New Yorker, Leanne Shapton’s watercolours ‘Monday Shower Songs’ are exactly what they suggest, cosmetic vessels of morning rituals teamed up with classic ballads. Having art directed in some very big named publications, including the New York Times, Shapton’s sense of visual balance is arresting in this celebration of the ordinary.
Soap, shampoo, creams, shavers, tweezers, fliptops, nozzles and jars all make it into this parade of colour and shape. Shapton reminds us of the simple pleasures; the colours almost correlating the delight of belting out a classic tune in the privacy of your bathroom. Moody, muted, tones mixed with bright bursts of orange, pink and yellow. Your mental jukebox locates each song and you catch yourself smiling, this is a universal recollection, the start of a new day, clean and free.
Appearing in The New York Times on the last week of each month, Shapton’s series have featured on In/Out quite some time ago. Our delight in Shapton’s work continues.
Leanne Shapton is also one part of J&L Books, a non-profit publishing house that produces contemporary artist limited edition books.
Credits: NY Times