For fifteen years, Shawn Meharg worked in the entertainment industry as a scenic artist and designer. In 2001, his focus changed to fine art. Accordingly, his work shows a diversity of style and subject, all involving the reflection and absorption of light. By subtle changes in context or the physical characteristics of an otherwise simple subject, Meharg aspires to elevate object to symbol. Meharg's work is rendered with a focus on physical change over time, which may occur over many years or in a rapid moment, beckoning both an imagined past and an often precarious future.
Meharg has been showing at Stellers Gallery since beginning his fine art career.