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530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Laura Menzies
Discovery: Contemporary Art Perspectives from England
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY

  • Passage   Passage
    Acrylic & Ink on Paper
    11.5" x 15.5"
    Laura Menzies

  • Arise   Arise
    Oil on Board
    16" x 20"
    Laura Menzies

  • Becoming   Becoming
    Oil on Board
    16" x 20"
    Laura Menzies

  • Abstract 2   Abstract 2
    Acrylic & Ink on Paper
    11.5" x 15.5"
    Laura Menzies

  • Inscribed   Inscribed
    Oil & Ink on Canvas
    47.5" x 39.5"
    Laura Menzies

  • Release   Release
    Oil & Pastel on Canvas
    24" x 35.5"
    Laura Menzies

  • Still Life   Still Life
    Oil on Board
    16" x 20"
    Laura Menzies

  • The Sea Within   The Sea Within
    Oil on Board
    16" x 20"
    Laura Menzies

  • Renewal 1   Renewal 1
    Oil on Canvas
    24" x 24"
    Laura Menzies

  • We Want to Keep Dreaming   We Want to Keep Dreaming
    Oil on Board
    16" x 20"
    Laura Menzies


Laura Menzies

LAURA MENZIES

Discovery: Contemporary Art Perspectives from England
November 10 – December 1, 2018
Reception: Thursday, November 15, 2018 6-8 PM

The British artist Laura Menzies creates paintings that strive to reveal what is not immediately visible and cannot be put into words. To engage with her artwork is to enter the space of delicate, understated abstractions that ask the viewer to slow down and pay attention. Menzies maintains a meditation practice. Indeed, her paintings represent a space for mindfulness. Contemplating their complex compositions and subtle, sensitive color schemes puts the viewer in touch with the subtleties of her or his own sensibility.

Menzies handles her compositions masterfully. Such works as We Want to Keep Dreaming or Becoming impress by their sense of compositional balance. Even more impressive is the artist’s handling of color. Paintings such as Passage or Inscribed exemplify her expert understanding of the emotive, energetic power of color. These paintings convey an almost Rothko-like, passionate intensity through their use of pigment. Trained as a dancer, Menzies usually works on several paintings at once, moving about her studio in a kind of fluid motion, adding or removing layers of paint as she goes. Her palimpsest-like, sophisticated paintings capture this sense of graceful movement. Her work is held in numerous private collections around the globe.