Laura Vandenburgh: Thick Drawings
October 11 - November 1, 2014
Opening reception Saturday October 11, 6-9 PM

Thick Drawings presents recent large-scale drawings that straddle the floor and wall. This new work explores ongoing questions of incremental and distributed systems on a more physical and sustained scale. Employing a net structure that expands, contracts and adapts as it grows, small unspectacular actions accrue to yield something more complex and unknown. Through the gradual marking, cutting and stacking of paper, a field emerges.

Each totally its own frail self.
Even though connected all which ways; even because connected all which ways.

-Gary Snyder

Laura Vandenburgh’s drawing-based work has been widely exhibited, including venues in New York, Toronto, Seattle and Portland. Currently, her work is included a traveling exhibition in Germany, Wolkenschauen, and will be featured in an upcoming three person show, Constructs, at Disjecta in Portland. Vandenburgh received her MFA from Hunter College in New York, following DVM and BS degrees from the University of California, Davis. She lives and works in Springfield, OR and teaches at the University of Oregon.