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Laura J. Stein
updated: 05/29/2013
 
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
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Blue and Cream
Spring Colors
Red and Yellow
Purple and Gold
Green and Gold
Black
Pink
Creamy Blue
Aquamarine
Pearl Dream
Metal Strokes
Liquid Gold
Pastel Planes
Shimmer I
Shimmer II
 
Portfolio Keywords:  surreal, collage, dreams, geometric, humor, memory, organic, pattern, psychological, repetition
 
 
Blue and Cream by Laura J. Stein
Blue and Cream
mixed-media collage
2013
15 18 " x  22 24 " 
Spring Colors by Laura J. Stein
Spring Colors
mixed-media collage
2013
18 " x  24 " 
Red and Yellow by Laura J. Stein
Red and Yellow
mixed-media collage
2013
30 " x  22 " 
Purple and Gold by Laura J. Stein
Purple and Gold
mixed-media collage
2013
22 " x  30 " 
Green and Gold by Laura J. Stein
Green and Gold
mixed-media collage
2013
22 " x  30 " 
Black  by Laura J. Stein
Black
mixed-media collage
2013
16 24 " x  20 18 " 
Pink by Laura J. Stein
Pink
mixed-media collage
2013
22 " x  15 " 
Creamy Blue by Laura J. Stein
Creamy Blue
mixed-media collage
2013
30 " x  22 " 
Aquamarine by Laura J. Stein
Aquamarine
mixed-media collage
2012
30 " x  22 " 
Pearl Dream by Laura J. Stein
Pearl Dream
mixed-media collage
2012
30 " x  22 " 
Metal Strokes by Laura J. Stein
Metal Strokes
mixed-media collage
2012
30 " x  22 " 
Liquid Gold by Laura J. Stein
Liquid Gold
mixed-media collage
2012
30 " x  22 " 
Pastel Planes by Laura J. Stein
Pastel Planes
mixed-media collage
2012
24 24 " x  18 18 " 
Shimmer I by Laura J. Stein
Shimmer I
mixed-media collage
2012
24 " x  18 " 
Shimmer II by Laura J. Stein
Shimmer II
mixed media collage
2012
24 " x  18 " 

Artist Statement
I find beauty in decaying and worn surfaces.  Collage is the best medium to express this fascination I have.  I choose to work from source material and do not use a copy machine or a computer in my work.  With watercolor paper and a pencil, I put down an outline and then fill it with cut or torn pieces of aution catalogs, grade school primers, old medical textbooks, and maps.  Sometimes the picture comes together right away like a completed puzzle.  More often though, I put several layers down, scraping here and there until it looks right.  I like to have a lot of materials around me, and then I make connections and figure out what I want to combine.  I use scissors, a razor, anad glue to paste and attach and scrap away.  The collage feels finished when I have created a true pattern with the proper balance of light.

Artist Bio / CV
Laura J. Stein was born in 1955 in New York City.  She received a BFA from Cornell University with additional studies at the Pratt Institute, the School of Visual Arts, Parsons School of Design, Cooper Union, and the Art Student's League.  Her work has been exhibited at the Small Works Show at 80 Washington Square E. Gallery, NYC; the Westbeth Painters Space, NYC; the Condesco-Lawler Gallery, NYC; the Jacob Fanning Gallery, Wellfleet, Ma, and most recently at the Next Gallery, NYC.  She currently lives and works in New York City.