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Laura McClanahan

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Branching Rivers #1 Photograph 24x30 © Laura McClanahan
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Branching Rivers #5 Photograph on Wood Panel With Resin Coating 30 X 24 X 1.5 Inches © Laura W. McClanahan
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Branching Rivers #8 Photograph on Wood Panel With Resin 24x30 © Laura W. McClanahan
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Branching Rivers #33 Photograph on Wood Panel With Resin 24x30 © Laura McClanahan
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Breaking Patterns - Oil No. 4, 2012 Photograph on Canvas 40"x60" © 2012
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Breaking Patterns - Oil No. 5, 2012 Photograph on Canvas 40"x60" © 2012
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Breaking Patterns - Oil No. 10, 2012 Photograph on Canvas 40"x60" © 2012
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Breaking Patterns - Oil No. 55, 2012 Photograph on Canvas 40"x60" © 2012
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Breaking Patterns No. 628, 2011 Photograph on Canvas 36"x36" © 2011
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Breaking Patterns No. 630, 2011 Photograph on Canvas 36"x36" © 2011
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Breaking Patterns No. 654, 2011 Photograph on Canvas 36"x36" © 2011
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Breaking Patterns No. 655, 2011 Photograph on Canvas 36"x36" © 2011
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Breaking Patterns No. 700, 2011 Archival Pigment Print 36"x36" © Laura McClanahan
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Breaking Patterns No. 710, 2011 Photograph, Archival Pigment Print 36"x36" © Laura McClanahan
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Gambierdiscus toxicus, 2006 Digital Photograph 30"x40" © 2006
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Pterygophora californica, 2006 Digital Photograph 30"x40" © 2006
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Thalassiosira eccentrica, 2009 Photogram 12"x12" © 2009
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Linuche unguiculata, 2009 Color Photogram 24"x24" © 2009
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Strongylcentrotus droebachiensis, 2007 Color Photogram 24"x24" In. © 2007 Laura McClanahan
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Durvillaea potatorum , 2009 Archival Pigment Print 30"x30" © Laura W. McClanahan
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Gambierdiscus australes , 2009 Archival Pigment Print 30"x30" © Laura W. McClanahan
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Aphanocapsa delicatissma, 2010 Archival Pigment Print 30"x30" © Laura W. McClanahan
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Breaking Patterns, 2011 Photograph on Canvas 36"x36" © 2011
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Breaking Patterns, No. 634, 2011 Photography on Canvas 36"x36" © Laura McClanahan ©2011
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Breaking Patterns, No. 721, 2011 Photography on Canvas 36"x36" © Laura McClanahan ©2011
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Breaking Patterns -Oil, No. 38, 2012 Photograph, Archival Pigment Print on Canvas 18"x36" © 2012 Laura McClanahan
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Evolving Patterns #1, 2013 Ink and Acrylic 60"x36"
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Evolving PAtterns #2, 2013 Ink and Acrylic 60"x36" © Laura McClanahan
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Los Angeles, California
Birth year
1967
Lives in
New Jersey
Works in
New Jersey
Schools
MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art), 2007, MFA
Representing galleries
Morristown, NJ, Cos Cob, Ct., Simon Gallery, The Drawing Room Art Gallery
Tags
photograms photography, science, ocean, microscopic, Cells video-art digital, abstract
Current Exhibitions and Events
Sep, 2016
2016 Members Exhibition
Hunterdon Art Museum
Sep, 2016
HAM 2016 Members Exhibition
Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ
Statement

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’s thesis at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) was Chaos Patterns, the study of the calligraphic lines found in water patterns of the vortex, wave, drop and meander. She presented this work in black and white using photo cut out collage and video. She has also studied what is in water, developing a series of plankton like photograms in the color darkroom with her own blown glass. Coming back recently to researching how water behaves, she used the techniques of; aerial photography of rivers, observational photographic set-ups on broken glass and poured water terrain paintings on loose canvas.