New works by Shane Song
Shane Keyu Song
Through September 20
Lost & Found, 2383 Agricola Street
Fans of Century Egg will be familiar with the visual talents of the band’s frontwoman Shane Keyu Song
, whose illustrations grace their album covers and merch, and will recognize her distinctive style in the latest show at Lost & Found.
For her first ever exhibition Song has created a series of paintings (and several drawings) exploring a recurring character: a girl with black hair and thick, round eyebrows who wears nothing but a T-shirt. Vulva to the wind and accompanied by a motley crew of cats, furniture and food, Song’s character interacts with domestic spaces and objects in a way that oscillates between consuming and being consumed: cuddled inside of a giant dumpling, growing bok choy for breasts and falling head first into a vat of red stew.
Song’s clever paintings can be both goofy and dark, and her video-game influenced style of illustration lends itself well to this new medium. The untitled exhibition runs for the rest of September.