Experiences of Suspension: An Interview with Leslie Shows

Excerpt / Los Angeles-based artist Leslie Shows opens a large solo exhibition, curated by Hesse McGraw, this Saturday at the San Francisco Art Institute’s Walter and McBean Galleries. The show, which runs through Dec. 12, includes several newly commissioned paintings that extend the artist’s research into geological timescales, industrial processes, hybrid materials and abstraction. Her striking paintings use natural and manmade materials such as sand, Mylar and aluminum to construct dense, three-dimensional landscapes or stratum. In some instances, this exploration has extended into sculptures. Shows spoke with A.i.A. about the ideas, philosophical and otherwise, that inform her unique approach to painting.

— “Experiences of Suspension: An Interview with Leslie Shows” in Art in America November 6, 2015 (Online)