Shirley Shor, Core
Born 1971, Israel
Lives in San Francisco
Wood, paint, custom software, LCD, PC
Collection of the San Jose Museum of Art
Gift of Lipman Family Foundation
Although her work occasionally references social and political concerns, Shirley Shor is primarily a formalist working in digital electronics. As she explains, “In my work, I think about space as a verb, as an action, as a dynamic process that we are all taking part in. I recreate space by constantly changing it.” Shor accomplishes this with dynamic software written in a computer language that generates non-repeating moving images—patterns, colors, and surfaces—that are projected onto a physical space. At times, the forms in Core resemble digital maps of the physical world, only to morph into abstract, camouflage-like patterns.