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Nino Mier Gallery is pleased to announce its representation of Los Angeles-based artist, Mindy Shapero. Shapero (b. 1974 in Louisville, KY) is best-known for her sculptures and works on paper that employ a vivid color-palette and myriad use of often humble materials. Through a mixture of surrealism and kitsch, Shapero playfully manipulates her media in a process of accretion and repetition, resulting in objects that dare to contradict their reasons for being. Midnight Portal Scars, Shapero's first exhibition with the gallery, will feature twelve new works on paper viewable as both an online exhibition and by appointment at the gallery. Recombining materials and techniques seen in her sculptures, Shapero's works on paper act as markers of process. Through layers of paint, spray paint and subsequent leafing, Shapero treats “viewing” or “looking” as a continuous state of transformation -- “a state of mind that allows interiority and exteriority to mix and become a single metaphysical continuum.”

Mindy Shapero (b. 1974 in Louisville, KY) earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD (1997) and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (2003). Shapero’s work has been shown extensively in institutions across the country in exhibitions such as, Highlights from the Collection, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA (2017); NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL (2015); Storytelling as Craft, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY (2013); New Art for a New Century: Recent Acquisitions 2000-2009, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, (2010); Like color in pictures, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO (2007); The Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C. (2006); Thing: New Sculpture From LA, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2005), and a two-person exhibition with Jockum Nordström at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH (2006), among others.