Talia Shipman - Meet Me In The Middle Installation


Pop-Up Installation currently on view in the Show Gallery Annex

Show Gallery is pleased to showcase a site-specific installation by Talia Shipman. Combining elements of photography and installation, Meet Me In The Middle focuses on pressing social issues in a visually robust manner. Through this project, Shipman constructs a necessary conversation about the state of our precarious world.

Meet Me In The Middle imagines a post-apocalyptic future where water and crucial resources have been replaced by consumer goods. Drawing on the color of the vibrant turquoise cacti sculptures as a metaphor for water and its inherent fluidity and transformative properties, the artist explores the environmental impact of human activity while also commenting on her own quest for identity in the face of global crisis.

Talia Shipman currently lives Los Angeles. She received her BFA in Photography from Ryerson University, School of Image Arts, in Toronto. Her installations and images are part of several prominent collections, including notable permanent public projects Blue Space (Water Wall) (2015) and Water is Taught by Thirst (Submerge) (2015) on display in Toronto’s Bay Street Financial District, and Flow and Steady (2017) at Toronto’s new Humber River Hospital. In 2016 Meet Me In The Middle was acquired by the HBC Global Collection as a permanent installation in New York. Additionally, Shipman is a multi-year recipient of the Magenta Foundation Flash Forward emerging photographer award, and has exhibited widely in Canada, the US.

From the Meet Me in the Middle installation by Talia Shipman

From the Meet Me in the Middle installation by Talia Shipman

John Gheur