Through a Child’s Eyes: Art for Desmond – Monoprints by Laura Carpenter, November 27, 2011-January 22, 2012
This series, Art for Desmond, is inspired by the visual choices that my son has been making in his first 6 months. His fascination with trees, and with the leaves against the sky at dusk, when the contrast is highest, led me to look hard at trees and try to emulate his appreciation in mono-prints and pastel. These works are also formal studies in color, shape and composition. Monoprinting is a process in which a Plexiglas plate is painted on and then run through the press. Each piece is completely unique.
About the Artist
Laura Carpenter has been working with the subject of landscape for 10 years in Colorado. She is originally from Yellow Springs, Ohio and studied at Goucher College in Baltimore as well as the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland, U.K. Her current work explores the balance between real and abstract, natural and man-made, and local and non-local color.
Laura is influenced by the landscape she lives in as well as memories and images from other places she has experienced. Her most recent work was featured in a display at the Denver International Airport, and has been shown at Translations Gallery in Denver and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver.
She is currently in her last year of graduate school to obtain her MFA in painting at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO.
Plan now to attend the Artist’s Salon, from 6-9pm, Wednesday, December 28, for a discussion with the artist, fingerfood, wine, music and conversation. Suggested donation: $20 to further the efforts of GlenHouseArt.