Shanti Shea An's work explores the role of intimacy and touch in painting. Working in both figuration and abstraction, she looks at how images of love are both experienced and “read” through our understanding of language and narrative. This exhibition marks the halfway point of her Honour research at the ANU School of Art & Design, where she is investigating these concerns around love and intimacy.
Other Loves is a collection of recent paintings and drawings on theme of love as both an emotion and an activity. While these have been informed by historical interpretations, they are also reflections on the contemporary experience of ‘romance’ and sentimentality.