Artist Sharon Shapiro Mounts Exhibit in Georgia

Provocative solo exhibition will feature themes with an electric interplay of power and sexuality

Atlanta, GA, August 02, 2007 --( Artist Sharon Shapiro has always been fascinated by the conflict between inner and outer existence, which is evident in her sometimes controversial subject matter. Her art speaks to subtle and provocative themes, with a spin on the electric interplay of power and sexuality. “I explore some of the subconscious elements that are so often the driving forces behind everyday behavior, including the roles of women and children in our society,” says the artist.

Shapiro, who received her BFA from the Atlanta College of Art, has been nationally exhibited in Atlanta, New York, Chicago and Boston. In addition, her work has been included in a group show at the Corcoran Museum – which Shapiro considers a proud accomplishment. Many of these exhibitions reflect the themes of contradiction: perception and reality, desires in adult and child, innocence and menace. “I believe that somewhere in the push-pull of these diverse drives lies something vital, an important resource to be mined,” says Shapiro.

Shapiro’s current projects include an upcoming solo exhibition at Brenau University Galleries in Gainesville, Georgia (north of Atlanta), featuring a catalogue of her most recent works. It is Shapiro’s goal to take this exhibition to other university museums across the country. She explains: “It’s an honor for me to share my work not only with the artistic community, but with students of art. University venues not only provide an opportunity to showcase my work but, they give me an opportunity to share my experience with up-and-coming artists. Teaching and mentoring are a very important part of what I do.”

The exhibition opens August 14 and will continue until October 7, 2007. Special artist talk & discussion by Sharon on September 6. Brenau University Galleries is located at 500 Washington Street, SE, Gainesville, GA 30501.

Sharon Shapiro