This exhibition at Whitman Works Company presents the work of acclaimed Rochester artist Shawn Conn. His latest series of paintings explores the contrasts within our thoughts and emotions. In these portraits of both “regular” and iconic people, Mr. Conn conveys the light and dark within the human soul that connects and grounds us all. This show also features a new set of abstracts that use depth and texture to further explore and challenge these ideas. The exhibition is on display in the Whitman Works Company Gallery from April 6 through April 27, 2019. 


About the Artist:

Shawn Conn began his formal art training at the Rochester Institute of Technology, studying painting and illustration under the tutelage of mentors such as Judd Williams, Steve Loar and Fred Meyer. Following four years of military service, Shawn focused on becoming a successful tattooist and freelance illustrator. However, his first love – painting – was never far from his mind. In 2006, he began to paint in earnest, working fervently to define his style and his artistic voice. Over the last several years Mr. Conn has exhibited his work in numerous group shows, both in the United States and internationally.