Claire Greenshaw, oo, 2014, coloured pencil on paper, 24 x 30 in.

Claire Greenshaw, oo, 2014, coloured pencil on paper, 24 x 30 in.

CLAIRE GREENSHAW: IT'S THE TRUTH, EVEN IF IT NEVER HAPPENED: APRIL 18-MAY 31, 2015

MULHERIN is proud to present, It's the truth, even if it never happened, an exhibition of new works by Claire Greenshaw.

The recent drawings and sculptures that comprise It's the truth, even if it never happened, explore perception and the nature of representation. Using humor, appropriation and abstraction, Greenshaw's artwork aims to examine and destabilize knowledge, systems of value and the gaze.

Probing the boundaries between surface, material, and space, Greenshaw's drawings are an immersive investigation into the primacy of drawing and the production of image making. Taking wrinkled, punctured and cut out forms in paper as subject matter, these drawings obscure the status of what is depicted and call attention to the process of their own making as well as the tenuous nature of perception. The sculptures employ bronze and mass-produced objects, exploring modes of representation, reproduction and value.


Claire Greenshaw received an MFA from the Glasgow School of Art in 2009 and a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Canada in 2002. Greenshaw has shown in many group exhibitions across Canada, and internationally, including shows at Night Gallery, Los Angeles, Neon, Brosarp, and The Royal Standard, Liverpool. Her solo exhibitions include Sweet Geranium, Glasgow, Helen Pitt Artist Run Centre, Vancouver and The Khyber Arts Centre, Halifax. Greenshaw has upcoming exhibitions in Kansas and Toronto.

Ouroboros, 2014, bronze and aluminum can, size variable, Edition 3/3.

Ouroboros, 2014, bronze and aluminum can, size variable, Edition 3/3.

Claire Greenshaw, Pencil Pusher, 2015, coloured pencil on paper, 30 x 24 in.

Claire Greenshaw, Pencil Pusher, 2015, coloured pencil on paper, 30 x 24 in.

Palimpsest, bronze and magazine page, 2015, Edition of 3. 

Palimpsest, bronze and magazine page, 2015, Edition of 3.