Laura Sallade is interested in presence and absence, and the articulation of such through the negation and masking of matter. She fixates on the emptiness, and how light interacts with that. contemporary, seraphin gallery, art gallery, modern, abstract, painting, sculpture, center city, philadelphia, rittenhouse square, drawing, photography, realism, oil painting, twentieth century art, museum collections, pafa, philadelphia museum of art, institute of contemporary art, drexel, penn, rauschenberg, picasso, barman, legal, abstract expressionist, minimalist, pop art, galleries in philadelphia, fine art gallery philadelphia, laura sallade
"Light, in its appearance and behavior, is an important inspiration for me. I use mylar, glass, wax, and other translucent materials to embody formations of flux. Approaching every piece as a drawing, I cut, form, and arrange shapes and patterns, perpetually overlaying the gestures of one occurrence onto another. The spectrum that runs between analytical and intuitive processes is my domain. I use chemical reactions, math, optics, memory and play-- always on the lookout for moments I want to collect and recycle.
I am interested in presence and absence, and the articulation of such through the negation and masking of matter. I fixate on the emptiness I envelope with material, observing how light inhabits that space. Using light as a drawing tool, I appropriate its ephemeral quality in my mark making. Through underlying patterns, my images track light's constancy, while simultaneously pointing its evanescence. Referencing light's both revealing and blinding nature, I accentuate subtle imagery or omit it entirely and rely on suggestive remains." -Laura Sallade
By: Dominique Mills, Seraphin Gallery Intern Edited by: Alyssa Laverda, Associate Director Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Laura Sallade is currently part of a three person show at Seraphin Gallery. Her two-dimensional works observe how light inhibits and reveals space. Where other
By Christina Tian Qu, Seraphin Gallery Intern Edited by Alyssa Laverda, Associate Director, Seraphin Gallery Laura Sallade's latest collection of work, The Drag Series, is an exploration of gesso on printed mylar. These notebook paper sized works are intimate and minimalist, yet curiously
From Sallade, Dubinsky, Scarpone, Group Show, 2017