hi :)

I’ve been a little quiet on here as I have a lot of projects in the works that I can’t release just yet…just finished the photo book I’ve been working on all winter, signed a lease on a space to host a pop-up gallery this summer, starting work on the film project I’m producing…. but I just wanted to stop by on here and say all that stuff will be revealed soon :)

In the meantime here are a couple of diary photos from April


xoxo

Laurence



We, “Other”

I recently had some work up at POPOP gallery as part of Art Matters, I included some objects/installation aspects along with my prints which felt like a real turning point for me in terms of how I want to present my work. 

Here’s a little blurb about the show and some pictures of my work in it.

We,“Other” / Nous, “autres”
Curated by Miles Petrella

Using aspects of late-eighteenth and nineteenth-century aesthetics as a departure point, We, “Other” intends to reframe these eras and their ideological lineage within a contemporary art context. This exhibition displays an array of media to convey the different sensibilities put forth throughout the Late Baroque/Rococo period and the Victorian era. Together, these works deconstruct notions of taste, craft, materialism, identity, accumulation, and fetishism. Identity through dress/objects, material excess, and immersion through new media are also explored, prompting the viewer to question their concept of decadence. The included works seek to arouse the viewer while subverting universal truths surrounding beauty, knowledge, objects, sexuality, and the universal subjects which construct these very notions. The exhibition aims to achieve a sense of opulence, theatricality, and emotive presence by means of overloading audiences’ sensorial and spatial experience.


xoxo

Laurence


Winter Blues

Just wanted to post a little something to say hello and show some dreamy images I’ve been shooting indoors sheltering myself away from the snow these past couple of months. In the past month, I’ve also had my photo essay “On Friendship” published on The Photographic Journal (you can check it out here) - I want this project documenting and analyzing platonic love to go much beyond this small photo essay though, I’m working on expanding the work a lot to put together a book on this topic in the following year. So in a way I’d say the photographic journal essay I published is more of a draft for this bigger project rather than a finished product. Following the photo essay I also did an instagram takeover on the TPJ account during which I dug some unpublished images from the previous year in my archives, from my me vs others series :

talking about instagram, I’ve also recently made an account for my art collective on which all our artists are posting their new work & “behind the scenes” in weekly rotations, you can check it out here. I’ve got some work in an upcoming exhibition at Index Art Center in New Jersey this month entitled “Diaphanous”,  you can see more information on the event facebook page

Oh I was almost forgetting! I have some work in the wonderful book “UNLOCKED”, curated by Vassilis Zidianakis of Athopos CVC in Greece and looking at contemporary nude photography. You can see more about the book here :) 

xoxo,

Laurence


LA diary // part 5

Seeing as it’s pretty much the coldest day of the year here in Montreal, I figured it would be a good time to finally upload these images I shot of Chloe & Hobbes this summer at the UCLA botanical garden. Walked home in a blizzard and I am missing the LA sun and the friendship of these cuties more than ever today. Working on a film project with them aka red lighter films for this summer…that’s all I will say for now!!!

xoxo

Laurence

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