Laura Hope Mason veers from traditional landscape painting found in Utah. She deconstructs it by breaking it down into basic geometric forms. Each painting relies heavily on line. She questions whether certain peaks or ranges can be recognized from just a few black lines. “An important aspect of my work is the juxtaposition of macro and micro views,” says Mason. “These paintings do not inform the viewer whether they are looking at a mountain from an aerial view miles above, or if they are on a trail looking for the next cairn that marks the dirt path.” This ambiguity lets the viewer’s experiences with mountains and personal sensibilities reveal their point of view. Her exhibitions is titled “What is a Mountain?”
She will present a gallery talk on Friday, April 21 at 5:30 p.m.