An exhibition by Auckland based photographer Marie Shannon goes on display at the Fisher Gallery, Pakuranga, Manukau City from Friday 28 May 1993.
The Wonderful World of Marie Shannon consists of a series of fifteen photographs which document aspects of her life and others as artists. In a recent article on Shannon the writers state, ‘Marie Shannon sums up the new (art) movement with photographs of the lives of artists. Whether she is photographing them in their studios or homes, she presents the artist’s quarters as a frame. And what is framed is the artist. Two of the leaders of the new movement, Julian Dashper and Merylyn Tweedie, are among Shannon’s favourite subjects.
They continue, ‘Shannon’s wide angle lens captures every detail of the artists world. Shannon’s photographs... may well become icons of their time... Pretending to innocently reflect what is before her, she has in fact left her own stamp on the scene - as if the artist were nothing but pipe-cleaner figures that could be bent to her will.’
Marie Shannon has worked full-time as an artist since she graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland and has participated in a number of major exhibitions throughout New Zealand.
→ Marie Shannon, Art + Text 46, 1993