The work of BC-born, Berlin-based artist Shannon Bool is rife with oppositions. Whether it’s in a collision of cultural legacies and social realities or in the material contrasts between what is seen and unseen, Bool’s intricately wrought and subtly coded sculptures, paintings, photograms and video works lend fresh perspective to the aesthetic hierarchies and hidden narratives of everyday life.

The work of BC-born, Berlin-based artist Shannon Bool is rife with oppositions. Whether it’s in a collision of cultural legacies and social realities or in the material contrasts between what is seen and unseen, Bool’s intricately wrought and subtly coded sculptures, paintings, photograms and video works lend fresh perspective to the aesthetic hierarchies and hidden narratives of everyday life.

Bool’s work has, of late, come to much wider appreciation. As Sara Angel details in the upcoming Summer issue of Canadian Art, which hits newsstands nationwide on June 15, recent sales to Charles Saatchi, showings at Art Basel, and inclusions in important German group shows—not to mention critically noted solo exhibitions with commercial dealers in Germany and Toronto—suggest that Bool has made significant inroads onto the international art radar.

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