Shoshannah White: Undercurrent presents selections from a new body of work created by the artist as a result of a three-month residency at Swallowtail Lighthouse on Grand Manan Island in the Bay of Fundy in 2012, funded in part by the Maine Arts Commission with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Lying nearly 10 miles off the coast from Lubec, Maine—the easternmost point in the continental United States—Grand Manan is home to some of the strongest tides in the world. The island’s relative isolation, its dramatic natural environment, and its long history as a fishing community are all reflected in White’s psychologically charged images.
“With all my work I’m looking at surface, depth, and the space between the two,” says the artist. “This long-time investigation has most recently led me to the sea—one of our most ancient symbols of mystery. In an era of climate change and shifting landscapes, I’m interested in tapping into our timeless connection to the sea, while employing tools and techniques from across time to explore this constant yet ever changing body: water.”
Shoshannah White was born in New York, grew up in Florida, and has called Portland, Maine, home for many years. She received her BFA with honors from Savannah College of Art and Design and has studied at the Center for Creative Imaging and Maine Photographic Workshops. Her photography has been featured in publications and exhibitions internationally, and her installation work is sited throughout Maine.
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 24, 4-6pm.
CMCA is grateful for the generous support from main media sponsor Maine Home + Design magazine.