Mercedes-Benz Financial Services

Shelly McMahon

MFA 2018

Boards (Patch Board, Trellis, Tape Board)

Baltic birch plywood, masking tape, maple veneer, 2017, 35"w x 35"h x 0.75"d

My work is about the uncanny that we encounter in our everydayness. Reconciling this within our interiors is how we construct our sense of self. My interest lies in the emotional dependence that develops from using and being situated among material belongings. As a metalsmith, I’m invested in labor’s ability to communicate, and I consider the use of materials, application of patterns and particular techniques as physical manifestations of melancholy, failure, monotony and routine. I occupy spaces in a way that is reminiscent of the feelings of home.

Shelly McMahon - Boards (Patch Board, Trellis, Tape Board)

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.