Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Shannon Kringen - Self Portal: Amplified Chameleon

Shannon Kringen

I am excited to announce the opening of my friend, Shannon Kringen’s self-portrait photography show at Art/Not Terminal in Seattle on Saturday, September 6th from 7-10 pm.

(2045 Westlake Avenue Seattle, WA 98121

The talented Shannon Kringen is a multi-disciplinary artist who has been producing/directing and performing in her own one women tv show "Goddess Kring" on the Seattle Community Access Network (SCAN) for the last 12 years.

Shannon Kringen lives her art.

With a background in graphic arts, her talents take many forms. She is a photographer. She is a figure model. She writes poetry and is a performance artist. Shannon hand paints shoes and records her spoken word withiImprovisational piano music.

Back in the 1970's, I met Aaron Copeland at a computer music symposium in Tulsa, Oklahoma. When I listen to Shannon's original compositions, I am reminded of the very complex types of music samples we listened to that evening. Listen to some of Shannon’s free-form musical creations HERE.

Here is a brief video interview with Shannon:

Please click HERE if you can’t see the video.

Shannon writes:

“I tend towards being an introspective person. I use my camera to create Self Portraits that amplify and exaggerate different aspects of Myself that would otherwise remain hidden within and silent.

A chameleon like variety of Passionate Self Portrait Photographs capturing very different facets. From black and white high contrast to full color in natural light with face paint to the distorted face reflected in chrome. Images that symbolize the paradox of being one person and yet having many different sides to oneself simultaneously. The Self Portrait could be seen as a metaphor using the I to represent the Macrocasm of how many different cultures we have on the planet yet it's all one humankind.”

Take a look at Shannon’s additional work at HER WEBSITE.

1 comment:

shannon kringen said...

i love gaudi buildings. i was in barcelona and totally loved them.

Stacy Alexander