This past Thursday I met Maccabee Shelley. His artwork was displayed in the Gatov-West gallery at CSULB. The materials he used to make his sculptures are glass, plastic, paint and things he found in dumpsters. What he wants the audience to experience is something that they haven’t seen before and expand their view of the world and art.
Shelley is currently a student at CSULB. He grew up in Los Angeles then moved to San Francisco. Then moved to Long Beach for school. He has a degree in Studio Art from Humboldt State University. He’s had many exhibitions all over California since 2009.
Shelley’s sculptures are unique and creative. I haven’t seen this style of art before and I enjoyed looking at these sculptures. It makes you wonder how it was made and the meaning behind it. I like how the colors in the sculptures have movement. It looks as if it’s melting from the sculpture.
Here are some pictures of Shelley’s sculptures. His website is http://www.maccabeeshelley.com