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Solo Show, Breaking Patterns

BREAKING PATTERNS explores Laura McClanahan’s interest in transformation. The action of deconstructing solids and breaking through to the emerging potential of new possibilities is central to the development of her abstract language. Her technique is straightforward and unpretentious. Each series is created in one session where she arranges glass objects and takes a hammer to them. Next, ink, oil, and water, salt and acrylic medium are added to the shattered glass to emphasize patterns, much like staining a laboratory slide. She continues to manipulate the still life, increasing the fluids an... [more]
Posted by Laura McClanahan on 9/6/11

Press Release

Simon Gallery is pleased to present Laura McClanahan in an exhibit opening Tuesday, April 21 and continuing through and Saturday, May 23, 2009. An artist’s reception will be held Friday, April 24, 6-8 p.m. This is Ms. McClanahan’s first solo exhibition at Simon Gallery.Laura McClanahan’s photography is an investigative study of the optical properties of water, glass and light. In her constructed worlds, she manipulates the mineral and through imposing surfaces and introducing filtered color, she works with life’s most elemental substance to create a narrative about what makes something alive. With he... [more]
Posted by Laura McClanahan on 4/7/09