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Laura Menzies

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Degree: MA Fine Art
University: Falmouth University
Graduation Year: 2013

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Laura Menzies' abstract canvases seem to capture fleeting, intangible emotions : like the experience of simultaneously realising and forgetting on the point of sleep, or the bewildering feeling of deja vu perhaps. Like Turner's epic, formless vortexes, layers of translucent paint, applied and scratched away,  suggest ideas just waiting to be born from the ether. The titles of her works similarly lead the viewer to consider the intangible relationships between forces and shapes yet to take definite form. Inspiring calm philosophy and contemplation, these paintings improve the atmosphere of any room.

Artist Statement

My paintings operate as a personal register of marks that are formed from constructs of memory, emotion and indirect references to place. They suggest a world that we all encounter visually or sensationally, and are imbued with a strong sense of time, depth and ambiguity. Many of the influences are not noticeably overt, but are located on the edge of consciousness and gradually seep in as the work slowly evolves. As well as being conceptually layered, much of my work is also physically layered and explores the inherent qualities of the materials I use. I combine many processes which often results in a rich palimpsest of surfaces that reveal traces of the works history through the colours, marks and textures that are overlaid and entwined. In places the play between these formal elements registers a tension between the familiar and the unknown, offering subtle suggestions and emphasising instability over certainty.

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

2018 St Ives School of Painting Tutors Exhibition, Penwith Gallery, Cornwall 

2018 Enys House, Art Exhibition Cornwall 

2016 Imagine, Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall 

2016 Enys House, Art Exhibition Cornwall

2015 Into the Light, Maritime Art House Space, Cornwall 

2015 Amen & Omen, The Poly, Cornwall 

2015 Seldom Seen: Exposing the Extraordinary in the Everyday, Create Gallery, Cornwall 

2014 Autumn Show, Fannie & Fox, Cornwall 

2014 Limelight, Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall 

2014 A Word in Mind, OXO Gallery, London 

2014 Interplay, Inland Art Festival Redruth 

2014 Liminal Space, TAP Gallery & Project Space, Essex 

2014 Millfield Summer Show, Atkinson Gallery, Somerset 

2014 Who are CMR?, CMR Members Show, Redruth 

2013 Storm Front, The Life Boat Studio, Porthleven 

2013 Freedom from Torture: Drawing the Line, Millennium Gallery, St Ives 

2013 The Art of Writing Exhibition, CMR Gallery, Redruth & Hale End Library, London 

2013 MA Show 2013, Falmouth University 

2013 Secret Art for Water, Beside the Wave Gallery, Falmouth 

2013 Seven: MA Fine Art Interim Show, CMR Gallery, Redruth 

2012 Prints from The Studio, The Poly, Falmouth 

2010 Metamorphosis, Weymouth College 
2008 The Last Picture Show, University of Birmingham

Original works:

Whisper

By Laura Menzies

£180

Abstract 2

By Laura Menzies

£180

Passage

By Laura Menzies

£180

In Bloom

By Laura Menzies

£180

Adrift

By Laura Menzies

£180

Desire

By Laura Menzies

£150

Still Life

By Laura Menzies

£650

Arise

By Laura Menzies

£650

Reformation

By Laura Menzies

£650

The Sea Within

By Laura Menzies

£650

We Want to Keep Dreaming

By Laura Menzies

£650

Becoming

By Laura Menzies

£650

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Deluge 2

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Vestige 2

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Expanse 2

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Expanse 1

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Expanse 3

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Expanse 8

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Traces 3

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Unspoken

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Ponder

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