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  Laura Sharp Wilson
September 7 - October 7, 2006
 

Laura Sharp Wilson's botanic imagery is imbued with anthropomorphic vitality and a sense of urgency: vine-like forms writhe and intertwine with alien foliage, seed pods and dense floral accumulations imply unstoppable regeneration and growth, thorny branches and virulent blossoms threaten corpulent nodes and incipient viscera. All of her work begins with abstract responses to looming, real-world environmental, political, and personal issues. Examples are lead poisoning, the appropriation of previously unspoiled natural environments by the military, and the over-consumption and over-abundance which characterizes contemporary American life. Working in intense, lush and unexpected colors combined with fine-lined details, Wilson creates a surreal, detailed vocabulary of plant forms in her paintings.  Her highly personal, idiosyncratic imagery creates psychologically and emotionally charged environments where the fecundity of nature is set against the imminent destruction and loss of the natural world.
 
 
Last Week's Pestilence, 2004
Acrylic and graphite on Unryu paper mounted on wood
35 1/2 x 23 7/8 inches

It's Your Stuff That Gets You in Trouble, 2006
Acrylic and graphite on Unryu paper mounted on wood
38 x 38 inches

The Beast in Me, 2006
Acrylic and graphite on Unryu paper mounted on wood
42 x 25 inches
 
I've Never Been to Me, 2006
Acrylic and graphite on Unryu paper mounted on wood
38 x 38 inches

On the Sea on the Land, 2006
Acrylic and graphite on Unryu paper mounted on wood
25 x 38 inches

The Real Deep Down, 2006
Acrylic and graphite on Unryu paper mounted on wood
18 x 18 inches
 
Take Me as I Am, 2004
Acrylic and graphite on Unryu paper mounted on wood
26 x 12 inches

My Side of the Mountain, 2005
Acrylic and graphite on Unryu paper mounted on wood
16 x 14 1/4 inches

Headress for the Torture of the Little White Flower, 2006
Acrylic and graphite on Unryu paper mounted on wood
12 x 12 inches
 
Skin Cage, 2006
Acrylic and graphite on Unryu paper mounted on wood
12 x 12 inches

Dust, 2006
Acrylic and graphite on Unryu paper mounted on wood
12 x 9 inches

I Said Listen, 2006
Acrylic and graphite on Unryu paper mounted on wood
12 x 9 inches
 
Pipeline Through the Park, 2006
Acrylic and graphite on Unryu paper mounted on wood
12 x 9 inches

My Constricted Rising, 2004
Acrylic and graphite on Unryu paper mounted on wood
9 x 12 inches

Reporting from the Middle, 2004
Acrylic and graphite on Unryu paper mounted on wood
10 x 14 inches
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