Paul Shambroom


Kavi Gupta Gallery in Chicago is currently presenting a solo exhibition of new photographs titled “Security” by Minneapolis-based artist Paul Shambroom. The show leads the viewer through a reductive documentation of various power structures that represent the current state of democracy. The photos are taken at different facilities financed by the Department of Homeland Security. Shambroom’s work is frozen somewhere between reality and fiction, depicting scenes that are isolated and sterile. Previous work for the artist has investigated democracy through civic duties being carried out in municipal buildings across Middle America. Shambroom has exhibited though out the US and Europe with solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York City. The artist has a mid-career survey exhibition with full catalog that is being organized by a three-museum consortium (Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Weisman Art Museum, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, University Art Museum, Cal. State, Long Beach) and was recently awarded support by the Warhol Foundation.