Mimi Lauter @ Shane Campbell Gallery

Mimi Lauter, The Conductor, soft pastel, oil pastel on paper, 92 3/4 x 72 1/4 in
Mimi Lauter, The Conductor, soft pastel, oil pastel on paper, 92 3/4 x 72 1/4 inches (courtesy of Shane Campbell Gallery)

Alan Pocaro reviews Mimi Lauter: Carnival of Musical Echo at Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, on view through October 3, 2015.

Pocaro writes that Lauter's works "are a rare combination of frenzied, physical immediacy tempered by meticulous formal complexity, and feature an elusive narrative with roots in modernist literature and biblical allegory. These gorgeous, large-scale pastel drawings seduce with a seemingly endless supply of visual delight and symbolic intrigue."