Maria Calandra visits the studio of Lauren Luloff.
Calandra writes: "Wooden pillars that break up the room reminded me of the stretchers that are often visible in Lauren's paintings by either holding a partially translucent canvas or by being seen when her work shown in the round. Lauren enhances found bed sheets with delicate bleach-drawn still lifes and landscapes. She also makes block printed patterns on them, a technique she learned while visiting India. The bed sheets give the work a soft and long lived texture. She then collages the sheets together on canvas to create an initial surface. She further develops the complexity of her compositions by adding oil painted motifs that mimic her original marks, saturating portions of the fabric with pools of solid color, and interrupting the surface of the canvas by cutting out sections to create mysteriously dark breaks in its form."