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Foundry Gallery Laura Jane Scott

Take One Shape – Laura Jane Scott at the Foundry Gallery from November 23rd

Take One Shape by Laura Jane Scott is presented at The Foundry Gallery from November 23rd to January 12.

Laura Jane Scott’s vividly abstract compositions embrace not only the two essential elements of Abstract Hard Edge Painting, colour and structure, but also principles of Conceptual Art. All the works in ‘TAKE ONE SHAPE’ are derived from one simple shape – the rhomboid. They echo paintings by Ellsworth Kelly, with Scott’s use of precise geometric abstractions all having the same core structure but subject to infinitely subtle variations. ‘TAKE ONE SHAPE’ showcases a hybrid of painting and sculpture, a refined visual vocabulary of form and colour.

Scott’s studio is full of rulers, piles of graph paper, scalpels, pens and painted paper. Working in series, she explores the idea of ‘possibilities from limitations.’ Using just one geometric shape as the starting point and drawing on principles from Minimalist Architecture, Hard Edge Abstraction and Conceptual Art she takes this basic geometric form and draws out all the possible arrangements that can be made by laying one shape on top of another. The drawings are small-scale diagrams which are always made on the same style of graph paper. This strict approach hints at both mathematical and architectural practices. What would seem an austere procedural way of making art is precisely what makes it interesting. With her systematic rigour, Scott has successfully dissected the fundamental elements of painting by not only looking at the surface of the painting but seeing it as a way of creating a visual index in which to document the interaction of form, colour and the space they inhabit.

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