August 14th, 2014
My exhibition Coronae at Long View Gallery was honored with two recent reviews.
The Washington City Paper writes, “Berman’s prints are just abstract enough to allow your mind to wander, perfect for an afternoon exploring new landscapes on your own.”
(click image below to read full review)
The Washington Post writes, “Printmaker Laura Berman takes inspiration from the Flint Hills region of Kansas, which her Long View Gallery statement calls “a vast landscape of nothingness.” If that sounds like something from the grayest of Samuel Beckett, Berman’s monoprints actually are colorful and sometimes airy. Her “Umbra” series arranges multi-hued, wing-like rhomboids as if they’re fluttering on the white backdrop, and her “Starbursts” explode elongated triangles from a central point. Shiny metallic inks amplify the pictures’ force.”
Read the full Washington Post review here (scroll to bottom of exhibition list)
July 7th, 2014
Coronae 6, monoprint, 25 x 25″, 2014.
July 17-August 17, 2014
opening reception: Thursday, July 17, 6:30-8:00pm
1234 Ninth St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 202.232.4788
Wednesday-Saturday 11-6, Sunday 12-5, and by appointment
Laura Berman – Coalescence
Layers build, imagery compounds, colors mix and patterns form in Laura Berman’s latest monoprints. Her process of working is playful and dynamic so that her imagery can become beautifully mixed and re-mixed again. Berman’s work focuses on essentials of direction, precision, iteration, and play within space– reflecting the eternally active coalescence of everything in our universe.
Berman is inspired by landscapes both immense and miniscule. She has recently spent a lot of time in the very middle of Kansas. The Flint Hills region is a vast landscape of nothingness– no trees, no things, no people– it’s akin to being out at sea. Out there the distance between sky and land is short and unmediated. This new work reflects the slow and dramatic connections between enormous spaces on and beyond our earth and dense details found in environments of transition, such as blades of grass and rocks on a beach. These coalescing landscapes are all born of stardust and motion. Everything is related– and nothing is identical. Stars follow this pattern, as do planets, and rocks, and people. As it is in our universe, so it is in Berman’s prints.
March 6th, 2014
a solo exhibition
earth and sky connect
in the hypercolor graphic prints
of Laura Berman
April 11 – May 24, 2014
Opening reception: April 11, 5–9pm
Kansas City, MO 64102
(pictured above: Starburst 5, Monoprint, 22″ x 22″, 2013)
February 9th, 2014
Supernova 6, monoprint, 22″ x 22″, 2013.
I will be lecturing about my work on Thursday, February 20 at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art as part of their Third Thursday public programming. Everyone is welcome!
3:30pm, February 20
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
Johnson County Community College
12345 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66210