Shelly Castillo Garcia
Artist Reception: June 8th | 4-7:00pm
Shelley Castillo Garcia is a local artist known for her paper and acrylic portraits. Working primarily in grayscale, her captivating sculptures resemble 3D topographic maps and draw inspiration from artists such as Roy Lichtenstein and Orson Byron Lowell. The focus of her subject matter is the female form and her compositions evoke themes of power, identity, vulnerability, and womanhood. With each piece, Shelley seeks to capture and express the complexity and mystique of her subjects, enticing the observer to study the portraits from different angles and perspectives. Always seeking new opportunities, Shelley has recently incorporated other materials and techniques into her artwork, specifically wood and laser cutting machines. In addition to frequenting local coffee shops and bookstores, Shelley can be found managing finances for the Haggin Museum on most days of the week.