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Laura Hathaway

15 Oct – 5 Nov

Exhibition

Laura Hathaway

Source http://www.laurahathawayartist.com

2020 10 10 030946709

Examining the properties and absorbency of pigments and oils against surfaces; focusing in on the effects of layering, opacities and manipulation, Laura's work explores the visual language of marks.

At the heart of this creative exploration is her interest and intuitive pull towards experimental process, with the aim of challenging her own and others traditional ideas of painting and print making.

Painting directly onto a surface with her hands, the physicality of pressing, smearing and transforming ink, glass and paper captures feelings and movements. Probing expressive potential and the role of chance, the works transform through unexpected and accidental outcomes. Exploring mark making as a material product of the body, her work is a juxtaposition between spontaneity, chaos and a universal feeling of a need for control.

Laura’s work has been regularly backed by the Arts Council England and shown widely including Portsmouth, Southampton, London and New York contemporary art galleries.

Showing daily at ARCH window gallery 35 High Street.