November 10 – December 22, 2016
Alake Shilling’s bubblegum pop aesthetic and curious storytelling fuse to create dynamic canvases of otherworldly abstraction and intrigue. Wrought with dark humor and stupefying detail, She guides her viewer through naturalistic scenes of cartoonish wild fauna and other symbols. With an aimless quality of expansion, she elicits a sense of longing in her work – for the crevices in our minds still unbound by adulthood. Her process starts by building up texture on a surface and then by pouring paints and other materials in select areas. She then inserts images into the remaining space, bringing the canvas to life. Shilling is an artist living and working in Los Angeles.