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I am interested in a kind of space that is fresh, airy, vast and open. For a long time, I've felt that a painting is alive when I can feel the space in it. I would like to be able to paint air, but in order to paint air, I need to paint things in it. In my most recent paintings, my vocabulary of geometric shapes, distilled from looking at windows and architecture, is being infiltrated by looser and more gestural forms arrived at through the actual process of painting. Stains, pours and chance encounters generate abstract forms. I turn these shapes into characters and set them to play in unpredictable abstract narratives. Unarticulated white space allows the intensely colored forms to have room to expand and resonate.
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Laura Newman is a Brooklyn-based painter. Her solo shows include exhibitions at Jen Bekman Gallery, Gallery @1GAP, the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Lesley Heller Workspace and Bellwether Gallery; she's participated in group exhibitions at Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, the National Academy of Art, the Weatherspoon Art Museum and the New Museum, among many others. Publications include a catalog from NSCAD University with essays by John Yau and Amy Sillman, and reviews in the Brooklyn Rail, Artforum magazine, the New York Times and BOMB magazine. Newman has received fellowships from the American Academy in Rome, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, and educated at Cooper Union, Cal Arts and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Newman teaches art at Vassar College.
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- Hand-crafted black or white wooden frame, fitted with UV plexi
- White, archival, Made-to-Measure Mat. Your artwork will either be matted or floated depending on artist’s specifications. Note: Artwork 24”x 36” & larger will be framed to edge (no mat).
- Expertly finished with hanging wires, protective backing archival sleeve for certificate of authenticity, and wall-friendly footers.
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