Ann Shelton – The Suffragette, Blackberry (Rubus fruticosus)

Winning Bid: $5,300.00

Ann Shelton
The Suffragette, Blackberry (Rubus fruticosus), 2017
Pigment print Edition 1/6 – plus 2 AC’s. 1160 x 880 mm

Shelton’s most recent research is manifest though plant-based photographic constructions engaging plant, gender focused, and anthropogenic narratives or histories, in particular the intersection of these histories with human knowledge systems and or with feminisms. For Shelton making photographs comes with a complex potential agency and set of overwhelming ethical and moral margins that are at the heart of the medium’s difficult ontology. Combining photography, performance, doubling, spoken, textual and printed matter to open up what can be critiqued as the seamless, closed and singular nature of photographic objects, Shelton employs these interventions in an attempt to question and to complicate the singular status of photographic meaning, rendering her images more mobile, multiple, insecure and stammering. Specialist valuation NZ$8,000.00


Artist Bio:

Ann Shelton (MFA, UBC, Canada) was born in New Zealand. Shelton’s mid-career review exhibition Dark Matter: Ann Shelton, curated by Zara Stanhope (now at QUGOMA), was hosted by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki in November 2016 and toured to Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū in December 2017. In April 2019 Shelton presented the project jane says in New York, her first solo exhibition in the US, at Denny Dimin Gallery in Tribeca. Shelton’s work has been shown widely internationally and extensively throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. Her works are included in numerous public and private collections throughout NZ and the US. Shelton is Honorary Research Fellow in Photography at Whiti o Rehua, School of Art Massey University. More info via

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Auction started October 2, 2020 6:00 am