(about the artist)
Shane McGeehan is an artist and commercial photographer currently living and working in Waverly, Pennsylvania. He has an MFA from The Ohio State University with a focus in photography, digital art, performance, and installation. Shane earned his BFA from Syracuse University in computer art while also spending a semester studying at the Rhode Island School of Design as a visiting student in photography. His creations have been shown in numerous exhibitions including Phase Shift at the Urban Arts Space (2015 Ohio), Imagine the Fantastic at the LH Horton Jr Gallery (2015 California), and a public performance at the NEPA Art Fair (2016 Pennsylvania). Shane was the recipient of a University Fellowship at OSU, the 2015 Judith Youshock Artist’s Grant, and was also awarded the grand prize of Adobe Photoshop’s international image manipulation contest. His solo show at the CameraWork Gallery in Scranton has just concluded, but he is currently planning for his next solo show at Waverly Small Works Gallery.
Shane works both individually and collaboratively with a variety of media. In Visions, Laurie Otto and himself photograph, manipulate, and construct surreal poetic narratives. In Forest Of Illumination Shane utilizes 4×5 film, large-scale printing, color changing lights, and a darkened space to put perception into question. In Dust to Dust he is photographing an object, burning it, and then making a print using the subjects own ashes. Experimentation and exploration are very important to his practice as an artist.
Shane is always questioning what photography is, how it can be redefined, and where is fits into the art world today. Although the camera is his main tool, he has been known to utilize a plethora of image capture methods including flatbed scanners, large format film, microscope optics, makeshift lenses, and even a collection of vintage cameras. When Shane is not working in his studio he enjoys arguing about art, hiking, crafting, painting, tutoring, dancing, listening to vinyl, and cooking butternut squash.