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an eclectic collection of small scale mixed media sculptures. wunderkammer, a tabletop "cabinet of curiosities" by Laura Evans
mixed media
16" x 48" x 72"
2013
Like pictoform characters in some written languages, these are also "characters" in their anthropomorphic stances and gestures. abstract sculptures by Laura Evans
cardboard tubes, adhesive wrap, plaster, paint, resin
30” x 210” x 13”
2013
bonelike sculptures arranged as cryptic pictograms or runes by Laura Evans
Sculpey Lite
6" x 16" x 1"
2013
bonelike sculptures arranged as cryptic pictograms or runes by Laura Evans
Sculpey Lite
8" x 8" x 1"
2013
bonelike sculptures arranged as cryptic pictograms or runes by Laura Evans
Sculpey Lite
10" x 4" x 1"
2013
bonelike sculptures arranged as cryptic pictograms or runes by Laura Evans
Sculpey Lite
36" x 50" x 1"
2013
stitched rubber abstract forms which hang and twist, projecting changing shadows on the wall. musical notation. birds in flight.
rubber, monofilament
120” x 150” x 18”
2013
A suspended glass plane hangs over a floor pedestal. There are two levels of cut fabric shapes. Shadows from the upper level are visible on the lower level creating
Fabric, glass, wood, wire
150” x 24” 19”
2013

This work was exhibited at Boston Sculptors Gallery in November 2013, and is currently on view in "Excavations" at The New Art Center, Newton, MA through May 9, 2015.

An 11" x 17" exhibition flier .pdf with images and an essay by Christine Temin is available upon request.

In a review in The Boston Globe (October 29, 2013) Cate McQuaid wrote:

A delightful struggle

Two focused, succinct shows are up at Boston Sculptors Gallery. Laura Evans makes arrangements of several similar objects, which read like hieroglyphs. For “Characters” she bends and joins cardboard tubes, and sometimes wraps them in tape. Leaning against the wall, they look like so many dancers stretching at the barre before ballet class begins.

Her “Rune Fragments” series features tiny clay-like bits that looked like bleached small animal bones, knobby and curving. She mounts them on a gray wall in oblique little pictograms. In all these works, there’s a sense of meaning in accumulation, and a delightful struggle to read that meaning, like trying to make sense of a letter in a different alphabet.