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 an installation titled "Refugium."
Paper: By printing imagery of my 2-D work onto Japanese paper, I reference my own artistic evolution. Originally I studied fashion design; my fascination with texture remains. I layer paper to create surfaces that invite your "eyes to touch.”
Native of Syracuse, NY, now residing in Liberty, SC. Artist-in-Residence: 2017 in Newnan, GA, with ArtRez; 2016 in Amherst, VA, at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; 2015 in Rabun Gap, GA, at Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences and 2014 in Paducah, KY, with the Paducah Arts Alliance. Studio: Holly Springs Center, Pickens, SC.
"Sketching in the Galleries," July 29, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
Birchwood Artisan Gallery, Holly Springs Center, Pickens, SC - small artwork exhibited
"Refugium: Gingko" installation and "Survivor/Remnants" Westinghouse Gallery exhibit, September 11-October 26, Aiken Center for the Arts. Reception, September 13; workshop, October 27.
Postcards from Paducah - and - Glimpses of Greenville
All images and text copyright 2018 Christina Laurel.