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Laura Vahlberg: Houses and Trees

In Gallery: January 25-February 15, 2023

The Department of Art & Art History welcomes artist Laura Vahlberg, with an exhibition in Andrews Gallery titled "Houses and Trees".

Laura Vahlberg paints pictures that represent the everyday and mundane within the context of formal abstraction. While working she thinks about the air quality in a motif. Artist Lennart Anderson once called a painting "a box of light and air." She asks questions like: What color is the air? How does it tie together everything it touches? These questions inform color mixing so that within each painting there is a description of distance.

She works on site in front of her chosen subject, nature acting as both reference material and active contributor. She acts as both observer and participant, delving into the process as intuition and perception dictate the direction.