July artist-in-residence, Laura Duerwald, received a BFA from Syracuse University, an MFA from Marywood University, and studied at the Art Students League in New York and Syracuse University in London.
Laura’s paintings are not always actually painted. They are constructed out of materials – paper, pigment, graphite, linen, wax – through an intuitive process of addition and subtraction, with particular sensitivity to the character of each element, and the poetic possibilities of their various combinations. From a distance, extremes of value, color and texture meld into fields that have a dynamic opticality, while up close, their supple materiality is evident.
Laura is currently working on a group of small studies on paper in preparation for an upcoming solo show at Gremillion & Co. Fine Art in Houston.
More work by Laura can be seen on the following sites: