On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 6:30-8:30pm, LAB at QCA presents "Textured Sights," paintings by Shenna Vaughn created to represent the fluidity of all genders. Shenna uses a variety of techniques and materials to help produce 3D works on canvas. A series of works of art in progress will be shared that consists of paintings depicting social and cultural differences rather than biological with regards to gender.  

The idea for "Textured Sights" was inspired by all of the conversations and cultural and political landscape during the last U.S. Presidential election. The concept behind this body of work is to highlight the gender gap realities around the world- in business, health, education and politics. Attendees will have an opportunity to provide the artist feedback on her work and ask questions about her process.

Wed, April 19th, 6:30pm

Queens Council on the Arts
37-11 35th Ave, Entrance on 37th St
Astoria, NY 11101

Admission: $10


Shenna’s intuitive abstract paintings tell subconscious narratives of the deep stories of the soul. Her use of warm colors sets the stage for the expression of the personal thoughts that all must confront. Her work invites the audience to enter a personal conversation of reflection and confession. While these subjects are introduced through her particular us e of pigments and textures, the symbolism used uninhibitedly exposes vulnerability.

Shenna’s use of symbols also acts as both a stabilizing balance and an ingenious hint towards her abstraction. Figures are represented by bold geometrics and hard lines, forcing the content driven work to command our attention. Yet despite the power of this technique, in reality it is only the means to an end. Shenna’s introspective work effectively acts as a reminder that it is important to listen to the story of the self. Shenna’s work is privately collected by many including Mara Schiavocampo, Beyonce Knowles, Tina Knowles and Tommy Porter. www.shennavaughn.com