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Shawne Major: Force Majeure and other compulsions
On view through December 3, 2023
Art Museum of Southeast Texas
Beaumont, Texas

Shawne Major (b. 1968) is an American mixed-media artist who creates two-dimensional hangings and three-dimensional sculptures. Through her mixed media collages, she explores our perceptions of reality and how they are influenced by dreams, memory, superstition, religious bias, prejudice, and fear. These influences overlay an individual’s belief systems to create personal paradigms. Major uses a variety of materials, a combination of kitsch, ersatz, craft materials, junk, and personal objects, to subvert the hierarchy of high art. These objects of popular culture are transformed through collage and intense manual labor into elite fine art objects. This exhibition will include collages and drawings.

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[Image: Shawne Major, Dactyl, 2017. Mixed media including fabric from clothing, costume jewelry, phone charger and other electric cords, Christmas lights, plastic produce nets, yarn, cord fabric trim, hand sewn onto window screen, 36″ x 23″.]