Growing up in Alaska, Leslie Shows‘ playpen was the natural world. Now based in San Francisco, the artist draws on her upbringing to makes hybrid paintings to conjure hallucinatory landscapes filled with black icebergs, blazing skies, and reflecting pools. The quasi-abstract works combine polymers, pigments, paper, and — in an act of recycling — pieces of metal and other material gathered in industrial sites. With people and animals noticeably absent in the images, the paintings convey a weird and nightmarish sense of environmental apocalypse.
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