Shelley Miller

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Scopophilia #2 · 48” × 48” C-print.

Consumptuous Series

The Objects of Desire and Scopophilia series take the still life object into the realm of advertising and commercial display. The word scopophilia is from Greek meaning “the pleasure of looking”. The focus of these photos is desire and sensuality in marketing and advertising.

Scopophilia #1 · 26” × 52” C-print mounted on Di-bond.

The rich, sugary cakes are subtle, almost passing for the real thing. They are almost camouflaged in the same way that the products in advertisements are overshadowed by the beautiful people surrounding them. It begs the question, what are we consuming?

Objects of Desire (2) · 28” × 28” C-print mounted on Di-bond.
Handbags constructed from pound cake, chocolate, sugar ingredients.
Detail from Objects of Desire (2).
 
Objects of Desire (1) · 30” × 28” C-print mounted on Di-bond.
Handbags constructed from pound cake, chocolate, sugar ingredients.
Installation at articule artist run centre (Montréal).
Installation at articule artist run centre (Montréal).
 

Press for Consumptuous Series:

“Have you ever wondered what a Louis Vuitton bag tastes like?”

- Amber Adam, "Leather tastes good, in a non-erotic way". The McGill Daily (Montreal), March 9, 2006.
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“There is wastefulness involved in the creation of the cakes that questions necessity. The desire to question what is luxury in our consumer society gains impact when viewed in conjunction with the exhibition space and the neighborhood surrounding Access Artist Run Centre....”

- Michelle Perich, Access Artist Run Centre (Vancouver), February 2005.
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