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2024

Downtown Haliburton Sculpture Exhibition

$2000.00

Red Woman

Breanna Shanahan

Red Woman

This sulpture was created using forten cement and therapeutic bands. It stands 60 inches tall and is mounted on a treated steel cut base which is the shadow of the figure.


This piece challenges objectified female bodies through a lens of sport and athleticism. Commonly in media, female figures are decapitated, focusing on their sexualization. Athletic therapeutic bands are used to make up gestural muscles in this piece. It sits confidently with chin up, composed only with appendages of action, reclaiming headlessness with hands resting crossed and feet relaxed. Like many of the objectified female figures we are used to, it is not about “who” this is, but rather about who it could be, allowing viewers to reflect on anatomy, physicality and dignity of such a body which is rarely exemplified.  ~Breanna Shanahan~


Breanna Shanahan


Breanna multi media artist and resides in Hamilton, Ontario. She graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours In Art and Art History and Crime and Psych. She attended Sheridan College of Arts and Design receiving a Diploma in Fine Arts. Breanna also graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from Concordia University in Montreal, QC. She has exhibited her work in numerous exhibitions across Canada, in the United States and in Austria. Breanna is a noted author and has presented at many conferences across Canada.



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