Show and Tell: Artists Talk and Answer Questions with Shawn Dulaney and  Hugh Crawford

On Tuesday, February 7 , 2011 from 8-10 p.m. at The Old Stone House

Remember Show and Tell in elementary school? When you got a chance to bring something in from home to show your class. It was simple, innocent, and fun.

Show and Tell: Artists Talk and Answer Questions will attempt to conjure the innocence and wonder of those experiences. In the cozy upstairs gallery at The Old Stone House in Park Slope, painter Shawn Dulaney and photographer Hugh Crawford will answer questions about their work and their creative process. An informal gathering with wine and light refreshments, the artists will explore the themes that inspire their work and their reasons for making it. For the audience, it’s a chance to go behind the scenes of the the creative process and find out the why’s, what’s and how’s of an artistic endeavor.
Says organizer Hugh Crawford (whose work is currently on view at The Old Stone House): “I have found that talking with others about my work brings to light aspects I was not consciously aware aware of while making it. It is a big part of the creative process and often fuels more work.”

Come be inspired!

Shawn Dulaney’s work is currently on view at the Sears Peyton Gallery in Chelsea. Her style, a layered construction of color merging to form spacious abstractions, has been described by William Zimmer of the New York Times as belonging to “a very strong tradition, that of 19th-century Northern European Romanticism in which nature was seen as corresponding to human emotional states.” He says of her work, “Ms. Dulaney makes it clear that her inner life is very much a part of each painting, and this alone distinguishes it from most abstraction…Shawn Dulaney is deliberately out for grandeur. but she is also out for intimacy. Her paintings take advantage of their innate ambiguity and declare themselves to be very current in the thinking that lies behind them.”

Shawn Dulaney has worked as a painter for over three decades, exhibiting nationwide. Her paintings can be found in extensive public collections worldwide-the Hunterdon Museum of Art in New Jersey, the Trump International Hotel in New York, The Venetia Resort in Macan, China, as well as in the private collections of author Annie Proulx, actor Steve Buscemi, artist Jo Andres and musician Stuart Copeland.

Hugh Crawford studied photography and received a BA from Bard College, and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, New York Magazine and Tattler.  His fine art work has been exhibited in numerous galleries in NYC and San Francisco. A recipient of a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, he was also an artist-in-residence at ArtPark in Buffalo, NY. He is currently at work on a book about Polaroid photographer Jamie Livingston. His photos can be seen daily on the No Words Daily Pix feature of Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn. 

Show and Tell: Artists Talk and Answer Questions
Tuesday, February 7, 2012  8-10 p.m
The Old Stone House

Third Street between Fourth and Fifth avenues in Park Slope
Due to park construction, enter on the 4th Avenue side of the house