Marie Shannon – notes on love.
Aimée Ralfini chats with the artist about love, loss and how it feels to have something so explicitly private so publically objectified.
Recorded live for Art Ache – 15.07.19
Podcast link HERE.
Marie Shannon is one of New Zealand’s most singular and noted photographers. Art Ache presents works from her Love Notes (2005) series.
In this campaign, love notes shared between her and partner, artist Julian Dashper (now deceased), have been photographed and presented on black like visual memorials. Changing into artefacts of memory, love and loss.
Such personal content presented in such a highly public arena will undoubtedly engage emotions one would not expect to encounter whilst on the morning commute.
Details of work: On display 1st July–31st August 2019.
Located on LUMO Digital billboards in and around Auckland city. Locations will be changing weekly.
This week’s locations are 15-17 Sturdee St, 206 Victoria St West, and 319 New North Road, Kingsland. Keep an eye on Art Ache’s Instagram and website for location updates and other information.
Both artists are represented by Trish Clark Gallery.
Marie Shannon‘s survey exhibition is currently travelling the country, developed by Dunedin Public Art Gallery in 2017. Later exhibited at both Wellington’s Adam Art Gallery and Christchurch Art Gallery, Rooms found only in the home, is on display at Auckland’s Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery until August 25th.
Widget artwork: Marie Shannon Across the Water, 1988 – Courtesy of Trish Clark Gallery.