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November 2019 - Elspeth Shannon - Barely contained

For the month of November 2019, ZIMMERMAN is featuring Barely contained, new paintings by Wellington-based artist Elspeth Shannon.




"Barely contained” - Artist Statement


"I have always been inspired by 'things botanical', so it’s unsurprising that this current series has veered towards a loose abstract gathering of flower and leaf like forms.

The cyclical nature of plants could be likened to inspiration - it starts with a seed, grows rapidly, buds, blooms (often in glorious abandoned profusion), then gradually withers, but not before throwing out even more seeds to renew the cycle over again. It's this constant state of flux I've endeavoured to capture.” 

Elspeth Shannon, 2019

The exhibition of Elspeth Shannon’s new paintings runs from 1 to 30 November 2019.