NANCY B.

A SOLO SHOW BY PAULINE SHAW
CURATED BY JACQUES SMITH

Shaw’s exploration of myriad material forms nods to feminist craft practices as the immersive installation translates into a discursive conversation about the various processes and ideas behind gender, place, and love.

Large scale hand-made felts screen and dissect the interior, while flesh-toned cast silicone sleeves bond together stoneware structures. The objects reference the body and furnish the space in the language of the home. Her material use of the delicate and the concrete fabricate opposing dialogues between masculine and feminine forms of production, provoking an investigation of the body and erotic disposition of the viewer.

Recording history through abstract craft processes, women in art have intuitive feelings of nurture. Shaw’s private studio practices parallel domestic tasks; the pieces are based in a temporal and mundane ritual. The human touch prevails: bathe it, rub it, hit it, love it. 

Pauline Shaw (b.1988) studied Sculpture at Rhode Island School of Design and has exhibited in Rome, Bordeaux, New York, and Los Angeles. 

MATERIALS: Ceramic, felted wools (sheep-various), food dye, pvc couplers, cast concrete, heat-shrink polyolefin plastic, heat-shrink pvc plastic, brushed silicone, wood dowels, plaster wraps, casted silicone, pigment, fiberglass, putty, resin, glue, cotton gauze, plastic rings, steel rings and clips, silk threads