections as they relate the images to their own practices of masking.
// Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9am-6pm //