Oregon-based Michael Salter works in that strange nexus between art and design. ‘I am critically looking at visual culture, extracting information and synthesizing my own new language in response. My work is usually realized in art installations in galleries, project spaces and museums. Currently my giant Styrobot is in the San Jose Museum of Art for a show they have opening up on April 12th about the robot’s evolution as a cultural icon’. The work shown above, a slip cast ceramic sculpture called subzero, was shown at Salter’s first New York solo show last January at the Jeff Bailey Gallery.