During her 6 month residency at SUPERFRONT, SHIELDS HORTON – a painter, multi-media artist and performance artist from Alaska – has produced as series of photo collages that study and re-figure the streetscape of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, while also exploring work with furniture and preparing for a land-based installation in Alaska.
In particular, Shields Horton has focused her process upon the railroad viaduct that defines the industrial character of Atlantic Avenue, the broad street that forms the border between Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights. Studying this transportation infrastructure through her concerns for color and collage, Shields Horton produces a reimagining of the streetscape. The work provokes a reconsideration of architectural image-making, whether in its striking contrast to conventional architectural photography or its accidental relationship to collage as a design strategy.
Sienna, a painter and performance artist, has forayed into architectural photography during her residency and constructed filmic loops re-appropriating elements of installations from the Archeography series at SUPERFRONT.
Sienna Shields Horton’s work was on view at SUPERFRONT from July 11 – September 12, 2009.
This exhibit is enabled partly by a generous donation from Nili Gilbert.