Shelter

Deb Lawrence

September 12 – October 26, 2019

Shelter Series, No. 5, acrylic and marble dust on collaged antique linen with grommets, 62 x 64 inches.

Work Together, No. 9, acrylic and marble dust on collaged antique linen, 77 x 60 inches

Work Together, No. 8, acrylic and marble dust on collaged antique linen, 83 x 55 inches

Tent Series, No. 1, acrylic, marble dust and spray on collaged vintage linen and canvas tent, 9 x 9 feet.

Stick Together, Mono, No. 2, oil on antique linen, 22 x 22. 

Stick Together, Mono, No. 1, oil on antique linen, 22 x 22 inches.

Shelter Series, No. 4, acrylic and marble dust on collaged antique linen, 55 x 58 inches.

Shelter Series, No. 3, acrylic and marble dust on collaged antique linen, 43 x 44 inches.

Shelter, No. 6 & 7, acrylic and marble dust on collaged antique linen and vintage canvas tent, 67 x 36 inches each. 

Shelter Series, No. 1, acrylic and marble dust on collaged antique linen, 53 x 38 inches.

Grow Her No.3, acrylic & marble dust on antique linen, 29 x 27 inches

Grow Her No.4, acrylic & marble dust on antique linen, 29 x 27 inches

Know Her, No. 25, oil on antique linen, 21 x 20.5 inches.

Know Her, No. 24, oil on antique linen, 21 x 20 inches.

Know Her, No. 10, oil on antique linen, 19.5 x 20.5 inches.

White Cloud, painted steel, 59 x 150 x 2 inches

Pink, pigment, resin and mylar mounted on canvas, 31 x 26 inches 

Blue, pigment, resin and mylar mounted on canvas, 31 x 26 inches 

Yellow, pigment, resin and mylar mounted on canvas, 18 x 17 inches 

Red, pigment, resin and mylar mounted on canvas, 48 x 60 inches 

Blue Sliver, pigment, resin and mylar mounted on canvas, 14 x 44 inches 

Africa, painted steel, variable dimensions 

Lluvia, painted aluminum and stainless steel hardware, 122 x 59 x 3 inches

Orange & Purple Association, painted steel, 40 x 90 x 2 inches

Press Release

     The paintings in Deb Lawrence’s timely exhibit Shelter, made in response to the current border crisis, grew out of her outrage at the unconscionable separation of families, at the nightly spectacle of children wrenched from their parents, and the unbelievable fact of families trying to escape the worst circumstances, finding no refuge or comfort, suspended in a limbo of temporary shelter.

      In her upcoming solo exhibition, Lawrence will be showing her new collaged Shelter Series pieces for the first time. Included in the show will be a monumental work on an actual painted vintage tent, with collaged abstract motifs, dealing poignantly with the crossing at the border and separation of women and children.