Untitled (Blue flower diptych) by Shelby Corso
Untitled (Blue flower diptych) 2019 Acrylic and oil on canvas 30 x 40 inches each
Another Instant by Shelby Corso
Another Instant 2020 Acrylic on canvas 61 x 72 inches
Untitled (Blue flowers #3) by Shelby Corso
Untitled (Blue flowers #3) 2019 Acrylic and oil on canvas 30 x 40 inches
Leap Year by Shelby Corso
Leap Year 2020 Acrylic on canvas 28 x 48 inches

Through these paintings I am exploring the effects of structure on the experience of making and looking at a work of art. Before I start a painting, I write rules and conceptualize a structure around how it will be made. These rules, which determine color, form, and process, carry through various works, and evolve as time passes. Structures are important to creativity. The more structure imposed on the making of a work of art, the more freeing the experience of the work becomes. These paintings require presence in their making, and call for presence in looking at them. This being present can make us receptive to our experience and, hopefully, find meaning.