CJ Collins & Shawn Washburn
Extended through April 5, 2013
Curated by Nancy Pantirer
Opening Reception: Wednesday, December 5 from 6-8PM
Left: Shawn Washburn, Synthetic Twilight, 32” x 46”, Electronic Paintings
Right: CJ Collins, A Chorus Of She Done Him Wrong, 48” x 60”, Flashe vinyl o/c
CJ Collins began her study of art at the University of Texas in Austin but completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Santa Barbara Art Institute in 1975 under the tutorship of James Jarvaise and Matsumi Kanemitsu. After graduation, she taught painting and drawing part time at Ventura Jr College and the Ojai Art Museum. She also led a four week art student tour of Europe’s great cities and museums. A meeting with Jack Tworkov, a visiting lecturer at UCSB, inspired her to move to New York City and the following year she established her studio in an old loft space in the Tribeca area of lower Manhattan, where she lives and works.
Shawn Washburn has a AA in commercial art as well as BS from Edinboro University in PA. Early in his career he worked teaching art, he now balances his time between photography, film making and painting. He lives and works in Tribeca. In 2009 his paintings of planets were backdrop for the launch of fashion designer David Caldwell’s collection “Return of the Greenpeace Yuppies” hosted by Spin Magazine. He was a participant in the 2002 group show “Life and the City” at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), exhibited at the Manhattan Borough President’s Office and has premiered installations at the Tunnel and the gardens outside Shea Stadium during the US Open. Shawn has created promotional work for Judith Shakespeare Company, Lightning Strikes Theatre and Theatre in the Flesh. He is currently the President of the board of T.O.A.S.T. (Tribeca Open Artist Studio Tour).
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