Lauren Luloff’s paintings are constructed, layered and torn, coalescing into moody evocations of color, time and place. Visually at ease in the dialogue of Abstract Expressionist predecessors, her works are steeped in an accumulation of personal memories and images. The application of her ordinarily domesticated materials and approaches add boldly feminine strokes to the lineage. Both thick and lithe, Luloff’s paintings reflect her psychological and physical world. The immediate surroundings of plant life in her light-filled, Brooklyn studio, and the chaos of repeated travels to India, all unfold onto and into the surface of her paintings. Much as we recall dream imagery in flickering hazes of recollection, Luloff’s motifs, patterns and images dance in and out of solid and ethereal shape, lightness and darkness.
Luloff’s work has been included in the notable exhibitions at the Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY, Bronx River Arts Center, New York. Secret Project Robot, Brooklyn, Galeria Marlborough, Madrid, CB 1 Gallery, Los Angeles, Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Luxembourg and Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY.
Courtesy of Halsey McKay Gallery