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Mari LaCure
updated: 01/25/2013
website: www.marilacure.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
dimensions
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Collision
Collision, Detail
Spiral
Spiral, Detail
Quiet Garden, Detail
Quiet Garden
Expansion
Expansion, Detail
Reduction
Refraction
Polarity
Polarity, detail
Polarity, detail
Cosmos
Taking Bearings
 
Portfolio Keywords:  obsessive, nature, organic, pattern, biomorphic, mapping, meditative, spiritual, science, abstract
 
 
Collision by Mari LaCure
Collision
Colored Pencil, Pen, Watercolor, Thread on Paper
2011
25" x  37" 
Collision, Detail by Mari LaCure
Collision, Detail
Colored Pencil, Pen, Watercolor, Thread on Paper
2010
25 " x  37 " 
Spiral by Mari LaCure
Spiral
Colored Pencil, Pen, Watercolor on Paper
2009
25" x  37" 
Spiral, Detail by Mari LaCure
Spiral, Detail
Colored Pencil, Pen, Watercolor on Paper
2009
25 " x  37 " 
Quiet Garden, Detail by Mari LaCure
Quiet Garden, Detail
Colored Pencil, Pen, Watercolor, Thread, Woodblock on Paper
2010
25" x  37" 
Quiet Garden by Mari LaCure
Quiet Garden
Colored Pencil, Pen, Watercolor, Thread, Woodblock on Paper
2010
25" x  37" 
Expansion by Mari LaCure
Expansion
Colored Pencil, Pen, Watercolor on Paper
2010
20 " x  25 " 
Expansion, Detail by Mari LaCure
Expansion, Detail
Colored Pencil, Pen, Watercolor on Paper
2010
20" x  25" 
Reduction by Mari LaCure
Reduction
Colored Pencil, Pen, Watercolor, Thread, Woodblock on Paper
2010
20" x  25" 
Refraction by Mari LaCure
Refraction
Woodblock, Colored Pencil, Watercolor, Pen on Paper
2010
20 " x  25 " 
Polarity by Mari LaCure
Polarity
Etching with Spit- bite Aquatint, Thread
2011
4" x  4"  x 20" 
Polarity, detail by Mari LaCure
Polarity, detail
Etching with Spit-bite Aquatint, Thread
2011
4" x  4"  x 20" 
Polarity, detail by Mari LaCure
Polarity, detail
Etching with Spit-bite Aquatint, Thread
2011
4 " x  4 "  x 20 " 
Cosmos by Mari LaCure
Cosmos
Etching with Spit-bite Aquatint, Japanese Woodblock
2011
10" x  8" 
Taking Bearings by Mari LaCure
Taking Bearings
Etching with Spit-Bite Aquatint
2012
9" x  12" 

Artist Statement

 

My interest in particles and formations stems from the idea of reducing something to its basic elements in order to understand it better. In my drawings I layer and juxtapose images of both large scale and the minute to set up harmonious relationships between different structures. The microscopic forms are inspired by atoms and molecules, cellular structures, and veins; macroscopic imagery extends to weather patterns, tree branches, constellations, and galaxies.

As the title of my current body of work, Waves refers to my aim to imbue the surface of my drawings with a subtle vibration of energy. I work on thin paper that records and responds to my drawn marks by bending, stretching, and crinkling. The imagery is built up through layers of different media, including woodblock printed motifs, watercolor, pen, colored pencil, and sewn lines. The interaction of many different delicate materials in my work encourages the viewer to experience a heightened sensitivity and awareness to the visible and seemingly invisible in the world.

 

Artist Bio / CV

 

EDUCATION

 

University of Kansas, MFA, Printmaking, 2010 

 

Mount Holyoke College, BA, Art, 2002 

 

Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, 2001

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

Waves MFA Thesis Exhibition

University of Kansas, 2010

 

Drawing in the Expanded Field Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 2010

 

Master Pieces Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, 2010

 

21st National Drawing & Print Exhibition

College of Notre Dame of Maryland, 2010

 

17th Biennial Small Print Exhibition

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2010

 

Particle Solo Exhibition

Plenum Space Gallery, Kansas City, MO, 2009

 

International Exchange Exhibition of Prints

Hongik University, Seoul, Korea, 2009

 

Crystals Public Installation Commission

University of Kansas, 2008

 

28th Annual Paper in Particular National Juried Exhibition

Columbia College, Columbia, MO, 2007

 

Washington Printmakers National Juried Small Print Exhibition Washington D.C. 2006

 

 

RESIDENCIES 

 

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts,

Nebraska City, NE, 2010 

 

Art Farm Nebraska, Marquette, NE, 2010

 

Women's Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY, 2010

 

Emmanuel College, Boston, MA, 2011