Created and Sold by Jay Shinn

Jay Shinn

Celestial Candyland

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Titled Celestial Candyland, this site-specific work combines two-dimensional geometric patterns on the wall superimposed with a slow tempo of choreographed, color-changing pattern projections. The resulting “moiré effect” is a visual perception that occurs from the offset patterns, producing interesting and beautiful illusions from the shifting layers. It was created by Jay Shinn at the ticketing area of George Bush Intercontinental Airport. He took inspiration from the sky in designing the artwork’s dissolving color changes to evoke peacefulness, meditative wonder, and calm.

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Jay Shinn

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Jay Shinn lives and works in Dallas and New York. He received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and is an alumnus of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His residencies have included the international Art Omi program in New York; Takt Residency, Berlin, Germany; Virginia Center for Creative Arts; and the School of Visual Arts, New York. His exhibitions include Galerie Knoerle & Baetting, Winterthur, Switzerland; Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX; Leila Heller Gallery, NYC; the Drake Hotel, Toronto; Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas; Mixed Greens, NYC; Kunstverein Neukoln, Berlin, Germany; Stunden 48, Berlin, Germany; and the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas. In 2014, Shinn exhibited at Art Paris Art Fair, London 2014, and The Unpainted for new media in Munich. In the summer of 2016, Shinn will unveil a permanent public installation at the Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston, Texas. Shinn's work is in numerous permanent collections including DFW International Airport, Houston Hobby Airport, Microsoft Corporation, Fidelity Investments, Tom Ford Collection, Langham Hotel (Chicago), W Hotel (Dallas), and The State Department (Washington, D.C.), among others.”

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