Artist Talk at DHMC Featuring Laura Ewing
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Auditorium A
(Enter the main hospital entrance, turn right at the information desk and walk down the hall. Auditoriums A - D will be on your right.)
About this Event:
Did you ever wonder how the DHMC moose was created or how artists work with large canvases or what inspires them?
The D-H Arts program in collaboration with the Aging Resource Center is offering monthly “Artist Talks” by local and regional artists about their works on display at DHMC. After each talk, participants will be encouraged to take a walk and view the artwork.
This month’s featured artist is Laura Ewing (https://www.lauraewingart.com/)
In Laura’s own words:
"I am a non-objective painter who explores dialogue between deep layers of paint and an overlay of gestures that tell a story and create counterpoint.
My painting practice is to unearth these beings and nurture their growth. I bend over the concrete and the messy swarm of gorgeous color cut-outs I’ve made, shifting them on color fields layered up on masonite and clayboard: a sort of asemic writing in which I search for meaning. My process is first to build a three-dimensional color space by putting down successive coats of paint in a certain palette, some textured with wire mesh or masonry tools and then wearing them off selectively with wet sponge sanders.
I use acrylic paints, and vary their opacity, luminescence and reflectivity. They are often opalescent and change color with varied light.
The layers begin to link and to talk with one another becoming bold, sweeping. I play freely with lines, shapes, and shadows that dive, swoop, and soar to finish the piece.” - Artist Laura Ewing