San Francisco

Shane Aslan Selzer

Lisa Dent Gallery

In her notably assured first solo exhibition, young San Francisco–based artist Shane Aslan Selzer employed an aesthetic both calculated in its range and instinctual in its use of unusual materials. At Lisa Dent Gallery, Selzer mined a challenging artistic vein sparked, arguably, by the likes of Rachel Harrison via a well-choreographed suite of works in a variety of media—sculpture, photography, video, and print. The show was installed in two rooms, one of which basked in primarily natural light while the other was dark enough to accommodate an atmospheric video installation. Both settings demonstrated the artist’s skill at commanding space and context with an economy of means. The placement of each object also appeared to have been carefully considered, even if much of the work depended on impulse.

Included were several sculptures based on niches, perches, and pedestals, most of them

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