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Diary of an Artist by Laura Stack: Paintings and Drawings 2001-2024

Exhibition Dates: August 3 - August 31, 2024

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 17th 7 - 10pm

Open House & Artist Talk: Sunday, August 25th 3 - 6pm

Artist Talk at 4:30pm


© Laura Stack | "Diary of an Artist", paintings & drawings 2001-2024 | Interalia Magazine Interview

About The Exhibition:

Laura Stack's "Diary of an Artist" exhibit is based on her recent interview, "Biophilia," with editor Richard Bright in Interalia Magazine, an online international venue dedicated to the interactions between the arts and sciences.


"Biophilia," a love of life and the living world, is a key description of Stack's artwork. Her biology-inspired paintings and drawings featured in the interview are the main focus of her Rosalux exhibit. This exhibition of art pieces from the interview brings her writing to life and provides an immersive experience. For Stack, making art is like keeping a journal. Looking at her artwork created over the last twenty years, she recognizes the significant experiences specific bodies of work represent. The art featured in the "Diary of an Artist" exhibit tells a story of Stack's ability to capture her experiences and perceptions through biological abstraction.




Artist Statement:

Stack's art practice is driven by a deep reverence for the natural world and all living things. A transformative experience left an indelible imprint. Laura held her father's hand as he took his last breath—feeling his heartbeat fade away, she was profoundly moved. This experience heightened her perception of 'the pulse of life,' a feeling that lingers within her and continues to inspire her artwork.


Stack's art-making is a journey of contemplation, exploring the origins of life and the changing definition of what constitutes 'life' in an age of bioengineering. She creates abstract paintings that allude to fictional organisms and biomes, drawing inspiration from biology, synthetic biology, and extraordinary freaks of nature. She is both a participant and observer as her imagined life forms take shape on paper.

Portal 7, acrylic ink, gouache on paper on panel, 30" x 24”, 2024, © Laura Stack

Biography:

Laura Stack, a Minnesota artist, creates biology-inspired abstract paintings and ink collages drawing inspiration from science and the natural world.

 

Stack's art has graced the walls of esteemed venues worldwide, including the SciArt Initiative (NYC), New York Hall of Science (NYC), The Royal Scottish Academy (Edinburgh, Scotland), Sam Francis Gallery (CA), AIR Gallery (NYC), Minneapolis Institute of Art (MN), Minnesota Museum of American Art, Rosalux Gallery (MN), and Soo Visual Arts Center (MN). Her work has been featured in reviews and publications such as Art in America, New American Paintings, Manifest International Drawing Annual, Art Papers, SCIART Magazine, Interalia Magazine, Artsy.net, 10011MAG Magazine, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. She has also received numerous grants, including multiple Minnesota State Arts Board Artists Initiative Grants and the Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant. She is a member of the SciArt Initiative and EcoArtSpace.


You can read the full "Biophilia" Interview here


Instagram: @laurastackart

Inquiries: Contact Laura Stack at laurastackart@gmail.com


Rosalux Gallery hours are 12-4 PM Saturday and Sunday and the gallery is located at 315 W 48th Street in Minneapolis. Rosalux is always free and open to the public.


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