We Know What Makes You Feel Good
Friday Oct 9, 2001
Laura Mosquera’s paintings and drawings feature people drawn from contemporary culture adrift in fields of color and patterns that combine to form an unreal background of spatial dislocation. Depicting a web of relationships with no set narrative, Mosquera’s work describes the anxiety of detachment while representing the beauty of shared experience. Suggestive titles like “There’s Something About to Happen Again” and “Interesting Things Will Begin to Develop” along with extreme attention to detail simultaneously belie and reveal the complexities of the art world in which she participates and the human condition in general. Mosquera studied architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and received her BFA in 1996 and MFA in 1999 in painting and drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Mosquera currently has solo shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago – the first in their new series “12 x 12: New Artists/New Work” through October 28th, and at the Savannah College of Art Design through Nov 12th. New work can also be seen at DeChiara Gallery in NY in a group show “Slice of Life” through Nov. 10th. Watch for a new public work with 8 billboards opening later this fall in the Red Line subway station at Chicago Ave. and State Street curated by MCA curator Staci Boris for the CDOT “Adopt A Station” project.