Visiting Artist's Exhibition at Open Studio, Toronto, ON, October 28 – December 3, 2022
Working primarily through gestural representational painting, Laura Findlay compresses massive sublime natural forces to the confines of a canvas, while exposing and enlarging the quiet and mysterious world of nocturnal bodies.
During her residency at Open Studio, Findlay used a dark field monotype printing process to render images from a garden at night, considering it as a transitory site to examine the interplay in notions of nature, the environment, and technology. The cycle of life and death and rebirth in a garden echoes the sequence of how Findlay produces a print by adding, manipulating, and wiping away ink to produce an image before affixing it to paper. She explores how these subjects and actions can be intertwined in a project that marries the process and the idea on the surface of the work.