Thursday, June 21, 2018

Blum & Poe announces the representation of Los Angeles-based artist Mimi Lauter

Mimi Lauter, Untitled (Devotional Flower Landscape), 2018. Soft pastel, oil pastel on paper, 87 7/8 x 73 3/8 x 2 inches framed. © Mimi Lauter, Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo.
LOS ANGELES, CA- Blum & Poe announced the representation of Los Angeles-based artist Mimi Lauter. Her first solo exhibition with the gallery is on view in Los Angeles until June 23. Lauter works primarily with pastel on paper, from intimately scaled notebook-sized work to twenty-four part installations transforming entire gallery spaces into secular chapels. A saturated, bold palette and intricately carved rich textures comprise her works that harken simultaneously to cave paintings, Byzantine mosaics, medieval tapestries, Redon, and the murals of Diego Rivera. The work hovers between abstraction and representation, carrying narratives drawn from subconscious memory, literature, sociopolitical surroundings, the history of painting, and classical mythology. [More]