Our Spotlight Solo Artist for the month of April is Ernest Shaw, with dual exhibitions The Corona Suite and The Crossroads Series. For over 55 years, Shaw has made and exhibited his sculpture, paintings, drawings, and photographs throughout the United States. He has work in over 50 museum, university, and municipal collections, and has had numerous gallery shows and six one-person museum exhibitions of his work, including at the Williams College Art Museum.
This exhibit brings together two current bodies of work. One, The Corona Suite, consists of paintings on paper, a visual ‘journal’ of some 150 works, that explore the feelings, tonalities, disrupted rhythms, and emotional carnage that descended on us in the Covid years. The second, The Crossroads Series, continues a four-year exploration integrating photography, drawing, painting, and printing around the questions of mortality, our time, and place in the order of things.