(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 group exhibitions including the Phase Shift at the Urban Arts Space (2015 Ohio), Geometry at the Hera Gallery (2015 Rhode Island), Imagine the Fantastic at the LH Horton Jr Gallery (2015 California), as well as a public performance piece at the NEPA Art Fair (2016 Pennsylvania). Last year Shane was awarded the Judith Youshock Artist’s Grant to assist in his solo show Altered States at AFA Gallery in Scranton, PA in March of 2016.
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, tutoring, dancing, listening to vinyl, and cooking butternut squash.