Lauren Luloff: In Conversation

Installation View: Lauren Luloff: Pineapples and Teapots at The Hole, New York (
Installation View: Lauren Luloff: Pineapples and Teapots at The Hole, New York (courtesy of The Hole NYC, photo: Adam Reich)

Amanda Friedman talks to Lauren Luloff about her exhibition Pineapples and Teapots at The Hole, New York, on view through March 1, 2014.

The gallery describes Luloff's work as having "multiple strata; many begin with hand-painted fabrics where Luloff creates textures and colors using bleach on domestic fabrics to paint a sort of pan-international imagery referencing many traditional designs... These patterns become her working material as she collages forms onto canvas with rabbit glue, often including oil painted components or using tulle to create see through windows in the works. Occasionally the artist paints from life with the bleach, from portraits of friends to household objects; even the occasional plein-air landscape appears in the photogram-like bleach lines. The transparent elements in the composition make the works look like laminations and the natural tones and puckering of the rabbit glue suggest the taut hide of a drum or the slick adhesion of clothes caught in a downpour."