LAURA GURTON

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ARTIST STATEMENT
ARTIST STATEMENT

I was born in Brooklyn, NY, into a family of artists, and has always been working in one medium or another. I have a BFA from the School Visual Arts and has been exhibiting works in glass, mixed media,oil paintings, digital art and videos since 1975.

 

Moving to the Hudson Valley in 2004, inspired byits natural beauty and artist communities, my art hasflourished. I developed my own style andshow paintings and mixed media works regularly in a

variety of different venues throughout the Hudson Valley, New England, New York City, New Jersey, Ma. and California. I have exhibited with Theo Ganz Studio, Beacon, NY, Denise Bibro Fine Art, NYC, Fresh Paint Contemporary, Culver City,Ca., Beacon Shortwave Gallery, Stone Harbor, NJ, 13 Forest

Gallery, Arlington, Ma., Whitney Modern in Los Gatos, Ca., Hal Bromm Gallery, NYC. (https://www.artsy.net/ hal-bromm/artist/laura-gurton) and currently at the

Lockwood Gallery, Kingston NY.

 

I show my work in local galleries in the Hudson Valley as well as having been recognized on the worldwide stage by being chosen to participate in the 2013 Venice Biennale, (Time Space Existence, 55th Venice Biennale,Personal Structures), Art Southampton, The LA Art Fair, and Miami Context.

My oil paintings consist of concentric circular lines and colors that mimic pieces of agate, rings

inside of trees, mold, other patterns in nature and most importantly microscopic cells. The series, the Unknown Species, refers to my shapes as being alive. The variations of the size of the circles also emphasizes the growth of these shapes and of all living organisms. 

 

My digital art, mixed media works and animations, are developed directly from photographic images of my paintings. I became intrigued with the complex patterns that developed by manipulating the image digitally and appreciate being able to see how the same image looks in various color combinations. I am always surprised and delighted seeing what one of my paintings looks like when it becomes symmetrical. With digital manipulations the symmetry of nature is now part of my work: flowers, plants, inside of fruit, snowflakes and even the microscopic world is full of symmetry and incredible detailed patterns. 

 

The cellular shapes in all of my paintings, digital art and videos, echoing naturally occurring shapes,

provide the rhythms of life and existence. Ultimately I strives for my work to be an expressive representation of nature’s beauty in its primary elements.

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