Brooke Shaden

“Fourth Wall” at JoAnne Artman in New York, Jan. 5 through Feb. 18

Above: The Room Series (2016), by Brooke Shaden. © Brooke Shaden. Courtesy of JoAnne Artman Gallery. Home Page/Photography Page: Undone (2016), by Brooke Shaden [detail]. © Brooke Shaden. Courtesy of JoAnne Artman Gallery.

BY: PROVOKR Staff

In plays and movies, the “fourth wall” is invisible: it’s the opening through which the audience views what is going on. In Brooke Shaden’s new Room Series, the fourth wall is actually the ceiling, and the spectacle we view is dreamlike, fantastic, symbolic. For us at PROVOKR, Shaden’s work is mesmerizing, mysterious and sensuous; her rooms are an invitation to journey through a looking-glass. “Fourth Wall — Room Series: New Work by Brooke Shaden” will be at the JoAnne Artman Gallery in New York from January 5 through February 18. Above and below are a selection of some of the photographic prints that are on view.

 

Timeless (2016), by Brooke Shaden. Photo on velvet fine art paper, 8 x 8 inches (edition of 3 and 2 AP) and 42 x 42 inches (edition of 3 and 2 AP). © Brooke Shaden. Courtesy of JoAnne Artman Gallery.
Timeless (2016), by Brooke Shaden. Photo on velvet fine art paper, 8 x 8 inches (edition of 3 and 2 AP) and 42 x 42 inches (edition of 2 and 2 AP). © Brooke Shaden. Courtesy of JoAnne Artman Gallery.

 

Fragile (2016), by Brooke Shaden [detail]. Photo on velvet fine art paper, 8 x 8 inches (edition of 3 and 2 AP) and 42 x 42 inches (edition of 3 and 2 AP). © Brooke Shaden. Courtesy of JoAnne Artman Gallery.
Fragile (2016), by Brooke Shaden [detail]. © Brooke Shaden. Courtesy of JoAnne Artman Gallery.
Fragile (2016), by Brooke Shaden. Photo on velvet fine art paper, 8 x 8 inches (edition of 3 and 2 AP) and 42 x 42 inches (edition of 3 and 2 AP). © Brooke Shaden. Courtesy of JoAnne Artman Gallery.
Fragile (2016), by Brooke Shaden. Photo on velvet fine art paper, 8 x 8 inches (edition of 3 and 2 AP) and 42 x 42 inches (edition of 2 and 2 AP). © Brooke Shaden. Courtesy of JoAnne Artman Gallery.

 

Moment (2016), by Brooke Shaden. Photo on velvet fine art paper, 8 x 8 inches (edition of 3 and 2 AP) and 42 x 42 inches (edition of 2 and 2 AP). © Brooke Shaden. Courtesy of JoAnne Artman Gallery.
Moment (2016), by Brooke Shaden. Photo on velvet fine art paper, 8 x 8 inches (edition of 3 and 2 AP) and 42 x 42 inches (edition of 2 and 2 AP). © Brooke Shaden. Courtesy of JoAnne Artman Gallery.

 

Undone (2016), by Brooke Shaden [detail]. Photo on velvet fine art paper, 8 x 8 inches (edition of 3 and 2 AP) and 42 x 42 inches (edition of 2 and 2 AP). © Brooke Shaden. Courtesy of JoAnne Artman Gallery.
Undone (2016), by Brooke Shaden [detail]. © Brooke Shaden. Courtesy of JoAnne Artman Gallery.
em>Undone (2016), by Brooke Shaden. Photo on velvet fine art paper, 8 x 8 inches (edition of 3 and 2 AP) and 42 x 42 inches (edition of 2 and 2 AP). © Brooke Shaden. Courtesy of JoAnne Artman Gallery.
Undone (2016), by Brooke Shaden. Photo on velvet fine art paper, 8 x 8 inches (edition of 3 and 2 AP) and 42 x 42 inches (edition of 2 and 2 AP). © Brooke Shaden. Courtesy of JoAnne Artman Gallery.

 

Remain (2016), by Brooke Shaden. Photo on velvet fine art paper, 8 x 8 inches (edition of 3 and 2 AP) and 42 x 42 inches (edition of 2 and 2 AP). © Brooke Shaden. Courtesy of JoAnne Artman Gallery.
Remain (2016), by Brooke Shaden. Photo on velvet fine art paper, 8 x 8 inches (edition of 3 and 2 AP) and 42 x 42 inches (edition of 2 and 2 AP). © Brooke Shaden. Courtesy of JoAnne Artman Gallery.

 

Locked (2016), by Brooke Shaden. Photo on velvet fine art paper, 8 x 8 inches (edition of 3 and 2 AP) and 42 x 42 inches (edition of 2 and 2 AP). © Brooke Shaden. Courtesy of JoAnne Artman Gallery.
Locked (2016), by Brooke Shaden. Photo on velvet fine art paper, 8 x 8 inches (edition of 3 and 2 AP) and 42 x 42 inches (edition of 2 and 2 AP). © Brooke Shaden. Courtesy of JoAnne Artman Gallery.

 

Unformed (2016), by Brooke Shaden. Photo on velvet fine art paper, 8 x 8 inches (edition of 3 and 2 AP) and 42 x 42 inches (edition of 2 and 2 AP). © Brooke Shaden. Courtesy of JoAnne Artman Gallery.
Unformed (2016), by Brooke Shaden. Photo on velvet fine art paper, 8 x 8 inches (edition of 3 and 2 AP) and 42 x 42 inches (edition of 2 and 2 AP). © Brooke Shaden. Courtesy of JoAnne Artman Gallery.

 

The Room Series (2016), by Brooke Shaden. © Brooke Shaden. Courtesy of JoAnne Artman Gallery.
The Room Series (2016), by Brooke Shaden. © Brooke Shaden. Courtesy of JoAnne Artman Gallery.