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If Walls Could Talk Art Exhibit at Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery

Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery 3620 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, California NOVEMBER 10TH THROUGH DECEMBER 3RD 2016 Influenced by family life and the daily ways we interact with our dwellings, Shannon Kaye makes art with typical building materials and tools from latex paint, plywood, and furniture wax, to sandpaper, paintbrushes and trowels. Some of the paintings are covered with journaling, the story of dreams or thoughts, the featured image inspired by a conversation she imagines having with her grandmother, Artie. Shannon's work takes the form of still life, collage, pattern studies, landscape, and memoirs that evoke a nostalgic sense of places in time. My ideas are driven by rhythm, pattern, and color, and the writings represent those interactions between our decorated surroundings and the stories...

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My Conversation with Anthology Magazine

I was introduced to Anh-Minh, Co-Editor of Anthology Magazine a few years ago when she was looking for local interior designers for a San Francisco Chronicle article. A regular contributor to the Chronicle and many other publications, I had no idea that soon she'd be starting her own beautiful, artfully curated new magazine, Anthology, and eventually featuring my home! What a treat, an honor, to get that call and then meet talented photographer, LIz Daly, and gifted stylist, Bryson Gill who took over my home in the most beautiful way. They were so fun to work with and so focused on sharing my home and work in a flattering light. I've spent years working with people in their homes, teaching...

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Florals and stripes; the classics re-interpreted

[caption id="attachment_9049" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="I painted the background of this piece at a couple of years ago. I always envision the background of my paintings first having no idea what I'll paint on top until I'm satisfied with the backdrop. The unfinished painting sat in my studio for a long time before I picture these dahlias exploding on the classic motif I created in blue and green."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_9055" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="As soon as I finished the painting, I knew it would become another of my re-invention pieces. But it was several month before I saw this little nightstand, already painted blue, at a flea market."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_9052" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="I repainted the dresser a deeper blue with a more...

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Navajo Geometric - design and repeat

[caption id="attachment_9034" align="alignleft" width="351" caption="I painted this piece earlier this year during my self-imposed 'painting-a-week' challenge. It's a combination of the Native American prints I grew to love as a child when my father would come home with gifts from his work visits to Indian reservations."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_9033" align="alignleft" width="480" caption="I added this black row of  a stencil I designed called 'love birds' because the colors felt like a celebration of history and present life woven together"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_9041" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="Then I found this cool table at the flea market. The dimensions on top are almost exactly that of my painting. Seemed like destiny stepped in front of me."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_9040" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="So I stripped off the old...

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Paisley Floral Painting re-visited

[caption id="attachment_9022" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="I painted this floral about three years ago- it was the first in what has become a series of floral paintings"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_9020" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="I had the painting printed on linen and create this pillow in the same dimensions, 20x16", with a custom organic kapok insert. This piece is printed and made in San Francisco, the insert is made in North Carolina"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_9021" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="It fits beautifully with other paintings I've recreated as pillows"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_9019" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="Recently I found a vintage artist's palette and decoupaged a linen print of my painting onto the back side. The back still shows the wear marks of the thumb hole and scraped paints from the...

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