"Musical Anatomy," by Artist-in-Residence Shawn Feeney

Shawn Feeney, "Mr. Tambourine Man." Graphite on bristol vellum. 10" x 15" Image courtesy of the artist
June 3, 2015June 28, 2015

Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, plus Friday Nights until 8:45 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception Friday Night, June 26, 6–8:30 pm: Join us in celebrating the artist’s residency with light refreshments

During his residency, Shawn Feeney will create “Musical Anatomy” works, exploring how music connects bodies, instruments, and musicians. He will primarily be working on drawings and sculptures. Reference photos, videos, and music will be presented to provide visitors with additional ways to explore the musical subjects. A custom musical guide to the de Young will be made available, highlighting works in the museum collection that involve music and sound. There will also be opportunities for music-making.

Shawn Feeney is an artist whose work embodies music through drawing, sculpture, and time-based media. His art is informed by his experiences as a musician, as a forensic artist for the New York Police, and as an artist for Lucasfilm. Shawn holds degrees in Music from Harvard, an MA from the University of Auckland, a Certificate in Forensic Facial Imaging from the FBI Academy, and a Certificate in Sound, Voice, and Music Healing from the California Institute of Integral Studies. His work has been featured at the White House, the Museum of Modern Art, and Teatro La Scala, and by Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose, The Paris Review, and The Today Show. Shawn lives and works in El Cerrito, CA.

The Artist Studio program is a part of FAMSF’s Cultural Encounters initiative designed to attract new and diverse audiences to the Museums and provide exposure to emerging artists. This program is made possible with major support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services/Museums for America. Supported in part by Genuus.