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SENIOR EXHIBITION 2005
April 16 - May 15         Burke Gallery & Myers Lobby Gallery

Anthony AllenMatt BlodgettJack BrandEleanor BrennesholtzVel CapewellIvy CareyGenessa Chamberlain
Daniel ChristieMeghan DresslerGustavo EspinalMotoko HiraiwaEstelle HubbardJeremy IaquintoChristina Kerr
Kari KippMichelle MentonSamantha OrtegaAlison ParisiAdam PlassKelli RabideauKevin SabourinShanna Sweeney
Stanley TrelaJaclyn WeldonKelly WhitfordTakara WilliamsAshley Wolff

Shanna Sweeney
Thumbnail; photography - Self at 21, 1
213. Self at 21, 1,
 photography, b & w digital print
10.5 x 15.75
Thumbnail; photography - Allyson at 17, 1
214. Allyson at 17, 1,
 photography, b & w digital print
10.5 x 15.75
Thumbnail; photography - Mom at 46, 2
215. Mom at 46, 2,
 photography, b & w digital print
10.5 x 15.75
Thumbnail; photography - Allyson at 17, 2
216. Allyson at 17, 2,
 photography, b & w digital print
10.5 x 15.75
Thumbnail; photography - Allyson at 17, 3
217. Allyson at 17, 3,
 photography, b & w digital print
10.5 x 15.75
Thumbnail; photography - Self at 21, 2
218. Self at 21, 2,
 photography, b & w digital print
10.5 x 15.75
Thumbnail; photography - Allyson at 17, 4
219. Allyson at 17, 4,
 photography, b & w digital print
10.5 x 15.75
Thumbnail; photography - Alivia at 6
220. Alivia at 6,
 photography, b & w digital print
10.5 x 15.75
Thumbnail; photography - Mom at 46, 1
221. Mom at 46, 1,
 photography, b & w digital print
10.5 x 15.75
Thumbnail; photography - Alivia Guised in Tulle, 1
222. Alivia Guised in Tulle, 1,
 photography, b & w digital print
10.5 x 15.75
Thumbnail; photography - Alivia Guised in Tulle, 2
223. Alivia Guised in Tulle, 2,
 photography, b & w digital print
10.5 x 15.75
Thumbnail; photography - Alivia Guised in Tulle, 3
224. Alivia Guised in Tulle, 3,
 photography, b & w digital print
10.5 x 15.75
Thumbnail; photography - Alivia Guised in Tulle, 4
225. Alivia Guised in Tulle, 4,
 photography, b & w digital print
10.5 x 15.75
Image, Guised in Tulle
Guised in Tulle, B & W digital print 11 x 14"
I began my college career as a painting and drawing student. After transferring to Plattsburgh State and taking a few photography classes, I became aware of how much happier I was making art in this medium. However, the skills and the creative eye that I had developed from years of painting were never forgotten. With this knowledge, I found I was able to transfer these skills from painting to photography. Some of my photographs are simply about light and shadow, while others have a deeper meaning. They are about discovering beauty where it isn’t usually found.

Currently my work is going in an unexpected direction. This series is about the sensuality, femininity, and the beauty of girls at different ages in life. Although most of my models are family members, it is not a generational series. Instead, because of the anonymity of a lot of the images, it is a series about the cultural influences on women and their sensuality throughout several decades.

I attempt to make the ordinary extraordinary and to make you look at things in a way you normally wouldn’t.
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