• Objects in the Texas Landscape: Photographs from Houston & Far West Texas

    Objects in the Texas Landscape: Photographs from Houston & Far West Texas

    An exhibition of photographs by Shannon Duncan opens this Friday evening, October 1st, at Phoenicia MKT Bar, in downtown Houston. Objects in the Texas Landscape is the accumulation of photographs made in Houston, Far West Texas and stops along the way. Medium format color prints of objects pending heavy trash pickup, reappropriated Polaroids from road trips out West, and images created in response to the stillness during the past two years are presented in this collection. The opening runs from 6 pm – 9 pm and will remain on view through January 3rd.

    MKT Bar is adjoined to Phoenicia Specialty Foods at 1001 Austin Street. This exhibition can be viewed daily, during normal hours of operation.

  • MaMA: Women in the Arts

    MaMA: Women in the Arts
  • Itemized Accounts: You Can't Take it with You

    Itemized Accounts: You Can't Take it with You

    9/23/17 - BlueOrange Gallery
    6pm - 9pm

  • 1/21/17 - 2/4/17 : THROUGH THE LENS, CentralTrak, Dallas, TX

    Through the Lens: Found Object / Readymade
    will explore the use of photography and video in contemporary art to re-contextualize the object through approaches adopted by Surrealist and Dada artists: the designation of the found object and the readymade.
    The exhibition features artists including Susi Brister, Francesca Brunetti, Rachel Cox, Shannon Duncan, Paho Mann, and Kristy Peet. Opening reception is Saturday, January 21, 8:00 - 10:00 pm, and extends through February 25, 2017. Artist panel discussions will be held on February 2nd and 9th, at 7:00 pm.





    It Will All Come Out in the Wash is a collaborative exhibition by Shannon Duncan and Delaney Smith in conjunction with FotoFest 2016 Biennial, centered around the ritual of transforming or letting go of what is no longer pertinent. Two video diptychs, projected onto cast paper, explore the practice of shedding what is outgrown in both domestic and public spaces. In contrast to the intimate diptychs, overhead projectors and quiet paper sculptures provide visual breathing space. Through this exhibition, the artists merge their individual processes of lens-based media (Duncan) and sculptural paper making (Smith) to create an amalgamation of empty lots, repurposed cotton fibers, embedded zippers, and melted tea candles.

    Both artists are interested in the act of collecting and the repurposing of material for their independent and collaborative work. While each artist's work is distinct, there is an overlap in the performance of repetitive, process-oriented tasks. Duncan uses lens-based media to record personal experiences. Once these incidents have been documented, the physical material associated with the process is discarded. This subjective work catalogs memory while purging objects. Smith uses an accumulation of materials that have either been found or donated to create a mass of repurposed texture. This material is often transformed into a pulp, which is then cast onto various, conceptually relevant surfaces.

  • 1/30/16 - 3/12/16 : STRANGE CONTAINERS, BOX13 ARTSPACE

    Strange Containers, a collaborative exhibition by Shannon Duncan and Delaney Smith, marks the space between documentation and abstraction. This installation includes autobiographical experiences recorded in journal entries, Polaroid photographs, and projections of scanned color negatives onto sculptural surfaces.