September 15 – December 15, 2018
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6 to 8pm
About the Work
In the “With Gold” works I wanted to make objects that are weird and incomprehensible, unknown forms with a lot of energy, arrangements which evoke a big disturbance.
I created the five works over three months at the Bridge Guard Residency in Štúrovo, Slovakia. Each is 48 inches long and 5 inches high with irregular profiles. Two are curved and three have faces at different depths. They are hung well above eye level, forcing the viewer to look up at them, and making the bottom edge an integral aspect. They are not static - they appear very different from different angles, and in different lights.
The works are light greenish-grey painted wood panels with gold leaf, zinc paint, and black and white paint. Gold leaf reflects light above and below them.
The Station and Installation prints are a continuation of my interest in “something unknown with a lot of energy, something which evokes a big disturbance.” I worked on them at the Kaleidoszkóp Ház in Esztergom, Hungary - one kilometer across the Danube river from the Bridge Guard Residency in Štúrovo.
About the Artist
Lara Loutrel holds a BFA in Printmaking from the Massachusetts College of Art. Her solo shows include exhibitions at Dom strážcu mosta (Štúrovo, Slovakia); gallery@ArtBlock (Boston); South End Branch Library (Boston) and the Sheetz Gallery (Penn State Altoona). Her works have appeared in numerous group shows, among them The Boston Printmakers Selects: A Distillation from the 2013 North American Print Biennial (California), New Art Center (Newton), Khaki Gallery (Boston), Carroll and Sons (Boston), MPG Contemporary (Boston), La Galería at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts (Boston), Mills Gallery (Boston), Printmaking Biennial of Douro (Portugal), Nachtundnebel 08 (Berlin), Gallery Aferro (New Jersey), Foundry Art Centre (Missouri), Hunterdon Museum of Art (New Jersey), Axis Gallery (California), and many others across the United States.
Loutrel was awarded an artist residency at the Bridge Guard (Slovakia), an Artist's Resource Trust Grant (Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation), a Johnson & Johnson Purchase Prize (Hunterdon Museum of Art, New Jersey), a Gallery Award at MPG Contemporary (Boston), a Group 4 Award (Foundry Art Centre, Missouri), and a Juror’s Selection Honorable Mention in Printmaking (30th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Illinois). Her work is included in the Boston Public Library’s print collection.