Craig Krull Gallery, Suite B3
Exhibition Dates: September 7 – October 12, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7, 5-7pm
Also exhibiting at Craig Krull Gallery for the first time, Laura Forman creates precise pastel drawings and plaster sculptures of ordinary, unremarkable objects. She subtly manipulates these commonplace artifacts in ways that throw their meanings into question. A figurine of a little girl has a cross of ashes on her forehead, an anvil is embossed with the word “Utopiae,” and a battle monument is contrasted with an ancient termite mound on commemorative plates. A primitive wooden club, composed of white plaster, is transformed into a pristine, ephemeral object. Despite the specificity of her manipulations, Forman makes room for a variety of associations, delivering the implication of meaning rather than the certainty of it, offering a point of play between her world and the world of the viewer.
Los Angeles-based Laura Forman has had solo exhibitions at Sloan Projects, Santa Monica, CA, and the California Insitute for the Arts, Valencia, CA, and has been a part of group exhibitions at High Energy Constructs, Los Angeles, CA; the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; and the California Insitute of the Arts, Valencia, CA. In 2005, she received a Selected Honor from the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery.