This Pretty Face

This Pretty Face

Shauna Born

From May 3rd to May 28th

Shauna Born's latest exhibtion and suite of paintings, "this pretty face" take their cues from the gorgeous and gross reflections of the fashion industry. Drawing on the visages of friends and associates, Born takes on the portrait in this exhibition, shedding the previous relationship with the figure to explore the deeply emotive power of facial construction. Through accentuation of features, Born's paintings toy with ambiguoity in their reception, with a well developed talent technically and conceptual, the new paintings reflect a gentle shift in her practice towards an unearthing of the emotional subtleties in contemporary 20-something culture.