Category: Ann Shelton

April 15, 2021 Press

Ann Shelton in Contemporary Hum: “Ann Shelton’s Strange Flowers Set the Stage”

by Katie White  |  guest editor: Chloe Lane  |  published 14.04.21 New York-based writer Katie White talked to Wellington artist Ann Shelton about her recent virtual exhibition ‘A Lovers’ Herbal’ at Manhattan’s Denny Dimin Gallery. ​ I called photographer Ann Shelton at her home in Wellington, New Zealand one day in late February 2021. It was 5pm and I was sitting at my kitchen-table-turned-desk in Brooklyn, New York, as the winter sunlight was quickly fading, evaporating into darkness. It was…Read More


March 03, 2021 Press

Ann Shelton’s ‘A Lovers’ Herbal’ reviewed in Artforum

ANN SHELTON by Wendy Vogel If you google “herbal abortion,” sisterzeus.com might be one of your top online search results. The throwback GeoCities-era website, which describes itself as “a women’s guide to synergistic fertility management,” offers information—after clicking through several disclaimers—about plants that could induce menstruation (emmenagogues) and abortion (abortifacients). In 2015, the New Zealand–based photographer Ann Shelton began researching and taking pictures of herbs that have historically been used to control female fertility. In her ongoing series “jane says,”…Read More

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February 09, 2021 Events

In Conversation: Artist Ann Shelton and Critic Claire Voon

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. Watch the full recording: PRESS: “Editors’ Picks: 13 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week” in Artnet “Ann Shelton: A Lovers’ Herbal” in Arts Intel Report by Air Mail, February Newsletter 2021…Read More

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February 08, 2021 Outside Exhibitions

Ann Shelton in PHOTO 2021

Ann Shelton’s new work ‘an invitation to dance’ was commissioned by Photo Australia and the Metro Tunnel Creative Program for PHOTO 2021. PHOTO 20201 An International Festival of Photography in Melbourne, Australia February 2 – March 7, 2021 Photo Australia produces Australasia’s largest and most significant photography event. Delivered in collaboration with over 40 cultural institutions, museums, galleries and universities, the Festival features free exhibitions, outdoor displays and artist commissions in Melbourne and across regional Victoria, alongside events and education…Read More

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December 12, 2019 Press

Ann Shelton in Art Collector

ANN SHELTON: CLOSE TO THE WIND A new exhibition by one of New Zealand’s most lauded lens-based practitioners Ann Shelton explores female experiences of representation, control, fertility and trauma. Words: Sue Gardiner Photography: Bonnie Beattie The politics of the body is currently coalescing around social control of women’s reproductive health. Here in New Zealand and Australia, progressing abortion decriminalisation bills have led to fresh and often raw debates while in the USA, several states have passed or are proposing to…Read More


November 05, 2019 Artists, Press

Ann Shelton Interviewed in Evergreen Review

Ann Shelton interviewed by Joy Garnett Art by Ann Shelton Joy Garnett: Please give us some background about yourself and your development as a photographer: How did you come to be interested in exploring the relationship between photography and violence and the viewer in your work? Ann Shelton: I grew up in small-town Aotearoa New Zealand, in the South Island, where the landscape is complex and profoundly beautiful. I had access to the coveted lands of the Southern Alps and Otago,…Read More

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May 17, 2019 Artists, Press

Ann Shelton in artnet news

This Artist Arranged Botanical Abortifacients Into Stunning Floral Designs for a Timely Show About a Woman’s Right to Control Her Fertility Ann Shelton uses a Japanese style of floral arrangement to craft beautiful photos of the herbs and flowers historically thought to induce miscarriages. By: Sarah Cascone, May 17, 2019 Ann Shelton’s brightly colored photographs of exquisite floral arrangements, on view now at New York’s Denny Dimin Gallery, aren’t just beautiful—they also carry a hidden meaning. Historically, all the flowers, herbs, seeds,…Read More

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May 17, 2019 Artists, Press

Ann Shelton in The Art Newspaper

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend Much of the work of the Harlem Renaissance artist Augusta Savage, who countered 20th-century stereotypes of African Americans through her sculptures of black figures in a classically inspired style, has sadly been lost. The New-York Historical Society redresses this with its show of 50 of Savage’s remaining works, Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman (until 28 July), including a small version of her sculpture Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing (or, The Harp), made for the 1939 World’s…Read More


May 13, 2019 Artists, Press

Ann Shelton in Collector Daily

JTF (just the facts): A total of 10 large scale color photographs, framed in white and unmatted, and hung against white walls in the two room gallery space and the office area. All of the works are archival pigment prints, made between 2015 and 2019. Each is sized 44×33 inches and is available in an edition of 6. Comments/Context: At first glance, Ann Shelton’s floral still lifes look like any number of photographs we have all seen before. Elegantly controlled arrangements,…Read More


April 15, 2019 Artists, Press

Ann Shelton in Galerie Magazine

Editors’ Picks: 6 Great Art and Design Events This Week Alicja Kwade unveils a rooftop installation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum hosts its annual gala By: GALERIE Editors Here are Galerie’s picks of the must-see art and design events in New York this week, from the unveiling of Alicja Kwade’s rooftop installation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to the Brooklyn Museum’s annual gala. … 6. Ann Shelton: Jane Says Denny Dimin Gallery The gallery inaugurates…Read More


April 12, 2017 Press

Ann Shelton Reviewed in Hyperallergic

Bouquets Highlight Plants Used to Control Women’s Reproductive Health An exhibition looks at plant remedies that women have used to control their reproductive lives. by Claire Voon April 10, 2017 Ann Shelton, “The Vixen, Ginger (Zingiber sp.),” from jane says (2015-ongoing) AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Delicate and dainty, Queen Anne’s Lace is a popular pick for wedding bouquets — but the white flower also has a long history as a naturally occurring contraceptive. The alleged power of its seeds, when…Read More


March 03, 2017 Press

Ann Shelton In Conversation with Casey Carsel and Laura Thomson

Ann Shelton In Conversation with Casey Carsel and Laura Thomson March 3, 2017 Through a wide range of photographic investigations, Wellington-based artist Ann Shelton has, over her 20-year career, explored the construction of narratives that surround social, political and historical contexts. A selection of Shelton’s prolific practice has been brought together in her review exhibition, Dark Matter, at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, which opened on 26 November 2016 and continues through to 17 April 2017. While studying photography…Read More

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