The Guild Room
June 2, 2023 to July 15, 2023
In NEW WORK, artist Laura Myntti showcases a new body of work based around the canon of landscape. Having lived in many different regions, Myntti has been exposed to a variety of landscapes and carries that imagery with her. Having this knowledge affords her a clear way to render and create believable spaces.
Myntti’s paintings are known for their bold, discordant colors and shapes. For decades she was focused on making figurative work, in dramatic and romantic images in paint and aquatint etchings. She also made hundreds of figurative aquatint etchings. In this early, figurative work she was able to describe things she couldn’t put into words. Some themes from these decades were “The Marriage” series, “The Family” series, and the “Women in Love” series, among other subjects that have long fascinated Myntti. The landscape as subject matter is a fairly recent departure for Myntti, occurring within the last 20 years.
Alaska is one recurring theme in her work, as she spent many years there and her children were born there. The Snake River in Idaho, where she went to University; Northern Minnesota, where they would spend summers; and Salt Lake City, where she grew up, are other landscapes that continue to inspire her work. The Chippewa Flowage in Northern Wisconsin is her newest motivation. She is at the moment taken with the work of Milton Avery and has sometimes accessed her work through this lens. As Myntti states “the goal of making maximal impact with minimal marks and discordant color is terrifying work.”
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