Sunday, August 6, 2017

Lael Marshall

Untitled (LMP2013.46), cotton, latex, staples, wood; 14 x 14.25 inche

About the Work
These works are part of an ongoing series involving fabric.

I am first drawn to an attribute of a woven cloth; whether it be the color, pattern, texture or transparency, and use one or more of these qualities as a starting point for my work. The addition of paint and/or glue, cutting and re-ordering of the material back together again, and addressing the natural tendency of the fabric to pull, torque or twist are all part of my involvement and process with these works. I have no singular method or mode of working; each piece must find its particular solution. 

Crust, 2013; cotton, thread, rabbit skin glue, oil, wood; 2.5 x 17.25 inches

Carmine's, 2012; cotton, thread, wood; 20 x 16 inches

About the Artist
Born in Seattle, Lael Marshall studied at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and received her MFA from The Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany. Recent two-person and solo exhibitions include 57W57 ARTS and Dieu Donné Workspace Program with Emily Noelle Lambert, both in New York City, and This Quiet Commotion with Michael Voss at Mitart gallery in Basel, Switzerland.  Her work has also been shown in group exhibitions at The Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California;  ParisCONCRET, Paris;  SNO, Sydney; Parallel Art Space, Brooklyn; Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit; Beers Contemporary, London; and Schema Projects, Brooklyn. Marshall held a 2014 residency at Dieu Donné Workspace, and is the 2014 recipient of The Acker Award for Visual Arts, San Francisco.  She lives and works in New York.