Carrie Shannon

Carrie

Shannon

Contracommon

Glass House

2020, Acrylic, charcoal on canvas, 48 x 48 in

$
1250

Carrie

Shannon

Contracommon

John Wayning

2020, Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 in

$
875

Carrie

Shannon

Contracommon

The Depths

2020, Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 in

$
1250

Carrie

Shannon

Contracommon

In the Light

2020, Acrylic on wood, 20 x 20 in

$
800

Carrie

Shannon

Contracommon

The Nightly Moon

2019, Watercolor on paper, 24 x 18 in

$
0

Carrie

Shannon

Contracommon

The Tie That Blinds

2020, Acrylic and silk on canvas, 36 x 48 in

$
1500
Carrie Shannon - Studio Tour

A tour of Carrie Shannon's studio at Contracommon.

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Carrie Shannon Studio tour

A studio tour of Carrie Shannon�s studio and an early peak at new works in progress that will be part of an upcoming gallery show Dec. 4th at Contra Common

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Carrie Shannon

An artist talk discussing her work at Contra Common and upcoming shows

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Carrie Shannon

12700 Hill Country Blvd

Suite F-140

Carrie Shannon

About the Artist

Carrie Loftis Shannon is a painter from Austin, Texas and works in Acrylic, Mixed Medium and Watercolor on both canvas and fine paper. She focuses primarily on color, fluidity and the emotions in which her paintings emanate. Themes of creation, humanity, duality, spiritual propensities, and the fluidity of emotion run through her works. Carrie Loftis Shannon attended the Weitzenhoffer School of Fine Arts on scholarship from the University of Oklahoma, while there she obtained a Bachelor's Degree with an emphasis in Modern Dance and Classical Ballet. Upon graduating, she was awarded the College's esteemed Buffalo Mask Award, celebrating the embodiment of a true artist. Carrie grew up painting from an early age and is a self-taught painter.

Artist Statement

Over the course of quarantine and the global pandemic, my focus has narrowed to the universal longing for joy, peace and contentment. My most recent work examines the human desire to connect - and the obstacles that create the widening expanse of separateness in the human condition. I find myself continually returning to worldly shortcomings directly attributed to existences separate from God. This separation manifests itself in the form of pride, selfishness, chaotic emotions, desires, and fears. I create to illuminate suffering, both internal and external. It is my hope to expose the viewer's relationship to humanity and reconcile our greatest emotional need - to be loved and love in return - pure, kind, unbiased, hopeful, empathetic, and connected love.

In order to produce raw and unfiltered emotional snapshots, I work with quick expressive mark making. This style alludes to a composition of choreographed fluidity of emotions with imaginative exploration attributed to as a performer. The brush strokes in my most current pieces are smooth, sensitive and even rhythmic, flowing on the canvas surface with a grace only attributed to that of a dancer. The use of vernal colors in an almost balletic composition becomes the vehicle to bestow a momentary breath of calm in a cultural time of unrest.