“There is a logical sequence of revelations in the process of art making, of trial-and-error and cause-and-effect. Everything is interrelated and yields what I do today. I grew up in rural Kansas. I drove tractors and combines and gazed at the horizon that was everywhere. Going around and around and around, is all part of that history. These works are that four-way intersection of looking ahead and looking back, balancing the tangible and intangible. It is a grounding process.”
Lee Shiney is a full-time painter and kinetic sculptor whose art and “art-making-art” machines are responses to high-art, art accessibility, and personal illness. Homemade turntables, spray devices, and paint dripping machines are some of the hardware used in his painting processes. Recycling and repurposing is an ongoing theme, as is constant experimentation with non-traditional painting surfaces. He was part of the three-person “InterACTIVE” exhibition at the Wichita Art Museum from 2008 through 2010, and divides his time between commission work, shows in the midwest, and artist residencies in schools through Arts Partners Wichita.
The 5.4.7 Arts Center is located at 204 W. Wisconsin Ave., Greensburg, KS 67054.