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August 26, 2021 @ 9:00 am - September 23, 2021 @ 5:00 pmFree
Christina Laurel is a paper artist creating installations and two-dimensional art, all with a Japanese aesthetic. Her latest work will be featured in Refugium in the Milliken Art Gallery. Laurel’s mission is to create an “exhale” moment, an oasis that offers a respite and refuge from our daily sensory overload. Suspended lace panels support a migrating pattern of butterflies that cast shadows and respond to air movement.
Laurel originally studied fashion design at Cornell University, then fine art at the University of Maryland and SUNY Brockport, earning a BS in Studio Art in 2009. Her “Refugium” installation was developed during several artist residencies: 2017, ArtRez, Newnan, GA; 2016, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, VA; 2015, Hambidge Center for Creative Arts, Rabun Gap, GA; and 2014, Paducah Arts Alliance, Paducah, KY. She has participated in a multitude of solo, duo and group exhibitions in galleries, museums and venues in South Carolina, North Carolina, New York, Kentucky and Georgia. She now resides in Liberty, South Carolina.
Refugium will run from August 26-September 23, 2021. Laurel will present a Gallery Talk on September 2nd at 6:00pm in the gallery followed by a reception from 6:30-8:00pm.
The exhibition is located in the Milliken Art Gallery and is free of charge. Gallery hours are Sunday 2:00-5:00pm, Monday – Friday 9:00am-5:00pm. The Gallery is closed during school holidays.