Using photography as a language, Shannon Ebner (born 1971) examines the signs, symbols, letters, words and graphical icons we encounter in the world. "e;Auto Body Collision"e; documents Ebner's most recent ongoing project, a multipart series of photographs that began on a trip to Italy in 2014. Ebner has been collecting language taken from signs, seeking out repetitions of terms such as "e;Auto Body Collision"e; and "e;Automotive."e; In dissecting found language and coupling it with her own, Ebner establishes connections between the terms "e;auto,"e; "e;body,"e; "e;motive"e; and "e;collision."e; The themes of Ebner's new work include the circulatory and the network, performance and its relationship to the body, and collision, in terms both literal and conceptual."e;Auto Body Collision,"e; designed in collaboration with the artist, includes more than 150 never-before-published photographs, as well as essays by Alex Klein, Tina Kukielski and Mark Owens.
Shannon Ebner: Auto Body Collision
Carnegie Museum of Art, The
Auto Body Collision
Art & Fashion