Saturday, December 8, 2012

Lauren Clay

A Good Measure, Pressed Down, Shaken Together, Running Over
Acrylic on cut paper, paper-mâché, plastic, foam

The Unending Amends We've Made (Imperishable Wreath)
Acrylic on cut paper, paper-mâché, wire, wood

Schism Chasm Cataclysm
Acrylic on cut paper, papier-mâché, acrylic, wire, wood

Inverted Continuum
Acrylic on cut paper, acrylic mirror, papier-mâché, wood 

Lauren Clay graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA, and went to continue her education at the Virginia Commonwealth University, where she received her MFA. Clay has traveled all throughout the United States, showcasing many solo exhibitions in places such as the Larissa Goldston Gallery in New York, Tilt Gallery and Project Space in Portland, and Whitespace Galley in Atlanta.

Another artist featuring amazing colors! The colors are so rich and varied that it looks like candy. If there were any sculptures that looked good enough to eat, here they are. Aside from the taste quality, Clay's use of color value range from deep reds, to soft lavenders shows her a simple, but powerful understanding of color relationship, resulting in a very effective blend of colors.

The forms of these sculptures is also interesting. They are simple, flat strips of paper, which are rounded at the end. But overlapped and given distinct lengths make the paper show more volume and depth. And because it is paper, it hangs naturally and is not stiff, giving the piece some sort of "alive" quality.

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