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Exhibition - Current

Shauna Born   
Shauna Born: Galore
Thursday, July 5, 2012 - Jul 29, 2012

Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects is pleased to present Galore, an exhibition by Shauna Born.


This series of intimate, delicately rendered portraits explore issues of desire and mortality through the idealization of beautiful male types. Working from a variety of sources, Born shifts the context in which these images exist—the screen and magazine—to re-imagine them as poetic dandies and romantic heroes, steeped in classic pictorial tradition.


Executed in standard ballpoint pen, these drawings display a technical virtuosity akin to seventeenth-century Dutch vanitas, while implying a casual, 'throw away' quality, creating a dynamic tension between individual vulnerability and youthful energy and abundance. The scale of the drawings, along with the unframed presentation; evoke an intimacy both with the subjects and the artist.


Flowers barely come to a full bloom before they begin to fade, droop, whither. Born perceives her subjects in a stage of perfect youthful bloom that she has plucked in a vain attempt at preservation. In Galore, Born has built a paracosm of tiny drawings, a sensual fantasy world haunted by the faces of Rimbaud, Adonis, Bieber, Andrej; the eternally youthful.

Selected Works from Exhibition


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 37
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 41
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 42
ball point pen on paper
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All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 44
ball point pen on paper
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ball point pen on paper
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All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 47
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 48
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 49
ball point pen on paper
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All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 51
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 53
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 54
ball point pen on paper
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All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 55
ball point pen on paper
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All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 58
ball point pen on paper
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All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 59
ball point pen on paper
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All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 60
ball point pen on paper
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All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 61
ball point pen on paper
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All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 62
ball point pen on paper
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All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 63
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 64
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 65
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 66
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 67
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 68
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 69
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 70
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 71
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 74
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 76
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 78
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 81
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 83
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 84
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 85
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 86
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 87
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 88
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 89
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 91
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 93
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 94
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 95
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 97
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 98
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 100
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 101
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 102
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 103
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 104
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 105
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 106
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 107
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 108
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 109
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 110
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 111
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 112
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 113
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 114
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 115
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 116
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 117
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 118
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 121
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 122
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 123
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 125
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 126
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 137
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 139
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 140
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 141
ball point pen on paper
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All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 142
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 143
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 144
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 145
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 147
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 148
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 149
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 150
ball point pen on paper
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All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 151
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 152
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 154
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 155
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 156
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 157
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 158
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 159
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 160
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 162
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 163
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 166
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 167
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 168
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 169
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 170
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 172
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 173
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 176
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 31
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 32
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 33
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 34
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 35
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 36
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 07
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 05
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 09
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 08
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 10
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 04
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 18
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 30
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 23
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 25
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 27
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 29
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 17
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 13
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 14
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 15
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  


All The Boys I'd Like To Fuck (detail) 16
ball point pen on paper
8 x 8 in.  




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