Leslie Shows, (b. 1977)
Face K, 2011
Ink, acrylic, mylar, crushed glass on aluminum
On loan from the artist
Face K is from a series based on images of pyrite rocks made with a flatbed scanner. Each work is a translation of these scans, using reflective industrial materials, delicate engraving, and ink painting.
Leslie Shows, a Los Angeles-based artist who grew up in Juneau, questions the colonial tendency to assign only aesthetic or industrial value to the non-human world. She seeks to disrupt or disorient the viewer into seeing something anew. She says, “Maybe there is something more within a stone that can be discovered, or listened to … Not just used but related to.”