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COURTHOUSE GALLERY
Laura Gurton
May 7 - June 10, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 7, 4 - 6 pm
This event is FREE and open to the public.
Gallery Hours: Tues - Fri 12 - 5 pm, Sat 12 - 4 pm

Laura Gurton’s paintings evolve from a refined process that balances chance and control.  The artist’s method, refined over many years, makes use of both oil paint and resin.  Because the interactions of these two media are complex and sometimes difficult to predict, Gurton’s way of working requires a deft touch and an acute sense of timing. The resulting images are composed of multiple layers of translucent glazes, imparting levels of depth and revealing patterns analogous to microscopic cellular forms.  With the addition of each layer, these forms begin to overlap, evoking a passage of time.  Biomorphic shapes reminiscent of visual information gleaned from x-rays, CT scans, and electron microscopes float across the surface of the artist’s canvases.  Gurton states that her work reflects her admiration for all scientific investigations. 

Laura Gurton studied art at the Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, the Brooklyn Museum School, Brooklyn, NY, and earned her Bachelor of of Fine Arts from The School of Visual Arts, NYC, NY, and her Masters in Supervision and Administration in the Arts from Bank Street College of Education at Parsons School of Design.  Her paintings were recently featured in solo exhibitions at Theo Ganz Studio, Beacon, NY; Beacon Short Wave Gallery, Stone Harbor, NJ; Bau Gallery, Beacon, NY; Van Brunt Projects, Hudson Beach Gallery,Beacon, NY; Woodstock Artists Association and Museum; and  Kingston Museum of Contemporary Art, Kingston, NY. Her work was recently included in group exhibitions at the Kleinert James Center for the Arts, Byrcliffe, Woodstock, NY; Denise Bibro Fine Art, NYC; 13 Forest Gallery, Small Works, Arlington, MA; Fresh Paint Gallery, Culver City, CA; B.B.Contemporary Art - Project Art Space, NYC; Edward Hopper House, Nyack, NY; and the 55th VENICE BIENNALE: Personal Structures, Time Space Existence -  Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy in 2013.  She is currently lives and works in Woodstock, NY.

This exhibition is funded in part by Price Chopper's Golub Foundation, the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust, Lake George Kayak Company and the New York State Council on The Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The Courthouse Gallery hours during exhibitions are Tuesday through Friday 12 – 5 pm, Saturday 12 – 4 pm, and all other times by appointment. The Courthouse Gallery is located at the side entrance of the Old County Courthouse, corner of Canada and Lower Amherst Streets, Lake George, NY.

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