Face C, 2012
Ink, acrylic, plexiglass, crushed glass & engraving on aluminum
35 x 38 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Haines Gallery
Retail Value: $10,000
Leslie Shows (AIR ’07) uses diverse materials such as plexiglass, rust, ink, sand, mylar, sulfur and aluminum, in addition to paint and collage, to make complex 2-d works about substance, landscape, and multiple scales of time and space, often rupturing or “pulling apart” the material or semiotic properties of her subject matter. Her interests include geology, philosophies of matter, and the history of landscape painting. Shows’ work has been exhibited at the 2006 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, the Oakland Art Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s 2010 anniversary exhibition, 75 Years of Looking Forward. She has been the recipient of a Fleishhacker Foundation Eureka Fellowship, an SFMOMA SECA Award, an Artadia Award, and the Tournesol Award from the Headlands Center for the Arts.