At the core of Laura’s research through art is water. According to the artist, water takes on many metaphors for our patterns of thought and behavior. The river is her primary example showing how we flow around problems like the meander around a boulder. Her concern for stagnation in her own life and a deep desire to grow spiritually keeps her examining water patterns to express her own sensation of being in the flow of life.
Laura holds a BA from Lehigh University and an MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. She exhibits in solo shows extensively in the New York metro area. She has also shown in Colorado, L.A. and in art fairs in NYC, Santa Fe and Miami. Her current galleries include; The Drawing Room Gallery, Cos Cob, Ct., Simon Gallery, Morristown, NJ, Ashok Jain Gallery, New York, NY, Artifact Gallery, New York, NY and Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati, OH.
Laura has had considerable press coverage in the Baltimore, MD area and has been the featured artist in an online journal, Jersey Arts and in print in Design New Jersey Magazine. She gave a featured artist talk at the Art Santa Fe Fair. Her work can be found in the publications Art UpClose, Blink Art Resource and published online in http://www.potatomike.com/laura-mcclanahan.
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