Embracing a rich history of craft materiality, Los Angeles-based artist Mindy Shapero (b. 1974) fuses mythology and psychedelic spirituality into her sculptures, paintings, and works on paper. For two decades, Shapero has given form to an on-going fabricated story through her work. She explores narrative structures through sculptural characters and props, and sets their stages with painted backdrops. Shapero does not shy away from narrative story-telling in her artwork, and in fact believes in the importance of simultaneously transporting her viewers and reflecting their realities. Between form and material, Shapero makes it her duty to expose shifting and tenuous relationships between object and the stories they tell and the powers viewers inherently bestow upon objecthood.
Shapero will have an exhibition at The Pit in Los Angeles in 2018, and has recently been featured in group exhibitions at the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; The Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL; and the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY.