Art in Alternative Spaces

presents

Transitions

Meaningless that Easily Greys  - Acrylic   - 11 x 14" -  $500

Art by Beth Laurin

Artwork on display at:

Apollo Theater

2540 North Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL

On Exhibition through December 1, 2005

Artists' Reception - Sunday, August 14  (5:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

 

Unleashing Destruction

Acrylic 

9 x 12"

$500

Etched Pattern Into Soul

Acrylic/Paper

9 x 12"

$500

Wisdom of Empty Spaces

Acrylic

18 x 24"

$700

Unnamed Need

Acrylic

18 x 27"

$700

Stream of Imagery

Acrylic/Mixed Media

14 x 11"

$500

Founding Principle of Existence

Acrylic

9 x 12"

$500

Hailed from a Distant Past

Acrylic

20 x 24"

$700

Moonlight Run

Acrylic/Paper

9 x 12"

$500

Enforced Solitude

Acrylic/Wax

10 x 10"

$350

 

BETH LAURIN

ARTIST STATEMENT

The objective of my work is to depict the connections of thoughts, words and images. My paintings are made by adding layers to the surface of the paper. It is similar to the process of life. By uncovering and looking through one layer you can see a deeper layer within. It is the layers of ourselves that keep us separate from each other, yet at the same time make us the human beings we have the freedom to be with all our different thoughts and abilities. To create my work, I begin with a watercolor figure on the page to which I add layers of paint and various papers. I have also used materials (photographs and pages from my travel journals) taken from previous experiences whether it be previous paintings, travels or studies and incorporated them into the features of the figure. My personal spiritual journey is integrated into my work connecting the physical and the spiritual. The past and the present connect in the moment of reflection and looking forward.

Throughout my life I have been involved in making art in addition to studying art history during high school and college. My college years included participating in a program to study art in New York City and visiting art museums in Europe during my year of study in France. While living in Japan for 3 years, I studied drawing, design and cultural arts, namely; ikebana, ink brush painting, and tea ceremony. When I moved to Chicago to study at Harrington Institute, I took drawing and architectural drawing classes as part of the course work for interior design. Over the past six years I have begun to exhibit my art work in the Midwest. In 2003 I participated as an artist-in-residence for 8 weeks at Studios Midwest sponsored by the Galesburg Civic Arts Center.



Founded in 1991, Anatomically Correct is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to showcasing works by artists in alternative spaces in a combined effort to educate, diversify, and promote community awareness of the visual and performing arts.   


All artwork available for purchase.

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