OLD NATURE, NEW PATH

Jacksonville native Shannon Estlund captivated the art world through her prismic use of color, texture, and repeated form through abstraction to explore “places and objects that both capture the senses in a direct experiential way, and function as metaphors for archetypal situations.” The site-specific installation Between Here and There is her field report through a palette of colors both lush and somber, using paintings (pictured, from left: Ghost Tree, oil on canvas, 48” x 48”, 2015; and Mesh, acrylic on canvas, 48” x 48”, 2016) and sculpture to offer us a deeper view into the natural world that elevates the realm of outdoor environments into the ruminative, prototypical, and mystical. Local art lovers looking for a literal paradigm shift viewing the sometimes-predictability of naturalscapes may surrender to Estlund’s singular territory of beauty saturated into a whole ’nother realm. 

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october, 2021

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