Lauren Luloff: Drawing (with bleach) from life

Lauren Luloff, Pine, Magenta and Black, 2016, bleached bedsheets and fabric, 66 x 53 inches (courtesy of the artist and Ceysson & Bénétière)
Lauren Luloff, Pine, Magenta and Black, 2016, bleached bedsheets and fabric, 66 x 53 inches (courtesy of the artist and Ceysson & Bénétière)

Eileen Jeng Lynch reviews the recent exhibition Lauren Luloff: The Evergreens at Ceysson & Bénétière, New York.

Lynch writes: "The title of the show, The Evergreens, derives its name from the eponymous nineteenth-century cemetery in the artist’s Brooklyn neighborhood. Luloff used bleach to paint flora – including sunflowers, hollyhocks, hydrangeas, and blue spruces – in the cemetery and nearby community garden. Her pieces feature torn, bleach-painted bed sheets glued to pieces of translucent fabrics on stretcher bars. A tension arises between the figurative, seemingly random yet precise compositions, and rough edges of the fabric."