ada gallery presents new work Shannon Wright inspired by her ever-shifting relationship to Silicon Valley. Using corporate architecture and all the aspirations and attitudes it embodies as a jumping-off point, Wright experiments with a variety of structural systems in small-scale sculptures. With these modular structures, she aims to convey a sense of the limitless ambition and “fake it till you make it” optimism of startup-culture—a striking counterpoint to the forced exodus of many longtime residents of the region. She intends for these pieces to serve as subjective, abstract distillations of her interpretations of the Silicon Valley zeitgeist.
Shannon Wright is a sculptor and installation artist based in San José, California. Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Wright grew up chiefly in Sydney, Australia, and then in Richmond, Virginia, where she received her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Sculpture in 1990. She earned her MFA in 1994 in Time Arts from The School of Art Institute of Chicago. Recent exhibitions include Beyond Borders, Stories and Im(migration), a group exhibit at Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA), Untitled Miami Beach 2015 and 2017 with ADA Gallery (Miami Beach, FL), Dallas Art Fair with ada gallery (Dallas, TX), and Shannon Wright: Heroic Measures, a solo exhibition at ada gallery (Richmond, VA).