Thursday, February 11th, 2021
7 pm EST
Artist Ann Shelton and critic Claire Voon in conversation about the artist’s current virtual exhibition “A Lovers’ Herbal” . They discussed the evolution of Shelton’s work and how her practice was affected by a visit to New York City in 2019.
Ann Shelton is recognised as one of New Zealand’s leading photographic artists. Shelton completed a Master of Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia (2001), Vancouver and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (1995) from Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland University. In 2016 Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki developed the major mid-career survey exhibition Dark Matter: Ann Shelton curated by Zara Stanhope, which toured to Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū in 2017. Recent exhibitions include jane says, Denny Dimin Gallery, New York (2019), Invisible Traces, Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castelló, Spain curated by Mercedes Vicente (2014), in a forest (excerpts), The Australian Center for Photography, Sydney, Australia (2012), Dark Sky at The Adam Art Gallery, Wellington curated by Geoffery Batchen and Tina Barton (2012), Images Recalled (Bilder auf Abruf), Germany, Tobias Berger and Esther Ruelfs (2009), and a way of calling at Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne curated by Melissa Keys.
Claire Voon is a freelance writer and critic based in Chicago. She is also a contributing editor at Borderless Magazine, a nonprofit news outlet that covers the U.S. immigration system. She was previously an assistant editor at Chicago Magazine and a staff writer at Hyperallergic. Her writing on museum politics, artist-run spaces, emerging artists, and more has been featured in publications including The New York Times, ARTnews, The Brooklyn Rail, Artsy, and Teen Vogue. Visit Claire Voon’s website.