Opening Reception: Shannon Bool: The Shape of Obus
Friday February 24
6:00 to 8:00 pm
Open to the public to attend. RSVPs to firstname.lastname@example.org are appreciated.
SHANNON BOOL: THE SHAPE OF OBUS
February 25 to June 18, 2023
'The Shape of Obus' highlights Shannon Bool’s recent research on the figure of Le Corbusier, a Swiss-French pioneer of modern architecture. Bool’s work focuses on a series of erotic drawings Le Corbusier made in Algeria during the 1930s and the interior spaces he designed for his apartment in Paris and for the Villa Savoye.
By examining the flip side of modernist currents, the artist reveals repressed aesthetic influences in both visual art and architecture.
Shannon Bool’s recent practice takes on many forms, including tapestries, silk paintings, collages, sculptures, and photograms. Her work gravitates around a central theme: a critique of Modernism through unconventional material processes, combined with her own interpretation of psychoanalytical concepts.
This project was made possible thanks to the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Fondation du Musée d’art de Joliette
[IMAGE] Shannon Bool, Women in their Apartment (detail), 2019, Jacquard Tapestry, wool, and embroidery, 300 x 220 cm. Collection of the artist, courtesy of Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto. Photo: Vincent Royer, OpenUp Studio / Centre culturel canadien-Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris.