Signal Hill

Shannon Ebner, Shrouded
Shrouded Monument, 2008, C-print, 48.5 x 40.5 inches

Shannon Ebner
Signal Hill
7 January — 13 February 2010
Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco

Images point to what is in the world; that is the problem with representation. I think that is why there has been so much activity around abstraction — it offers one possible way around the problem of pictures. I am looking for a way out of the problems of representation but I am not satisfied to leave the world of representation all together. I am somehow looking to stay in the world of depictive images by simply asking for more from them through developing a different system, idea or model of how they might function.

—Shannon Ebner