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Lauren Clay...Hootenanny!

"SCAD", "artists", "exhibition", "mixed media"Katie Runnels1 Comment
It is always thrilling to find out when a former classmate has an opening at a major gallery! Such is the case for Lauren Clay-her new show, Hootenanny is coming up this weekend at Larissa Goldston Gallery in New York, October 29-December 19. Her work is so fresh and different-a mix of sculpture, installation, paper and plastics-its hard to know how to define it. What impresses me the most is how her forms are so seemingly geometrical, rooted in engineering or science- and at the same time are overtly "Girlie" with their pastels, curves, and occasional scallops! Her titles are brilliant and curious as well- giving context to otherwise baffling scenes that are familiar yet totally new and out of this world! Hooray, Lauren! xo

One way ticket into the nirvana thickets, 2009
Acrylic on cut paper, papier-mâché, foam, wire, wood
29" x 26" x 13"


Inverted Continuum, 2008
Acrylic on cut paper, acrylic mirror, papier-mâché, wood
45” x 27” x 10 1/2”


The Worlds Were In His Speech But Now They're In Reach, 2008
Acrylic on cut paper, acetate, foam
30" x 17" x 17"



Constructing Visions for Kublai Khan 2008
Acrylic on cut paper, acrylic mirror, acetate, foam
8 1/2 x 13 x 13


Your Relentless Tenderness is Our Prism Pivot Point, 2007
Acrylic on cut paper, fabric, mixed media
70 x 75 x 78 inches


There is a Place for You, In my Heart of Hearts , 2006
acrylic on cut paper, wall painting, flocking, light
85 x 96 x 45 inches