Christina Laurel - artist creating installations, working in paper.
My mission: to create an "exhale" moment, an oasis that offers a respite and refuge from our daily sensory overload.
Installations: In 2005 I began removing my art from the frame and then off the wall. In 2009 I began creating suspensions that freely rotate. In 2014 shoji paper made its debut in a new installation series titled "Refugium."
Paper: By printing imagery of my own 2-D work onto shoji paper, I reference my fans, wall hangings, and collage on cradled wood. Originally I studied fashion design; my fascination with texture remains. I weave, layer, and sew paper to create surfaces that invite your "eyes to touch.”
Native of Syracuse, NY, now residing in Greenville, SC. Artist-in-Residence: 2014 in Paducah, KY, with the Paducah Arts Alliance; 2015 in Rabun Gap, GA, at Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences; and 2016 in Amherst, VA, at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
"Remnants" solo exhibition, January 10-February 24, 2017, at Metroplitan Arts Council, Greenville, SC
"Sketching in the Galleries," Sunday, October 9, 2016, at Greenville County Museum of Art
Artist in Residence, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, September 25 - October 4, 2016. Read my guest blog, posted October 17.
Guest artist, "Art in June" at Stephen Merritt's studio, Rochester, NY, June 10-11-12, 2016.
"Edo Influence #3" sold in Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences gala in April, Atlanta, GA. Photo below, courtesy Hambidge Center.
Installation of "Refugium" at Greenville Technical College's Riverworks Gallery, Greenville, SC, March 10-April 17, 2016.
Exhibition of "Edo Influence" and "Remnants," December 2015 in Bausch & Lomb's Geisel Gallery in Legacy Tower, Rochester, NY. Co-exhibitors: Stephen Merritt (clay), Jonathan Merritt (photography).
Rebecca Rafferty's City Newspaper review!
Latest posting: Works in Progress
Postcards from Paducah
Glimpses of Greenville
All images and text copyright 2016 Christina Laurel.