The Public Trust is pleased to present Status Quo, a solo exhibition of new work by New York-based artist, Shelter Serra. A closing reception and Artist talk will take place on Saturday, January 12, 2018. The talk will begin at 5:30 with the reception from 6-9 PM. We will also be releasing 2 limited editions by the artist, a t-shirt and an edition of his Homemade Hermès Birkin bag.
Shelter Serra is a New York based artist whose work explores notions of mass consumption and cultural identity. Serra’s multidisciplinary practice transforms the most mundane objects alongside highly recognizable branded products into objects of aesthetic contemplation. “Refining an aesthetic and making beautiful objects, whether that be a dress, bag, or sculpture," says Serra, "is a celebration of pure creativity and personal vision.” Serra, who is related to minimalist master Richard Serra, has collaborated with the Art Production Fund, Helmut Lang, Converse, and Chanel among others. Solo exhibitions of his work have been presented at BTW Gallery in Geneva, Anonymous Gallery in Mexico City, Beams B Gallery in Tokyo, and Marlborough Gallery in New York, among other galleries. His work has been included in group exhibitions at institutions such as Philadelphia’s ICA, Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore, and Urbis Art Centre in Manchester.