Shonna Pryor


“Intervention Environment I”; Photo document (featuring Canvas Mobile 2); 45 x 30 inches

Inclusive of the wearable art object, my recent work is a performative gesture that functions as an institutional critique. Its guerilla presence within the art fair and other high culture making spaces disrupts the minority statistical presence within these spaces, as explicitly activated by patrons who initiate real-time engagement through interest and dialogue. Inspired by the visual nature of the performative object, patron-initiated conversations typically include art/commerce dichotomies within these spaces, as well as subjects of identity, culture, race, and economics, which are the crux of my artistic interests.