Laura Judkis

Marjorie Kaye

My work utilizes classical structure as a vehicle for blatant expression.  The work is boldly color-saturated and organic.  Forms point upward or sideways from a centrifugal base, hunting and seeking.  Observation of the work stands on the edge of a physical experience.  Passion and complexity of expression emerge within the form. 

The sculptures consist of individual forms cut from plywood, nailed and layered with wood glue.   Some of the pieces are painted with gouache and sealed with acrylic medium.   Others are made to be either interior or exterior pieces harmoniously settled within the environment, painted with exterior house paint. Whether free-standing or wall mounted, the pieces are built out from a mass or a singular point.  Many are layered in a circular formation, forming cone-like attached entities.

My gouache paintings are built from inner observation and basting myself in sequential order, which arises from the disorder of things.  I need to work as if untying a complicated and seemingly impossible knot.  The work starts from automatic drawing, releasing form and shape from movement.  The forms are immediately organic, swirling and undulating from one end of the surface from the other.  Once this has been established, I go in honing, working each shape, dissecting it into its unique rhythm.  This is the secondary aspect of making each work, and the action that ties the shapes into a whole, one that balances between energy and calculation.       

Both sculptures and paintings address the puzzles present within the etheric universe. Both inward and outward are the mechanics of duality, vibrating between the laws of intention and those of magnetism.  Existing are drifting pockets of chance, coming together in an ocean of predetermination.  My work casts shadows and questions within these planes of energy.