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“The End of Eden”, paintings by Laura Colomb
July 14 - August 14
The Lake George Arts Project’s Courthouse Gallery presents “The End of Eden”, a solo exhibition of paintings by Laura Colomb, July 14 – August 14, 2021.
View our Online Talk with Laura Colomb from July 14, 2021, HERE.
Read Robert Shane’s review in Whitehot Magazine HERE.
All are welcome to join us for our closing reception on August 14, 4 – 6 pm. Come meet Laura Colomb in person! All visitors will be required to wear a mask, and practice social distancing.
Laura Colomb, a native of Glens Falls, on the southern border of the Adirondack Park, has long been aware of the complex messages that weave through the desire for preservation of wild spaces. Her appreciation of the role State and National Parks play in allowing one to experience nature, especially substantially wild areas, is part of what informs her work as a painter, as well as the complicated historical records of particular places, often at odds with the natural beauty of the place.
Her most recent work focuses on sites just outside her current city of Jacksonville, FL, primarily Kingsley Plantation, Fort Caroline National Monument and the Talbot Islands State Parks. She says: “Most major natural spaces, where one can really experience raw nature, are through State and National Parks; many of which were initially protected due to their proximity to sites which contained historical significance. The density of these forests, with the ominous rustle of creatures moving next to you, but which you can’t see, create a miasma of nightmare. Yet, in the light, the greenery, and the scrub, there is a rich beauty, as if steeped in a world where time stands still, where one can still momentarily get lost in the romanticism of the natural landscape.”
Laura Colomb earned her BFA degree from the College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY, a BA degree in French Studies from the University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL and MFA degree at Boston University, Boston, MA. Recent exhibitions include Sensory Illusions, The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Contemplations, Jax Makerspace, Jacksonville, FL, and an upcoming solo exhibition at Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY. Her awards include an Art Ventures grant from the Community Foundation of Northeast Florida, the Starr Fellowship from the Royal Academy of the Arts in London, UK, Best Emerging Regional Curator award from Metroland Magazine, Constantin Alajalov Scholarship and Academic scholarship from Boston University, as well as the Artist’s Award, Visual Arts scholarship and Academic Scholarship from the College of Saint Rose. She has taught at the University of North Florida, Boston University, the College of Saint Rose and SUNY Adirondack. She has been a guest critic/speaker for the Camberwell College of Art in London, UK, The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY and the Upper Hudson Valley Watercolor Society in Queensbury, NY. She has curated and organized exhibitions for various galleries including Saratoga Arts in Saratoga Springs, NY and North Main Gallery in Salem, NY. You can learn more about her work at www.lauracolomb.com.
View Checklist of paintings for sale HERE.
The Courthouse Gallery is located at the side entrance of the Old County Courthouse, corner of Canada and Lower Amherst Streets, Lake George, NY.
Hours during exhibitions are Wednesday through Friday 12 – 5 pm, Saturday 12 – 4 pm, and all other times by appointment.
This exhibition is funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the Town and Village of Lake George; Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation; 518 Profiles; the Glen & Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation, and LGAP members. Please Join us today!
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