Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Shannon Sadulsky has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.
Shannon is an award winning photographer based in Limerick, Maine. Shannon was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #11. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.
Shannon’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to over 350+ major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting her photography in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.
Below is Shannon’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.
Fine art photographer Shannon Sadulsky is often mistaken for a painter. Even though she has explored painting as well as many other mediums, the look and feel of the impressionistic and surreal styles that she is influenced by show strongly in her chosen medium of photography. She has used photography to create fine art for 30 years. “Creating an illusion is really what motivates me. Water and clouds created out of unusual objects or abstract pieces created out of the ordinary images. I wouldn’t be satisfied by just photographing the world around me. I need more of a creating process. I need to manipulate my subject.”
A good example is a recent landscape series where she created impressionistic landscapes. Forming her miniature scenes out of everyday objects such as plastic wrap, tissue paper or tin foil, she presents the viewer with dream-like scenes that are often mistaken as paintings or actually photographed landscapes. “I just want the viewer to experience a unique piece of art. A unique piece of photography. A piece doesn’t always start with a meaning or motive for me. Just a general idea. The process of creating is where all that happens for me. I really want to do justice to the practice of using photography in a way that rivals the painting as fine art. Thank you Alfred Stieglitz!”
Shannon attended Parsons School of Design and her background is in commercial photography, photo styling/ assisting and textile design.
Using photography to create my artwork stems from a lifelong interest in photography as fine art. Creating surreal and impressionistic pieces that are heavily focused on the quality of light and subject matter derived from unexpected objects is a consistent theme in my work. The designing of small sets prior to taking the image, or manipulation of the image after, is as much a part of the creative process as taking the picture. I’ve always been intrigued by art that is really an illusion. Creating mountains out of paper. Water out of plastic. Mirroring or blending of images to create entirely new subject matter. The surprise of, and interest in, how an image was created is the most satisfying part of being an artist.
Shannon’s website is: www.sadulskyart.com