NOVEMBER 21 - JANUARY 31 2015 5-7PM
LAINE JUSTICE | UNRAVELING ALEXANDER`S BAND
Laine Justice is a painter, sculptor, collagist and story teller, who currently lives and works in Healdsburg, CA.
With a keen interest in materials, science and traditional studio practice, her work is characterized by dense, layered mark making producing thickly tangled internal narratives. Chiefly working with powdered pigments and oil on silk, she frequently incorporates gold leaf, sections of fine graphite drawing, swarovski crystal, and individually placed fragments of antique glitter with painstaking attention to detail. Landscape elements are people with eyes, ears, and limbs of half-hidden animal composite creatures.
"Unraveling Alexander`s Band", a mulberry paper scroll 21feet long, in watercolor, ink, dye, gouche, acrylic, graphite and crayon, belongs to a larger collection of paintings and mixed media which explore the mythical creatures inhabiting the Himaphan Forest and the Battle of Mara. The scroll details fragments of larger oil paintings in the collection. The scroll will be shown alongside an animation of the piece and larger watercolors in the collection.