Metro Detroit artist and independent curator Laura Earle is interested in how art starts a conversation, transcends barriers and becomes a catalyst for building community, shifting meaning and shaping culture. With a background in furniture design and graphics, she turned her focus to making visual art in 2018, while encouraging the vitality and camaraderie of collaboration in her curatorial projects.
MDF, Acrylic Paint, 7.5 x 7.5 x 2.25″ each, Installation varies, 2018
from the project: Dear Womanhouse: What Next?
The Art of Being Female in America Today
With an inclusive, community-building approach centered on social justice issues—gender equality (Dear Womanhouse, 2018), racial equality (Unraveling Racism: Seeing White, 2019) and climate change (Drawdown: Pathways Out of Global Warming, 2020), Earle facilitated gatherings of artists to hold conversations shaped by well-researched source material, and to make work while in dialog with each other.
Cotton Gauze, Eggshells, 42 x 120 x 24″, varies 2019, from the project Unraveling Racism: Seeing White
No jurying or exclusion, the resulting exhibits travel as a kind of material diary, inviting viewers in different locales into the larger narrative, subverting de facto segregation, offering new perspectives and tipping points.
Felted Wool, 22 x 22 x 14″, 2018, from the project Permeable Spaces
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