Lauriston Avery

American, b. 1968

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Lauriston Avery

American, b. 1968

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Lauriston Avery’s mixed-media paintings of abstract, indeterminate landscapes navigate the border between the scientific and the sublime. Combining paint with a variety of found objects such as mirror fragments, sewing thread, and tinsel, he merges color planes into compositions that evoke wavelike harmonic patterns, iridescent lights reminiscent of aurora borealis, and the sublimation of biomorphic forms into gases. Avery’s work channels meditative energies through paint, drawing influence from formalist practices like Color Field Painting.

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Lauriston Avery’s mixed-media paintings of abstract, indeterminate landscapes navigate the border between the scientific and the sublime. Combining paint with a variety of found objects such as mirror fragments, sewing thread, and tinsel, he merges color planes into compositions that evoke wavelike harmonic patterns, iridescent lights reminiscent of aurora borealis, and the sublimation of biomorphic forms into gases. Avery’s work channels meditative energies through paint, drawing influence from formalist practices like Color Field Painting.