CONTACT: Laura Shapiro

lshapiro501@gmail.com                                   cell: 845-527-1175

 

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Shapiro, Women, Stop Being Grateful, wire mesh and acrylic,25x17x2,2018

Laura Shapiro

Mixed Media Artist

Artist's Statement

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“Still?”  questioned one of the signs from the most recent Women’s March. 

 

Yes. 

Since the 1960’s I’ve had work with other women and men to continually address the unequal treatment of women. Our current administration has made our efforts more urgent. 

 

Part of that work,  for me is to make art that embodies both the anxiety and fear that women hold AND our collective wisdom, vulnerability, resilience, humor, courage and strength.  I am a mixed media artist, using whateever  materials that express and shape my ideas. My abstracted, raw  figures, created from wire mesh and acrylic paint, emerge from moving, painting over, twisting, and layering material.  Other pieces use a range of materials including a crinoline slip and chocolate pudding boxes.   I am inspired by many artists and art worlds including, Danh Vo, Frank Stella, Amy Sillman, Michaela Eichwald, Richard Tuttle, visionary artists, and first graders’ drawings.


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