SHANNON WRIGHT: Sculpture
Suggesting hybrids of street furniture, playground equipment, and other modular, mass-produced industrial objects; Wright has built sturctures inspired by the seemingingly unending cycle of construction. Wright's aim is to anticipate an imaginary "hindsight” by creating an abandoned artifact of a culture that celebrats excess. With this piece and others, she puts forth fictional products that might appear to have been government-issued or sold by Home Depot, and subsequently allowed to fall into a state of neglect. With these objects she mourns the erosion of regional cultural identities– an unfortunate side-effect of globalization– while hoping that her industrial parodies will project a poignant elegance of their own.
Folly (Colosseum of Rome) 1, Archival dye-infused print on aluminum, 27.7” x 37.4”, 2014
Folly (Colosseum of Rome) 2, Archival dye-infused print on aluminum, 27.7” x 37.4”, 2014
Feral Fence, 12' x 80'x 30", zinc-plated steel pipe, galvanized steel pipe, chain-link fencing, hardware, barbed wire, 2007
Feral Fence, 2007 - reconfigured and rebuilt to be freestanding and indoors, December, 2017.
Installation view from Beyond Borders: Stories of im/Migration, curated by Gutfreund Cornett Art Edward M. Dowd Art Building, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California
Photo: Tran Tran Photography
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