Category: Ann Shelton

July 07, 2023 Artists, Events, Press

The Back Story: Ann Shelton

The Back Story: Ann Shelton   Ann Shelton is a leading New Zealand photographer whose work has been widely acclaimed and is held in public and private collections in New Zealand and overseas. Her new work, i am an old phenomenon, is at Auckland’s Gus Fisher Gallery as part of a group exhibition, she could lie on her back and sink, until 26 August.   Shine even into its darkest winter (Fly Agaric) by Ann Shelton, above.   Tell us…Read More

June 15, 2023 Artists, Events, Press

Submerging Psychedelia: She Could Lie on Her Back and Sink

Submerging Psychedelia: She Could Lie on Her Back and Sink By Misong Kim  |  Auckland, 15 June 2023   Ann Shelton, ‘i am an old phenomenon’ (2022–ongoing). Pigment prints, handmade cedar stands. Courtesy the artist and Two Rooms, Auckland; Denny Gallery, New York; and Bartley and Company Art, Wellington. Exhibition view: Group exhibition, She could lie on her back and sink, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland (3 June–26 August 2023). Courtesy Gus Fisher Gallery. Photo: Sam Hartnett.   A new group exhibition at the University…Read More

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November 09, 2022 Events

Ann Shelton & Victoria Munro in Conversation: Thursday, November 17th

Join Ann Shelton (left) and Victoria Munro (right), the Executive Director of the Alice Austen House, as they discuss Shelton’s current show at Denny Dimin Gallery and Shelton’s upcoming exhibition at the Alice Austen House in 2024. Thursday, November 17th, 6:30-7:30pm ET Register for Zoom. For more than a decade, Ann Shelton has explored the micro, marginal, bleak and traumatic counter-histories of plants through her photographic and performance-based art work. Linking gender politics and the climate crisis in a critical…Read More

July 08, 2022 Artists, Events, Press

Ann Shelton featured in The Art Paper

Ann Shelton, selfie (pale green rose), 2021, pigment print, 117 x 89 cm (framed), edition of 6 + 2 AP. Courtesy of the artist and Two Rooms   Ann Shelton: A flower, a maverick By Jo Bragg Purchase the Magazine Online.   The word “technology” is elastic, at times mean-ing an artefact an obdurate object—at others, an activity or process. This slippage of application presents opportunities to rethink contemporary and seemingly concrete historical categories. Wild and intangible, the flower, as…Read More

April 29, 2022 Press

Ann Shelton in Flora Photographica

Ann Shelton’s series ‘janes says’ included in ‘Flora Photographica: Masterworks of Contemporary Flower Photography’! Available now for pre-order. As part of the release Shelton will join a panel with Photo London of museologist, curator and lecturer Danaé Panchaud,, and photographers Abelardo Morell, and Elaine Duigenan. Panel Details: Photo London – Flora Photographica showcase May 2, 2022 Zoom at 6 PM, London time (BST) “Vivid, colorful, and spectacular: a lush and definitive overview showcasing the masterworks of flower photography by the…Read More

February 09, 2022 Press

Ann Shelton – The Winner of the Highly Commended Book

Aotearoa Photobook Award 2022 finalists   Award judges, Athol McCredie, Claire Mabey and Neil Pardington choose these 10 books as finalists of Aotearoa Photobook Awards. The three equal winners, and those highly commended, will be announced on March 4th. The finalists will be displayed at the Photobook/NZ festival in August 2022, and at the Australian Photobook of the Year Awards. mother lode Photographer: Ann Shelton Publisher: Bad News Books Designer: Duncan Munro Digital drawings: Ann Shelton and Duncan Munro Text:…Read More

January 15, 2022 Press

Ann Shelton featured in The Homestyle Magazine

For Photographer Ann Shelton, the Japanese Art of Floral Arranging is a Medium for Messages.     Pōneke/Wellington-based photographer Ann Shelton’s personal ikebana-inspired revival has resulted in some astonishingly beautiful works. Like all good images, they can be appreciated in and of themselves, but there is an interesting story behind them. One chilly morning, a taxi driver and I negotiate our way into the hills beyond Wadestown to Wilton, where Ann lives with her designer/art director partner Duncan Munro in…Read More

December 01, 2021 Press

Ann Shelton Photobook – A Spoonful of Sugar

  Purchase Book. Ann Shelton with a text by Pip Adam Photographs, texture, historical documents and a fictional short story weave a book about a house, in the suburb of Wilton in Wellington, New Zealand. “I moved in to this house amid stories about its commissioner, a trail-blazing woman and the one responsible for bringing the woodwind instrument, the recorder, to New Zealand. The narrative of her and her architect’s lives struck me as still critical and relevant today as…Read More

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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,” 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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