Laura Ball “Endlings”

Morgan Lehman Gallery

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Morgan Lehman presents Endlings, an exhibition of new watercolors by Laura Ball. This will be the artist’s fourth solo show with the gallery.

In this series of watercolors, Ball has turned her eye to endangered and extinct animals with her focus on endlings - the very last of a species. Endlings exist alone, left behind as a remnant of their disappeared forefathers. While some endlings live out their last years in captivity, many more pass through life unseen and undocumented. Once gone from the world, they, and all like them, will exist only in dreams as subliminal expressions. Ball’s watercolors act as a symbolic ark where the extinct animals can find refuge in the primordial jungle of the collective subconscious.

The creatures populating Ball’s watercolors emerge from the psyche as surging masses of life, death, and subconscious urges. Composed of plant and animal parts that seem held together magnetically or through a magical willpower, the animals function as complete beings. The creatures appear to act on the instincts we routinely repress and can be seen as a manifestation of a dark, often veiled side of humanity. Ball’s precise technique and refined mastery of her medium are evident in the shifts from control to fluidity - from the tightest line to an airy swath of color that together create the constantly morphing endlings, all continuously moving forward in their ultimate landscapes.



from October 16, 2014 to November 15, 2014

Opening Reception on 2014-10-16 from 18:00 to 20:00


Laura Ball

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