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Prof. Whiteside’s fine art featured in solo Maryland exhibition
Professor Shaun C. Whiteside's fine art is currently being featured in a solo exhibit titled “Dark Age” at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center in Frederick, Maryland. The exhibit consists of recent paintings in acrylic and ink-on-paper by Whiteside. The theme and ominous tone of the collection of works are emblematic of the current political climate within the United States.
From the exhibition statement: “As I reflect on the state of our nation, I find our current direction deeply troubling. My recent work explores the pessimism induced by our iniquity, belligerence, statism, and our apparent inability to propose adequate solutions to today's problems. This pessimism is most apparent in my work's dark, muted colors or in the stark contrast of black and white. My hope is to engage with the public by asking them to reflect on such themes.”
Whiteside's work has been awarded First Place/Best in Show at the Bower Center for the Arts' “2016 Annual National Juried Exhibition,” the Lynchburg Art Club's 2015 “Water Ways” exhibition, the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art's "New Waves 2013" exhibition, the Jacksonville Center for the Arts' “2013 Juried Show,” and at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center's "2010 Biennial Exhibition." Whiteside has had work published in several periodicals, including twice in the International Painting Annual (INPA), published by the Manifest creative research gallery and drawing center in Cincinnati, OH. He was also a recipient of a 2011-2012 VMFA Fellowship grant. Whiteside has exhibited from California to New York, as well as in Japan, and his works are in public and private collections from Arizona to New Jersey. Mr. Whiteside's works and upcoming exhibits can be seen on his website at: www.scwhiteside.net
Whiteside's exhibit at the Delaplaine Arts Center exhibit opened on September 1, 2018 and will continue through the end of the month. The center is located at 40 S Carroll St, Frederick MD 21701, and is open Monday-Saturday 9-5:00, and Sunday 11-5:00. They can be contacted at (301) 698-0656, or e-mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.