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I’m having a sketch day, so I won’t really have any new images worth uploading for a couple days. Instead, I wanted to share the older piece of mine that is my biggest inspiration for my current body of work that I am creating for Antler Gallery:

“Coragyps atratus”, 2015, Ball point pen, Ink pencils, Acrylic ink, Marker, Colored pencil, Graphite, and Gel pen on Hot-Pressed Watercolor Paper, 18 ¼ x 24in. sold.

This piece was my favorite from my first solo show. It was at the amazing, but sadly no longer around, Roq La Rue Gallery.

Enjoy!

I’m still in my planning phase for future work, so I’ve been looking back at older work a lot lately. This is yet another piece I wish to draw more from.


“Phalacrocorax auritus”, 2015, Ball point pen, Ink pencils, Acrylic ink, Marker, Colored pencil, Graphite, and Gel pen on Hot-Pressed Watercolor Paper, 18 ¼ x 24in, framed: 22 ¼ in x  28 in. sold.


I have been more active on my instagram than anything else lately, so if you are interested in seeing more frequent posts, or posts dealing with my process, please follow me on there! @laurenmarxart all lower case. <3

10 Year Floor Canvas-As I took this in for framing and unfolded it, I stumbled across the painted handprints of my closest friend, Deanne Hastings, who went missing a year and a half ago. The handprints are from the last time she visited me.

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Opening Soon—La vie Aquatique at MRAC, Sérignan

March 24, 2017

“La Vie aquatique,” featuring Ellen Gallagher, opens at the Musée régional d'art contemporain, Sérignan, France on March 25.

The exhibition opens with a series of works that look at the observation of marine phenomena, between melancholic observation and fascination for this natural element and explores how our vast bodies of water are inexhaustible sources of fiction.
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Image: Ellen Gallagher, Whale Fall, 2017, oil, acrylic, ink, and paper on canvas, 74 × 79 ½ inches (188 × 202 cm) © Ellen Gallagher.

Dans l'esthétique gréco latine, qui a survécu dans l'Occident européen […] l'art est “imitation de la nature” - “imitation corrigée”; en Afrique noire, il est explication et connaissance du monde, c'est à dire participation sensible à la réalité qui sous-tend l'univers à la surréalité, plus exactement aux forces vitales qui animent l'univers.
—  Les Lois de la Culture Négro-Africaine, L.-S. Senghor