Paintings & Ink Collages
Exhibition Dates: May 6-28, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 13, 7:00-10:00 pm
Open House & Artist Talk: Sunday, May 28, 12:00-4:00 pm. Artist Talk at 2:00 pm. "Into the Painting" interactive experience.
Portal #5, Ink, gouache on panel, 40" x 30", 2023
Travel into Laura Stack's mysterious biological landscapes. Her abstract work alludes to fictional organisms and biomes, illustrating her fascination with speculative & synthetic biology. These illusionary images appear as a single living structure or a window into another world. The scale is ambiguous implying a microscopic, macroscopic, internal, or external viewpoint.
A love of science, biopunk science fiction, and her experiences in nature inform the content of Stack's artwork. Her work's luminous color and abstract imagery are inspired by beautiful freaks of nature, such as mushrooms, marine invertebrates, slime mold, and agates.
Stack's painting practice moves between improvisation and control. She begins with an ink drawing of a natural form, coaxing the wet ink across the paper and manipulating its shape. Hard-edge striped protrusions disrupt this aqueous field. Dark earthy tones and saccharine neon colors coalesce, creating an unworldly experience.
Portal #13, Ink, gouache on panel, 30" x 24", 2023
Learn more about Laura and her artwork at Laurastackart.com
Inquiries: Contact Laura Stack at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays,12-4 pm or by appointment.
Laura is at the gallery on 5/6, 5/14, 5/21, 5/27, 5/28 from 12-4 pm.
Location: 315 West 48th Street in Minneapolis. Rosalux is free and open to the public.