Preview: Laura Ball "Minotaur" @ David B Smith, DenverJuxtapoz // Thursday, 13 Dec 2012
David B Smith Gallery out of Denver, Colorado had a great booth at PULSE in Miami, and one of the standout pieces was that of Laura Ball, who now opens a new solo exhibition, Minotaur, at Smith's Denver space on Friday, December 14. The body of work "prompts personal, thoughtful investigation of themes of the subconscious, both positive and negative."
Working in watercolor, the gorgeous detail Ball achieves in her renderings, coupled with vivid blooms of color wash attest to her mastery of a traditional, and at times overlooked, medium. As Laura explores concepts of the internal, her pictures tell a dynamic visual story, and her compositions invite looking again and again. The exhibition will be accompanied by the release of an 88-page, full-color catalogue with an original essay by acclaimed artist and writer Maria Porges. In addition, the exhibition and catalogue both feature a series of Ball?s studies for her largescale works featured in this exhibition, which illuminate aspects of her process.
Laura Ball: Minotaur
December 14, 2012 – January 19, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, December 14, 7 - 9 pm
David B Smith