Mission Gallery
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Mission Gallery | Gloucester Place | Maritime Quarter | Swansea SA1 1TY | Wales | UK

The small niche in Mission Gallery has created for Shellie a setting to explore a notion of “topoanalysis” (Bachelard, 1992, p.8), from the perspective of an artist working with and around her domestic space.

This is the place where dust might gather, spiders webs hang, or indeed where a display cabinet might be assembled. What might be preserved or presented in this niche and what does or might this collection say about its ‘owner’ or indeed, the house itself?

Using materials retrieved from her domestic space, (as well as surrounding topology), for this artist, the collection is anthropological in nature, submersed in a sense of memory, feeling, or knowing located in a desire to bundle, gather, bunch, join, wrap, bind, shape, mould, package – processes which cannot fully be described through words alone, but which come into being through an archeological uncovering, embedded in the materials and enveloped in the immediacy of making.