APRIL 7TH 2017
KITTY HAWK GALLERY 125 N. MAIN ST. SEBASTOPOL, CA
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAYAPRIL 7TH 2017 5:00 TO 8:00
GYPSY TREASURE BOXES
Shawn E. Hall loves finding treasures. As a child she collected small things and hid them under her bed in cigar boxes she found on the family farm. She loved the way the boxes smelled and how they reminded her of her Grandpa. At the end of the day she would hide under her covers with her ‘Give a Show Projector’ for light and look through her boxes of goodies over and over again; it made her feel safe. And nightly, her mother would have to come into her room to turn off the glowing plastic projector under the sheets next to her sleeping little girl.
As Shawn’s passion for treasures matured, it lead her to seek out and photograph Antique Markets all over the world. With this photography show she pulls her cigar boxes from under the bed and shares her photos in her signature Gypsy Style.
Shawn E. Hall has been carrying her camera on her travels for the last 30 years. As a commercial designer she looks for textures, colors and elements to bring back to her projects. Flea Markets became her passion. Along the backroads and alleyways, boulevards and dirt paths, Shawn has photographed simple treasures and castaways captured in Antique markets from Paris to Buenos Aires; from Morocco, Italy and Spain to Puerto Rico and the states. Her eye, trained on uncovering architectural elements and authentic folk art is able to reveal treasures others often overlook. But for Shawn it has become her signature gypsy style.