room room

“Artist Ann Shelton’s new series Room Room consistently uses the circular pictorial format, which can be linked by association to an aperture, convex mirror, fisheye, keyhole, peephole, porthole, or vignette. Shelton thus incorporates a willful distortion that calls attention to the image as a concerted representation. In recent years, Shelton has created images that she subsequently installed in the manner of a diptych, thereby allowing the photographs to play with notions of doubling and reflection. In her use of this technique of display, available vantage points become manifold and the reversed images reiterate how artificial (and artful) any specific grouping of images is bound to be. Shelton does not attempt to create a portrait of naturalised vision, but instead – and more intriguingly – builds her works as strategic, layered constructions.”

Martin Patrick, Vantage Points and Vanishing Spaces

Phoenix block, room # unknown [yellow walls], C type print 840 x 1190 mm, 2008.
Installation view, McNamara Gallery, 2008.
Installation view, McNamara Gallery, 2008.
Installation view, McNamara Gallery, 2008.
Installation view, City Gallery Wellington, 2008.
Installation view, City Gallery Wellington, 2008.
Installation view, City Gallery Wellington, 2008.
Phoenix block, room # unknown [veneer door], C type print 840 x 1190 mm, 2008.
Phoenix block, room #67, C type print 840 x 1190 mm, 2008.
Phoenix block, room #66, C type print 840 x 1190 mm, 2008.
Phoenix block, room #65, C type print 840 x 1190 mm, 2008.
Phoenix block, room #63, C type print 840 x 1190 mm, 2008.
Phoenix block, room #62, C type print 840 x 1190 mm, 2008.
Phoenix block, room #61, C type print 840 x 1190 mm, 2008.
Phoenix block, room #60, C type print 840 x 1190 mm, 2008.
Phoenix block, room #59, C type print 840 x 1190 mm, 2008.
Phoenix block, room #58, C type print 840 x 1190 mm, 2008.
Phoenix block, room #57, C type print 840 x 1190 mm, 2008.
Phoenix block, room #56, C type print 840 x 1190 mm, 2008.
Phoenix block, room #55, C type print 840 x 1190 mm, 2008.
Phoenix block, room #54, C type print 840 x 1190 mm, 2008.
Phoenix block, room #53, C type print 840 x 1190 mm, 2008.
Phoenix block, room #52, C type print 840 x 1190 mm, 2008.
Phoenix block, room #51, C type print 840 x 1190 mm, 2008.
Phoenix block, room # unknown [pink wallpaper], C type print 840 x 1190 mm, 2008.
Phoenix block, room # unknown [blue walls], C type print 840 x 1190 mm, 2008.
Phoenix block, room # unknown [blue bed], C type print 840 x 1190 mm, 2008.