Shaun was included in Alcoves 16/17 #5 at The New Mexico Museum of Art in 2016 with a solo space that enabled her to install several large sculptures, wall installations and 3 recent drawings from the Horizon Line Series. Reviews were very positive and Alcoves #5 was selected as one of the ten best shows in the Santa Fe/Albuquerque area for 2016 by art, ltd Magazine.
Selected reviews for Shaun's work; "Gilmore's free-standing sculptures twist and turn in the air, schematically defining volumes, like a 3-D Brice Marden drawing, or exoskeletons of Dubuffet's sculptural forms." Jon Carver for Visual Art Source, 2016
"The fifth entry in the New Mexico Museum of Art's ongoing Alcoves exhibition is a strong showing by five New Mexico based artists whose works are related by their uncommon use of materials, an emphasis on structural form, and a clear Postminimalist aesthetic.......The largest of the alcove spaces contains the work of Shaun Gilmore. Whether/Weather is a series of drawings of specific locations represented by concentric linear elements, as in a topographical map. Gilmore combines these drawn elements with brilliant flashes of color, confined to vibrant abstracted forms within the composition, that contrast sharply with the mostly monochromatic and black and white pieces by the other participating artists. The linear elements from the drawings inspired a series of newspaper-wrapped wire sculptures and a hanging curtain composed of a series of strung- together cut- out shapes made from recycled materials........Artists often destroy in order to create and obscure in order to transform. Without making it an explicit theme, these five artists are united in the way they use materials by embracing their inherent qualities. Theirs is a hands-on approach to formalism. The five solo shows, overall, are well-curated selections with a more uniform and consistent aesthetic than previous entries in the series." Michael Abatemarco for The New Mexican/Pasatiempo 2016
"The exception does indeed prove the rule; if the elegantly erratic lines of the poked fractal form of Shaun Gilmore's Crater Peak in the Distance (acrylic and archival ink on vellum) accords with the show's abstract fantasia on themes from nature, Gilmore's hanging clusters of trinkets and gangly collages of paper-mache floor pieces crash the party, conjuring everything from festive clavier debris to a kitsch-bent shower curtain. The effect is akin to rounding a health food aisle of gluten-free cuisine to confront a snack display at 7-Eleven. Yet these willfully discordant notes have the curious effect of affirming the show's serene homage to nature." Richard Tobin for THE magazine 2016