Gallery Lulo is pleased to announce Laine Justice - Animal Animal Animal!, an exhibition of new work, at 303 Center Street, Healdsburg, California. Opening on Saturday, June 2, the exhibition is the artist’s second with the gallery. Eight oil paintings, alongside twenty-five works on paper, as well as a sixty-foot movable scroll painting, will be on view.
In the featured body of work, Justice explores the visual and poetic world of animals through the lens of mark-making. In her menagerie, animals emerge and hide in various forms and sizes, making their discovery through the brilliant detail a thrilling exploration. The interplay between revelation and concealment, achieved through the use of luminescent materials such as glass pigments, mica, and quartz, arranged alongside goopy paint, miniature mosaic, vivacious colored raw pigments, and detailed graphite vignettes.
The works on paper and scroll painting feature an array of scenes and moments in the lives of animals. The pieces depict evanescent actions of creatures, granting the viewer further observation and insight into their world through more immediate and raw materials, such as crayon, watercolor, ink, dye, collage, and pencil - and the playful marks they make.
“Just like staring at clouds and finding animal after animal with a friend, and asking them if they can see it too — these paintings give us pareidolia, just like the man on the moon.”
Justice’s idiosyncratic ability to create beautiful abstracted worlds shows her powerful qualities both as a visual artist and poet. Laine works in a wide variety of media including oil painting, watercolor, drawing, collage, scroll painting, books, animation, fabric, life study, sculpture, storytelling & children’s literature. Her work has been shown in San Francisco, Costa Rica, New York, Santa Fe, and Sonoma — more recently at SFAC, Fouladi Projects, Jules Maeght Gallery, and Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. She studied drawing at PNCA in Portland, Oregon, and earned her BFA while attending Pratt Institute in both Brooklyn New York and Lucca Italy. She currently lives in Northern California.
Laine Justice - Animal Animal Animal! will be on view at 303 Center St, Healdsburg, CA, through Sunday July 15 2018. The gallery is open Monday through Thursday 11-5pm and Friday through Sunday 11-6pm. For for information please contact the gallery at tlf. 707 433 7533 or email firstname.lastname@example.org