'Curiouser and Curiouser' - Shana James

Artist Shana James has loved the story of Alice in Wonderland since she was a child.

Curiouser and Curiouser is her third exhibition to use Alice as a theme but possibly not in the way you would expect. Shana’s images do not illustrate the text but instead reimagine it, using elements from the story as metaphors for events in contemporary life. When you enter the gallery, you are surrounded by brightly coloured works which explore the liminal space of Alice falling (Liminal Space Series)A place of transition between the familiar knowing of what was and the uncertainty of what comes next; that moment after the decision has been made but before the outcome is known. The back gallery shows a selection of Shana’s Alice artwork spanning the past five years (Understanding Alice Series, Falling into Place Series) – a mini retrospective of previous Alice artwork, showing the development of her practice and associated ideas.

These images are all printmaking: monoprints, linocuts, and drypoints, a way to make images which is centuries old and steeped in tradition. Shana juxtaposes the sharp precise lines of linocut with loosely painted vividly coloured ink backgrounds to create compelling images that will take you down the rabbit hole into a world of printmaking.

Image: 'After Jumping, Falling'  2019, linocut and ink on paper, monoprint, set of 30 panels, total size 215 h x 162w cm (42 x 27cm each) unframed


Artists

Pieces

SHANA JAMES - A Familiar Shift

SHANA JAMES - A Familiar Shift 

linocut and ink on paper, monoprint 2019, 42 x 27cm (unframed)

NB: Framed price $950.00. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

$750.00
SHANA JAMES - Acceptance

SHANA JAMES - Acceptance 

linocut and ink on paper, monoprint 2019, 42 x 27cm, image size (framed)

 

$950.00
SHANA JAMES - After Jumping, Falling

SHANA JAMES - After Jumping, Falling 

linocut and ink on paper, monoprint, set of 30, 2019, 210 x 162cm (42 x 27cm each) unframed

$9,000.00
SHANA JAMES - Aligning

SHANA JAMES - Aligning 

linocut and ink on paper, monoprint 2019, 42 x 27cm, image size, (framed)

 

$950.00
SHANA JAMES - As it Happens Blue Glow

SHANA JAMES - As it Happens Blue Glow 

linocut and ink on paper, monoprint 2019, 42 x 27cm (unframed)

NB: Framed price $950.00. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

$750.00
SHANA JAMES - Blue Transition

SHANA JAMES - Blue Transition 

linocut and ink on paper, monoprint 2019, 42 x 27cm (unframed)

NB: Framed price $950.00. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

$750.00
SHANA JAMES - Faded Ideas from the Past

SHANA JAMES - Faded Ideas from the Past 

linocut and ink on paper, monoprint 2019, 42 x 27cm (unframed)

NB: Framed price $950.00. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

 

$750.00
SHANA JAMES - I Can Do This

SHANA JAMES - I Can Do This 

linocut and ink on paper, monoprint 2019, 42 x 27cm

NB: Framed price $950.00. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

$750.00
SHANA JAMES - I Understand

SHANA JAMES - I Understand 

linocut and ink on paper, monoprint 2019, 42 x 27cm (unframed)

NB: Framed price $950.00. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

$750.00
SHANA JAMES - In Flow (Dreaming)

SHANA JAMES - In Flow (Dreaming) 

linocut and ink on paper, monoprint 2019, 42 x 27cm (unframed)

NB: Framed price $950.00. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

 

$750.00
SHANA JAMES - In Flow (Floating)

SHANA JAMES - In Flow (Floating) 

linocut and ink on paper, monoprint 2019, 42 x 27cm

NB: Framed price $950.00. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

$750.00
SHANA JAMES - Incandescent Dreamer (diptych)

SHANA JAMES - Incandescent Dreamer (diptych) 

linocut and ink on paper, monoprint 2019 (diptych), 2 pieces, overall dimensions 42 x 52cm (unframed)

NB: Framed price $1450.00. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

$1,200.00
SHANA JAMES - Incandescent Feeling

SHANA JAMES - Incandescent Feeling 

linocut and ink on paper, monoprint 2019, 42 x 27cm (unframed)

NB: Framed price $950.00. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

$750.00
SHANA JAMES - Inevitability

SHANA JAMES - Inevitability 

linocut and ink on paper, monoprint 2019, 42 x 27cm (unframed)

NB: Framed price $950.00. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

$750.00
SHANA JAMES - Liminal Space, Falling

SHANA JAMES - Liminal Space, Falling 

linocut and ink on paper, monoprint, set of 30, 2019, 210 x 162cm (42 x 27cm each) unframed

$9,000.00
SHANA JAMES - Reimagined Transformation (triptych)

SHANA JAMES - Reimagined Transformation (triptych) 

linocut and ink on paper, monoprint 2019 (diptych), 3 pieces, overall dimensions 42 x 81cm (unframed)

NB: Framed price $2050.00. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

$1,800.00
SHANA JAMES - Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast

SHANA JAMES - Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast 

hand coloured linocut on paper 2019, Edition 2/6 SOLD, Editions 3-6 available, 96 x 68cm (unframed)

NB: Framed price $1500.00. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

$1,100.00
SHANA JAMES - Transfiguration

SHANA JAMES - Transfiguration 

linocut and ink on paper, monoprint 2019, 42 x 27cm (unframed)

NB: Framed price $950.00. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

$750.00
SHANA JAMES - Transform

SHANA JAMES - Transform 

linocut and ink on paper, monoprint 2019, 42 x 27cm

NB: Framed price $950.00. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

$750.00
SHANA JAMES - Unexpected Progression

SHANA JAMES - Unexpected Progression  

linocut and ink on paper, monoprint 2019, 42 x 27cm (unframed)

NB: Framed price $950.00. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

$750.00
SHANA JAMES - Waiting, Wondering

SHANA JAMES - Waiting, Wondering 

linocut and ink on paper, monoprint 2019, 42 x 27cm (unframed)

NB: Framed price $950.00. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

$750.00
SHANA JAMES - Without Boundaries

SHANA JAMES - Without Boundaries 

linocut and ink on paper, monoprint 2019, 42 x 37cm

NB: Framed price $950.00. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

$750.00
SHANA JAMES - Expanse

SHANA JAMES - Expanse 

Drypoint on paper 2016, Edition 1/20, 52 x 42cm (framed)

NB: This print is editioned to 20 hand-pulled prints. Unframed price $280. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

$500.00
SHANA JAMES - Expansive

SHANA JAMES - Expansive 

Drypoint on paper 2016, Edition 1/20, 30 x 21cm (unframed)

NB: This print is editioned to 20 hand-pulled prints. Framed price $500. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

 

$280.00
SHANA JAMES - Glasshouse

SHANA JAMES - Glasshouse 

Drypoint on paper 2016, Edition 1/20, 30 x 21cm (unframed)

NB: This print is editioned to 20 hand-pulled prints. Framed price $500. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

$280.00
SHANA JAMES - Growth (with William Morris wallpaper)

SHANA JAMES - Growth (with William Morris wallpaper) 

Drypoint on paper 2016, 52 x 42cm (framed) Edition 1/20 SOLD, Editions 2/20 onwards available 

NB: This print is editioned to 20 hand-pulled prints. Unframed price $280. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

$500.00
SHANA JAMES - I Can't Go Back to Yesterday Because I was a Different Person Then

SHANA JAMES - I Can't Go Back to Yesterday Because I was a Different Person Then 

Drypoint on paper 2016, Edition 1/6, 56 x 76cm (unframed)

NB: Framed price $1100.00. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

 

 

$800.00
SHANA JAMES - Internal (with William Morris wallpaper)

SHANA JAMES - Internal (with William Morris wallpaper) 

Drypoint on paper, 2016, Edition 2/20 SOLD 52 x 42cm (framed) Editions 3/20 onwards available

NB: This print is editioned to 20 hand-pulled prints. Unframed price $280. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

$500.00
SHANA JAMES - Now it's Always 6 O'clock

SHANA JAMES - Now it's Always 6 O'clock 

Drypoint on paper, hand coloured with inks, 2016, Edition 1/6, 56 x 76cm (unframed) This piece was Highly Commended (Works on Paper) in the 2016 York Art Award*

NB: Framed price $1100.00. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

$800.00
SHANA JAMES - Poured Like Dreams Between Silence

SHANA JAMES - Poured Like Dreams Between Silence 

Drypoint on paper 2016,  Edition 2/6 SOLD,  56 x 76cm (unframed) Editions 3-6 available

NB: Framed price $1100.00. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

 

$800.00
SHANA JAMES - The Promise of Corners

SHANA JAMES - The Promise of Corners 

Drypoint on paper 2016, Edition 1/20, Editions 6, 8, SOLD 52 x 42cm (framed) 

NB: This print is editioned to 20 hand-pulled prints. Unframed price $280. Editions 7, 9-20 available. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

$500.00
SHANA JAMES - Walking with Rabbit Trap

SHANA JAMES - Walking with Rabbit Trap 

Drypoint on paper 2016, Edition 1/20, 30 x 21cm (unframed)

NB: This print is editioned to 20 hand-pulled prints. Framed price $500. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

$280.00
SHANA JAMES - Alice Found Great Difficulty in Managing her Flamingo

SHANA JAMES - Alice Found Great Difficulty in Managing her Flamingo 

Linocut on paper 2015, Editions 1-7 SOLD, 30 x 21cm (unframed) Editions 8-20 available.

NB: This print is editioned to 20 hand-pulled prints. Framed price $500.  Please contact gallery if you are interested.

 

$280.00
SHANA JAMES - Alice Trying to Fit In

SHANA JAMES - Alice Trying to Fit In 

Linocut on paper, 2015, Edition 3/20, 15 x 13cm (framed) Editions 3, 6, 8-20 available

NB: This print is editioned to 20 hand-pulled prints. Unframed price $160. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

 

$300.00
SHANA JAMES - Allow

SHANA JAMES - Allow 

Linocut on paper 2015, Editions 1-5, 7, 9/20 SOLD 30 x 21cm (unframed) Editions 6, 8, 10-20 available

NB: This print is editioned to 20 hand-pulled prints. Framed price $500. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

 

$280.00
SHANA JAMES - Desire (Alice with Rabbit Trap)

SHANA JAMES - Desire (Alice with Rabbit Trap) 

Linocut on paper 2015, Edition 3/20, Editions 1, 2, 4-8/20 SOLD image 30 x 21cm (framed) Editions 3, 9-20 available

NB: This print is editioned to 20 hand-pulled prints. Unframed price $280. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

$500.00
SHANA JAMES - Dodo

SHANA JAMES - Dodo 

Linocut on paper 2015, Edition 2/20, (framed), Editions 5, 6, 8-20 available

NB: This print is editioned to 20 hand-pulled prints. Unframed price $160. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

$300.00
SHANA JAMES - Let Go

SHANA JAMES - Let Go 

Linocut on paper 2015, Edition 3/20, Editions 1, 2, 4-10 SOLD, image size 30 x 21cm, (framed) Editions 3, 11-20 available

NB: This print is editioned to 20 hand-pulled prints. Unframed price $280. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

$500.00
SHANA JAMES - Onlooker

SHANA JAMES - Onlooker 

Linocut on paper 2015, Edition 4/20, Editions 1, 2, 7 SOLD,30 x 21cm (unframed) Editions 3-6, 8-20 available

NB: This print is editioned to 20 hand-pulled prints. Framed price $500. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

$280.00
SHANA JAMES - Rabbit Dreaming

SHANA JAMES - Rabbit Dreaming 

Linocut on paper 2015, Edition 12/20, Editions 1-11 SOLD, 30 x 21 cm (unframed) Editions 12-20 available

NB: This print is editioned to 20 hand-pulled prints. Framed price $500. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

 

 

$280.00
SHANA JAMES - Stepping Out (Puffin)

SHANA JAMES - Stepping Out (Puffin) 

Linocut on paper 2015, Edition 2/20,  (framed) image size 15 x 13cm, (overall framed size 50 x 36cm) Editions 1, 3-7 SOLD, Editions 2, 8-20 available

NB: This print is editioned to 20 hand-pulled prints. Unframed price $160. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

$300.00
SHANA JAMES - Tea for Two

SHANA JAMES - Tea for Two 

Linocut on paper 2015, Edition 6/20, 21 x 30 cm (unframed) Editions 6, 8-20 available

NB: This print is editioned to 20 hand-pulled prints. Framed price $500. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

$280.00
SHANA JAMES - Tea Party Without Time

SHANA JAMES - Tea Party Without Time 

Linocut on paper, monoprint 2015, 56 x 76cm (unframed)

NB: Framed price $1200.00. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

$900.00
SHANA JAMES - What Alice Allows

SHANA JAMES - What Alice Allows 

Linocut on paper 2015, Editions 1-4, 7, 9/20 SOLD, 30 x 21cm (unframed) Editions 5, 6, 8, 10-20 available

NB: This print is editioned to 20 hand-pulled prints. Framed price $500. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

$280.00
SHANA JAMES - What Alice Denies Without Realising

SHANA JAMES - What Alice Denies Without Realising 

Linocut on paper 2015, Editions 1, 2, 7, SOLD, 30 x 21cm (unframed)

NB: This print is editioned to 20 hand-pulled prints. Framed price $500. Editions 3-6, 8-20 available Please contact gallery if you are interested.

$280.00
SHANA JAMES - Whatever Happens Let Go

SHANA JAMES - Whatever Happens Let Go 

Linocut on paper 2015, Editions 1, 2, 7 SOLD Edition 3/20, 30 x 21cm (unframed) Editions 3-6, 8-20 available

NB: This print is editioned to 20 hand-pulled prints. Framed price $500. Please contact gallery if you are interested.

 

$280.00

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