LAURA FAYER – Pull of the Moon
April 17 through June 13, 2009
Opening reception Friday April 17, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Thomas Robertello Gallery is pleased to present Pull of the Moon; an exhibition of new abstract paintings by New York-based artist Laura Fayer, April 17 through June 13, 2009. This is Fayer’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. There will be a reception Friday April 17, 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

Continuing with her process of handcrafting tools, stamps, and stencils to create these abstractions, Fayer paradoxically leans slightly further toward minimalism with the current body of work, while the stamped mark-making has become significantly more complex and labor intensive.

The gestural marks accumulate to form a system, with each mark unique but related to those within a cluster. These layers of marks, varying in opacity, undulate as systems within systems. The detailed way in which Fayer crafts each mark subverts the emotive qualities of typical gestural abstraction.

With deliberate poise, each mark serves as a calligraphic bridge toward others floating within pools, layers, webs and interrupted patterns. Color fields, patterns, and fragments take turns receding while new movements surface and lead toward edges, directing the eye toward the history of the painting itself. From urban sprawl to a mapping of personal energy currents, each topographical element and family of like-minded imagery changes its role within each painting. Structure gives way to the amorphous, and in the balance, a unity evolves through the combining of disparate elements.

Laura Fayer’s work has been exhibited recently in New York, Denver, Boston, and Washington, DC. She attended artist residencies at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Yaddo, and MacDowell Colony, and received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant. Fayer received an MFA from Hunter College in 2006 and a BA from Harvard University in Visual and Environmental Studies.


New City Chicago by Jaime Calder


Orange Alert

Laura Fayer

Pull of the Moon
April 17 - June 13, 2009


Night Vision

Laura Fayer, Night Vision, 2009


Laura Fayer, Season, 2009

Fresh Air

Laura Fayer, Fresh Air, 2009

Pull of the Moon

Laura Fayer, Pull of the Moon, 2008

What Time Has Told Me

Laura Fayer, What Time Has Told Me, 2008

All Kinds of Beautiful

Laura Fayer, All Kinds of Beautiful, 2008

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