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South Shore Music Circus Gallery

May - August 2017
Shannon McDonald

Artist Statement

Navigating relationships can be fascinating and fear inducing. I have found myself searching for words, often too scared to voice my feelings. At the beginning of a relationship, every word or expression has a consciousness- an attached elation or fear of how you will be received by this potential partner. Are some words spoken too soon? Have I missed my opportunity? These pieces explore the idea of finding those key declarative words that can be extremely painful, joyous or just plain hard to say. While exploring my own vulnerability I feel I become more comfortable expressing myself in those relationships.


Shannon McDonald graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Photography & Electronic Imaging (2004). After graduation she worked as a Curatorial Assistant at the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University. In 2006, she began work at Panopticon Gallery of Photography where I eventually assumed the position of Gallery Director. It was during this time that she found her true passion for mixed media collage. She was searching for a more tactile experience with art and began cutting up her own photographs. She resides on the South Shore where she creates all of her artwork.