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​Ruby's Nets ​ 

In its previous life as a hairdressers, traditional net curtains furnished the shop front windows of Ruby Cruel. The softness of the diaphanous knitted patterns a familiar and homely screen from the gritty streets outside. Artist Shannon Alonzo brought back Ruby’s nets as the second artist to provide our public visual identity – presented from Summer 2022 until Summer 2023 when the shop front windows were replaced.

Shannon Alonzo  is an interdisciplinary artist focusing primarily on drawing, soft sculpture and performance. Her practice explores themes of collective belonging, place attachment, historical erasure and the significance of carnival ritual to the Caribbean consciousness. She holds a BA from London College of Fashion and MRes Creative Practice from the University of Westminster. Most recently she has exhibited work at Documenta Fifteen and will be participating in the 2023 Liverpool Biennial.

Shannon Alonzo lives and works Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago.

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