from multiplicity to negotiations

Most recently I am exploring sculptural processes as models of multi-dimensional thinking and negotiation. Sculpture-making demands the ability to merge the abstract, the literal and the practical. A sculptor has to negotiate constantly between her concepts, their practicality as real-world existence (physics) and their relationship to the rest of the world (architectural, semantic and ethical, for example). Sculpture requires the ability to know how to fit things together, how to problem solve and how to orchestrate elements within a whole that reflects the structure of the artist's ideas.

My interest in this fluidity, or "plasticity" as mode of sculpture is developed out of my decade-long research of plastic as a phenomenon in contemporary society.

Read more in Artforum articles by Velasco and Rugoff
Interview in Asian Art Newspaper

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upcoming/recent exhibitions:

Quantum Shirley, Phillip Feldman Gallery, PNCA, Portland, Oregan. June 2014

Transcending Trash: The Art of Upcycling, Muzeo, Ananheim, CA. April 26 - August 31, 2014

Capp Street Project 30th Birthday Party, San Francisco, Feb 18, 2014. Featuring piñatas designed by selected past Capp Street artists.

Armory Show and Tell, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA. August 24, 2013 12:45pm-1:45pm

ReMODEL 2: Expanding the Dialog at Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA. Oct 19, 2013. ReMODEL: Sculpture Education Now symposium (co-organizer)