Star Gallery in Northeast Harbor may be closed, but the artists are busy at work. This week’s featured artist is Michele Lauriat.
Have you heard? Michele was named a Massachusetts Cultural Council 2020 Painting Fellow.
Michele’s work represents a fresh approach to how the natural world interacts and changes, captured by intense detail and alternately negative spaces.
“In the studio I work in a variety of water-soluble media, pencil, and collage on paper. I represent the sprawling parts of Phil’s Hill with pattern, line, and shape. These parts float to the surface of my drawings, and then fade away, allowing the dominant contour of the landscape to transform as it is viewed. I use layering to allow one set of marks to come forward, be the center of attention for a moment, and then dissipate as another set of marks moves to the foreground. This creates a shifting and disorienting landscape that the viewer is never quite able to pin down.”