LAEL MARSHALL | WAITING ROOM
November 4 – December 17, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, November 4, 6-9pm
Featured in the gallery’s Waiting Room, Lael Marshall will present works from her ongoing series involving fabric and handmade abaca paper. Whether it is a piece of woven cloth’s color, pattern, or texture, the starting point of Marshall’s process begins with the alluring materiality of her chosen medium. Fabrics have been an integral part of the artist’s practice for several years, not only providing a base for painting but also serving as an essential component in her study of 3-dimensional forms. Along with a series of fabric works, Marshall will show a selection of sculptural wall pieces made from abaca paper stretched over wooden armatures. Applied to the constructed shapes while still wet, the abaca fiber can be pulled and manipulated in such a way that as it dries, it shrinks into taut, tent-like forms.
Born in Seattle, WA, Lael Marshall studied at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and received her MFA from The Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany. Recent two-person and solo exhibitions include Dieu Donné Workspace Program with Emily Noelle Lambert; and This Quiet Commotion with Michael Voss at mitart gallery (Basel, Switzerland). Her work has also been shown in group exhibitions at The Riverside Art Museum (Riverside, CA); ParisCONCRET (Paris); SNO (Sydney); Parallel Art Space (Brooklyn); Visual Arts Center of New Jersey (Summit, NJ); Beers Contemporary (London, UK); and Schema Projects (Brooklyn). Marshall held a 2014 residency at Dieu Donné Workspace, and is the recipient of The Acker Award for Visual Arts, San Francisco (2014). Marshall lives and works in New York.