LAURA MORIARTY


2018 OCTOBER EXHIBIT

Laura Moriarty was born in Beacon, New York and now lives and works in Kingston, New York. She studied hand-papermaking by apprenticeship from 1986-1990, and is otherwise self-taught. In her current, process-driven works on paper, layers and veins of color convey the immediacy of the hand but translate to a sense of deep, geological time. Working with molten, richly pigmented beeswax, the artist hints at mountains, landslides, floods, and erosion, relying on gesture and composition to skirt the line between the notion of landscape and pure abstraction. With a complex understanding of color and space, Moriarty invites her viewer to reflect on the energy at play both in her compositions and the stones and strata they represent.