hidell brooks is very excited about the upcoming exhibition for page laughlin at the north carolina museum of art. dwellings: interiors by page h. laughlin and pamela pecchio runs from february 10 - july 28, 2013. page laughlin is the chair of the art department at wake forest university and one of her amazing paintings is already in the permanent collection of the museum. she is an incredible artist and we are thrilled to be representing her beautiful paintings. hidell brooks gallery loaned two paintings to the exhibition at the museum.
Dwelling: Interiors by Page H. Laughlin and Pamela Pecchio, an exhibition of photographs and paintings by two contemporary artists, examines and compares the investigations of interior spaces in each artist’s recent body of work. Showing Pecchio’s Habitation series alongside Laughlin’s works based on design magazines reveals strikingly similar themes and aesthetics, though the artists are working separately and in different mediums. The dialogue created between these works further enriches them, drawing visitors into a new conversation about the variations of depicting domestic interiors and the underlying tensions in such imaginings.
Pecchio and Laughlin are both interested in the role that domestic spaces play in our lives, but each artist takes a unique approach. Pecchio focuses her lens on objects and dynamics of living areas—the comfortable understanding between a body and a home and the everyday residue of living that we leave in our wake. In contrast Laughlin’s paintings, largely drawn from a series titled Magazine Interiors, examine the idealized décor and arrangement of spaces shown in popular shelter magazines such as Architectural Digest and Dwell. Both artists are analyzing, dissecting, and reconsidering the elements of everyday living, but the objects and spaces in these images are not only the physical components of our domestic surroundings. Instead, they become intimate symbols of our existence, markers of our territory, and recorders of our history.
if you are in raleigh make sure you take the time to drop by the nc museum of art and see page laughlin's wonderful exhibition. we promise you will be pleased! please call the gallery if you have any questions or are interested in acquiring one of page's paintings.