2017 Summer Exhibit
Carrie Shryock was born and raised in mid-Missouri, and her history here – both personalmemories and inherited connection to the landscape – is documented and celebrated in her painting. Shryock scenes draw on present-tense impressions of the changing colors and seasons just outside her window, as well as vintage photographs, each of which houses its own story. Tying her subjects together is the artist’s intimate connection to them, whether she’s preserved a fleeting arrangement of clouds and foliage in a sketchbook landscape, or revisited, recreated, and thus preserved an antique family snapshot. There’s a vulnerability to the open sketchbook, just as there is in the public presentation of a candid family photo, that endears viewers who share Shryock’s inclination toward preservation and rootedness.