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Institute of Contemporary Art Miami


Shannon Ebner “A Public Character”

Thu, Oct 8, 2015
Shannon Ebner, “Black Box Collision A”, installation view. Shannon Ebner, “Black Box Collision A”, installation view.

This exhibition presents the first comprehensive selection of works from Ebner’s ongoing series “Black Box Collision A,” which, since 2012, has seen the artist photographing the letter “A” mined from the vestiges of sign, advertisement, message, and other modes of visual communication. ICA Miami will also present a series of new works by Ebner—which have been inspired by and created in Miami—that continue to investigate correlations between photography, language, the body, and the urban landscape. As the first museum exhibition to survey Ebner’s “Black Box Collision A” series, as well as her new body of work, ICA Miami’s presentation demonstrates the artist’s efforts to build a catalogue of images, and to locate them at the intersection of the graphic and photographic. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue, due to be released in fall 2016.

About Shannon Ebner

Shannon Ebner was born in Englewood, New Jersey in 1971 and lives and works in Los Angeles. She earned her BA from Bard College in 1993 and her MFA from Yale University in 2000 and she currently teaches at USC’s Roski School of Fine Arts. Solo exhibitions include kaufmann repetto, Milan (2010); Altman Siegel, San Francisco (2010); Wallspace, New York (2009, 2007, 2005); P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City (2007).