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Marc Selwyn Fine Art is pleased to announce its second solo exhibition of new work by Los Angeles based artist Mimi Lauter . Lauter's technique employs intricate layers of oil and soft past el on large scale paper. Her unique surfaces seem tapestry-like in their co mplex tactile quality. Filled with texture\, etched passages\, and detail\, her abstracted metaphoric marks pulsate with color and fascinate the viewe r. Lauter's iconoclastic practice looks to European modernist painters\, su ch as Bonnard\, Redon\, and Vuillard as influences for her jewel-like palet te.

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In this new body of work\, Lauter continues to explore rich hues thr ough natural landscapes and domestic scenes. Interior settings suggest a de sire to control nature\, but the complex interplay of patterns\, imagery an d color proves the wild landscape cannot be harnessed. Abstracted birds and angels inhabit her imaginary narratives in a lush world of exploding ochre \, deep sapphire and vivid claret that Lauter describes as creating the "pe rsonality of each work...akin to knowing someone. The narrative tells us wh at we are looking at\; the color tells us who we are looking at." The viewe r's experience alternates between an abstracted narrative and one of physic ality\, color sensation\, and intense mark making.

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In this body of work\ , the chaos of a wave breaking the horizon line crashes through images of d ining tables\, still lives\, and landscapes. As Lauter observes: "The wave is something inevitable\, but still a disruption\, trying to swallow itself \, a violent break on a peaceful horizon. I thought I would try to confine a wave in a vase\, a well\, or some sort of vessel. Instead of containing t he wave\, I ended up with explosions\, bouquets\, and even trees. Above the wave\, each piece has a perfect\, deliberately patterned arch in the sky\, holding onto the curve. These pieces are about order and chaos and what ha ppens within the wave."

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Mimi Lauter was born in San Fra ncisco in 1982. She received her BA at University of California\, Los Angel es and her MFA from University of California\, Irvine. Her work has recentl y been acquired by the Hammer Museum\, and Lauter has been featured in Made in LA\, the museum's Los Angeles biennial. She has also been included in n umerous group exhibitions including the Riverside Museum\, Hayworth Gallery \, Los Angeles\, Cirrus Gallery\, Los Angeles\, The Room Gallery\,UC Irvine \, The Green Gallery\, Milwaukee. Lauter has been the recipient of the Medi ci Scholarship Award (2008)\, The Hans G. and Thordis W. Burkhard Foundatio n award (2005) and the Elain Krown Klein Scholarship Award (2004). DTEND:20121027 DTSTAMP:20141222T025433 DTSTART:20120915 GEO:34.0643546;-118.4134485 LOCATION:Marc Selwyn Fine Art\,9953 South Santa Monica Boulevard \nBeverly Hills\, CA 90212 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Dining Out\, Mimi Lauter UID:233799 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20120915T200000 DTSTAMP:20141222T025433 DTSTART:20120915T180000 GEO:34.0643546;-118.4134485 LOCATION:Marc Selwyn Fine Art\,9953 South Santa Monica Boulevard \nBeverly Hills\, CA 90212 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Dining Out\, Mimi Lauter UID:233800 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR