Shannon Curry Hartmann
"Art is always the replacement of indifference by attention." - Guy Davenport
A practicing artist for much of her life, Shannon brings to this curatorial project the knowledge that strong visual work changes the energy in a room. And in the world. She is excited to work on this project on the Lower East Side, the hub of an emerging art collective sensibility and the place where cerebral meets sassy.
Shannon is from New England, has lived on both coasts and has called New York home for ten years. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland and Masters of Fine Art from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts / Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Pop- up gallery CollectiCo presented its inaugural Group Show from October 2 - December 28, 2012. Works on paper, limited edition prints, paintings, books, photographs and small objects activated the gallery two and three-dimensionally.
Collecting can take on different meanings in the hands of visual artists. Some collect and re-order as process and others amass images in an effort to make meaning in the world. Some frequently work in series or multiples and a sense of accumulation permeates the work.
Central ideas of this show concerned collection and abundance. Frequent curatorial rotation of the work generated brisk energy and ineffable echoes of the best experiences in New York; being at the right place at the right time.