Mary Laucks returns to the ArtSpring lobby with her exhibition, Depth Perception. Mary brings an experimentalist’s perspective to her painting process from the years she worked as a research scientist. Since the Renaissance, painters have used size and contrast (small, low contrast areas are read as more distant) to imitate depth on a flat surface. In these new abstract paintings Mary explores other ways to create depth on a flat surface such as layered colours and textures on the surface, and sculpted forms protruding from the surface. To create the topographic features on the surface, Mary uses plaster mixed with acrylic paint and media. Then she gouges, scrapes and sands that surface in an iterative process to build complexity. The paintings are unusual and thought-provoking. Come by and see her new work!
The exhibit is open on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.