In the David Castillo Annex, Shelter Serra will present a new sculpture alongside a series of paintings and drawings inspired by the process of digital technology and archetypes of mass media. In Dark Castle, Serra reproduces a Disney-esque Cinderella sand castle in black marble suggesting the permanence and ephemeral state of consumerism. Serra’s new paintings and drawings comment on the filtering of information and the notion of serialty. By blurring the line between hand-made and digitally created art, Serra invites the audience to examine technology’s role as a determiner of our visual environment.
Shelter Serra was born in Bolinas, California in 1972. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1994 and his Master in Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design in 1996. The artist has exhibited nationally and internationally. He currently lives and works in New York City.