Leisure Destination: Recent Paintings
SF60: 01.06.17 - 02.04.17
San Francisco Bay Area artist Brandon Shimmel is interested in the trappings and seductive science of consumer marketing and retail display. He uses materials associated with window dressing (polished aluminum, colored plexiglass, pearlescent colors and Trompe-L’oeil surfaces) to extend his picture plane beyond the traditional window frame and by implication, to comment on the manner in which the object of desire is leveraged in consumer culture. His ability to successfully meld his painted surfaces with the partial surround of his framing devices extends the aura and reach of his imagery.