Karen Laborde

Artist Statement:

At the heart of each work I make there is an exploration of the visual relationships that coexist between language and art.

Through complex layers of paint, markings, found material, and text sourced from the short fiction that I write, I juxtapose an intuitive aesthetic interpretation of a word or concept with a more universal understanding of the same theme.

 

The end result is less a deconstructed object and more an invitation for viewers to realize their own possibilities for abstraction. In this way, my work hopes to highlight the intangible space between cognitive processing and imaginative thinking that exists within each of us.

 

"Lots to Think About" Meditation Series 3

mixed media on canvas

36" x 48"

"Payment"

mixed media on canvas

24" x 48"

"Apalachicola #5, 6, 7" (available individually or as a set)

mixed media on canvas

12" x 36"

"Front Row Seats"

mixed media on canvas

48" x 60"

"Fortuitous #2"

mixed media on canvas

36" x 60"

"Scroll III #7 - On My Own"

mixed media on canvas

24" x 24"

"Scroll III #8 - Sister"

mixed media on canvas

24"x 24"

"Scroll III #9 - Afternoon"

mixed media no canvas

24" x 24"

"Outside"

mixed media on canvas

40" x 40"

"Scroll #6"

mixed media on canvas

12" x 12"

"Scroll #7"

mixed media on canvas

12" x 12"

"Wesley Series #18"

mixed media on canvas

11" x 14"

*SOLD*

"Wesley Series #19"

mixed media on canvas

11" x 14"

*SOLD*

 

"Wesley Series #30"

mixed media on canvas

9" x 12"

"New Baby #8"

mixed media on canvas

24" x 36"

*SOLD*

Bennett Gallery

2104 Crestmoor Rd

Nashville TN 37215

615-297-3201