Object: Item / Object: Intent brings together recent and newly created work from the Manchester based artist Stephanie Shaw that build relationships between borrowing, remaking and appropriation.
The artist searches for pre-existing imagery and found materials that strike a chord. She lives with these findings in the studio, constantly playing with decision-making processes. Finally the visual juxtapositions and interactions between materials and forms are discovered.
It’s through this method of sampling and re-mastering that make the works seem simple on the surface but with many more complex and uncertain statements disguising and camouflaging themselves beneath the painterly surfaces.