September 25, 2008 - April 20, 2009
Philadelphia artist Shelley Spector is known for her formally simplistic and beautifully crafted sculptural forms that often focus on the nuances of humanity, everyday experiences, and the day-to-day emotions that resonate within all of us. Colorful, whimsical, and light-hearted, Spector's sculptures are made from salvaged wood, found objects, and paper. They are typically human figures purposefully void of distinct characteristics. Most notably, the sculptures lack any facial features and are somewhat androgynous in order to connect to everyone regardless of the shape of one's mouth, eyes, nose, or gender. Spector has merged humanity into these archetypical figures to evoke a sense of empathy for them and for ourselves as we often overlook the nature of our collective lives.