Lauren Luloff: Absorbed into color

Lauren Luloff’s semi-transparent panels of silk, in their very stillness, betray a slight flutter of movement like “a winged creature that flits from one form to the next.”

Painting directly onto silk fabric, Luloff merges paint with its support, perhaps in the spirit of Helen Frankenthaler, recalling her stain-soaking method and its variations. Whereas Luloff’s previous body of work incorporated collage techniques, she considers this one more about “purely painting.” And indeed, the absorption of the dye into the material effects a merging of surface and background. For the beholder, this translates into an experience of being absorbed into color.

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