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Leslie Shows

Leslie Shows’s work explores the properties of geological elements, the landscapes from which they originate and the visual facets of minerals. 
The artist’s geological interests focus on a fascination with the yellow of sulfur, and on a recent interest in the sculptural and metaphorical implications of molds used in industrial manufacturing. 

Sulfur is a key material of industrial production and trade. The variety used by the artist is a petroleum by-product. She obtained it from a plant in Stockton, where it is processed into pellets and shipped to Asia, doubtlessly to be transformed into goods that will make a return trip west. The material is priced at just $30 per ton.

For more information on Shows, visit her website.