Laura Ross-Paul: The Allusive Self
Coburn Gallery, August 25 – October 5, 2007
One of the Northwest’s most celebrated figurative painters, Laura Ross-Paul is known for creating psychologically resonant and strikingly beautiful paintings that set naturalistic figures within dream-like, abstract landscapes. The combination allows Ross-Paul to represent the point at which internal and external forces comb
The Allusive Self presents paintings from Ross-Paul’s recent body of work, simply titled Naked, which was developed in response to the artist’s recent treatment for cancer. While inspired by her experience, the paintings use gestures, facial expressions, and vibrant colors to convey universal feelings of vulnerability and empowerment.
The resulting paintings are beautiful, moving, and complex.