Shannon LyonsDark Kitchen
Installation view, Shannon Lyons: Dark Kitchen 2019, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, Photograph: Christian Capurro
Shannon Lyons is a multi-disciplinary artist who explores the complex relationships that exist between art and its context. Her works take the form of installations, sculptures, gestures and interventions that critically examine the sites where they are made or exhibited.
Dark Kitchen is a site-specific exhibition that responds to the unique social and institutional histories of Heide. Lyons responds to the communal and convivial environments that John and Sunday Reed created for artists, and references the kitchen and living spaces that are still on display to visitors in Heide I, the original farmhouse, and Heide II, the modernist residence.