November 11, 2013 / Art
Jocelyn Grau reviews the paintings of Justin Bower.
July 2, 2009
In The Other Journal exhibit “Tangled Alphabets,” León Ferrari and Mira Schendel considered language as the focal point of their works. Here, in “The Habit of Being: a Portrait of Miss Mystery and Manners,” the Seattle-based artist Laura Lasworth also considers language but from a very different starting point—the writing of Flannery O’Connor.
Lasworth’s paintings represent an interplay between the written and the visual artist as she uses thoughtfully selected images, composition, and color to intrepret and build upon O’Connor’s life and work. And in this way, Lasworth becomes like her muse, a bold and compelling storyteller.