Shane Walsh

Gallery Affiliations: The Alice Wilds

Region: Midwest


City / State: milwaukee, WI

My paintings are the result of an interest in collage, both in a literal sense and as a conceptual framework for understanding the legacy of abstraction. The process begins with small-scale collages constructed from photocopies of various shapes, and marks—some expressive, others graphic or digital—that respond to the history of abstract painting. This overall approach allows me to treat painting as a storehouse of moments I can copy, paste, and sample. This cutting, copying, and pasting, however, owes as much to the punk and hip-hop ephemera of my youth as it does to modernist collage traditions.