To Hold It All In
57" x 55.5"
acrylic and gouache on canvas
Born and raised in Panama City, Panama and raised in Chicago, Laura received her M.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999. She is preparing for a solo show in New York at the Yard and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Returning to the figure felt like the only way I could move forward to understand the times we are in. It is the language that can more directly relate issues we face on a daily basis.
Each piece captures an instant of human experience by visually delving into complex memories, emotions, and reactions. The canvases establish a fleeting psychological space in which the figures, colors, shapes and patterns seek recognition, understanding, and relief. Difficult and complex memories are the foundation from which I begin my work. I bring those moments to the surface to exist in a beautiful way.