Marrow Gallery presents new work from Bay Area artist Laura Smith Blair. In Smith Blair’s new body of work, she abstracts the California landscape to extoll where past and future spaces meet. Calling on concerns for climate change, she constructs and deconstructs, using paint to symbolize the conflict between humans and nature. Each line interrupts and defines borders; a representation of human-made static in the age of technology, population growth, and global warming. For the viewer, the representation of dramatically obvious warnings and subtle shifts are intended to make us reconsider what climate change means and how we can reassess how to interact with the planet.
Laura Smith Blair has a BFA in visual art from UCSD. Her work is in many public collections including Stanford, Oakland Children’s Hospital and St. Mary’s in San Francisco.