ShellieZhang_Surrogates_InstantGratification       ShellieZhang_Surrogates_PurityControl       

Surrogates Series, 2014 – 2015, ongoing
Left to right: Instant Gratification, Purity Control, Shapeshifter
Chromogenic Print
20 x 24”

Surrogates explores the emotional security invested into artificial objects through the manufacture of femininity and seduction. Unpreoccupied with representations of femininity in its finalized form, this series examines the allure of laboured production and the fetishization of the affiliated objects themselves to create a ritualization that is both comforting yet sterile.