Laura Lit’s new animal-sized painted wall reliefs of wood, resin, and clay suggest sentience. Twelve will hang in Northern-Southern. Each is a deliberate dreaming, a spirit made solid, a tether to within.
Lit summons the full range of her experience, as painter and from her work in film makeup, special effects, and architectural restoration. She composes the forms by meditation, or before sleep. Only when it is honed does she commit the design to paper, usually in a single drawing. Lit works alone, without assistance or fabrication. She jigsaws wood skeletons, sculpts molds, fine brushes oils, pours dyed resins, until something on the wall lives.
FAR IN is on the forefront of what abstraction could become again, post Hilma af Klint: spiritual, deeply imagined, ur-real.
FAR IN opens on November 5. There will be receptions and special events throughout the run of the show.