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Print, gouache, pen

11 x 13 inches framed

Courtesy of Finnegan Shannon

Starting bid: $1,000

Estimaged value: $1,800-$3,000

As moCa Cleveland’s second esteemed Getting to Know resident artist, Finnegan Shannon's project-based work confronts ableist norms with humor and sincerity. As part of their residency, Shannon co-organized Don’t mind if I do, a fall 2023 seating-centric exhibition that ArtNews named one of the most defining shows of the year. Shannon created Public clock idea for this event; it extends from the artist’s fascination with “day” clocks that redefine time through the lens of disability culture. By overlaying a photo of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s entry lobby with a day clock, Shannon playfully upends conventional measurements of time and progress as they relate to museums.

Finnegan Shannon

Public clock idea, Cleveland 1, 2024


Finnegan Shannon

Finnegan Shannon (they/them) is a project-based artist. They experiment with forms of access that intervene in ableist structures with humor, earnestness, rage, and delight. Some of their recent work includes Anti-Stairs Club Lounge, an ongoing project that gathers people together who share an aversion to stairs; Alt-Text as Poetry, a collaboration with Bojana Coklyat that explores the expressive potential of image description; and Do You Want Us Here or Not, a series of benches and cushions designed for exhibition spaces. They have done projects with Banff Centre, Queens Museum, the High Line, MMK Frankfurt, the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, and Nook Gallery. Their work has been supported by a 2018 Wynn Newhouse Award, a 2019 residency at Eyebeam, 2020 grant from Art Matters Foundation, and a 2022 grant from The Canada Council for the Arts. Their work has been written about in Art in America, BOMB Magazine, The Believer, and the New York Times. They live and work in Brooklyn, NY.

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