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:
Another Thing Coming: New Sculpture in LA, Torrance Art Museum,
August 23 - Oct 18, 2014 LA Times Christopher Knight Review

Quantum Shirley, Phillip Feldman Gallery, PNCA, Portland, Oregan. June 19 August 10, 2014 Portlandart.net Top Pick of July

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

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