Laura Stack "Portals" May Exhibit
Portals: Ink Collages & Digital Composites
Exhibition Dates: May 6-28, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 13, 7:00-10:00 pm
Open House & Artist Talk: Sunday, May 28, 1:00-4:00 pm. Artist Talk at 2:00 pm
Portal #5, 2023, Ink collage, gouache on paper on panel, 30" x 24"
Laura Stack presents Portals, ink painting collages, and digital composite prints. Her images allude to fictional organisms and biomes and play with the tension between a natural and synthetic world. She envisions otherworldly life forms existing in an alternate reality with its own physical laws. These primordial landscapes can be experienced as microscopic, macroscopic, internal, or external. A love of science, science fiction, and experiences in nature inform Stack's artwork, as do the beautiful freaks of nature, such as fungi, microfauna, agates, and invertebrates. One can view the Portal images as an organic object and a window into another dimension. They are temporal representations of imagined biological phenomena.
Stack's art practice moves between control and improvisation. She begins with an ink drawing of a natural form and coaxes the wet material across the paper surface, corralling and encouraging its direction. She disrupts this field of floating nebulae with painted striped forms. Shapes are then cut out and collaged, creating unworldly abstractions.
Learn more about Laura and her artwork on her website at https://www.laurastackart.com/
Inquiries: Contact Laura Stack at email@example.com
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays,12-4 pm or by appointment
Location: 315 West 48th Street in Minneapolis. Rosalux is free and open to the public.