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All after all before, paintings by Magnolia Laurie

Causey Contemporary
92 Wythe Avenue, 718.218.8939
February 12 - March 15, 2010
Reception: Friday, February 12, 6 - 9 PM
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Causey Contemporary is excited to present All after all before, Magnolia Laurie’s first solo exhibition at the gallery. This is Ms. Laurie’s second solo show in New York City and will feature her oil on panel paintings.

All after all before is taken from AA…AB, the Morse code for repeating a message. Often used to highlight or draw attention to a part of the message, it is a signal to request communication from whoever can receive it Magnolia Laurie’s paintings represent delicate and makeshift illogical structures and systems that may not endure their own weight, let alone the impending disruptions.

They reference the sustained need to try, to build, to create, even in the face of complete futility. Depicting the instinctive, sometimes manic, and desperate human act of building referencing the cyclical rise and fall of civilizations.

Magnolia Laurie received her BA in Critical Social Thought from Mount Holyoke College, a Post Baccalaureate Degree from the San Francisco Art Institute, and her MFA from the Mount Royal School of Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She was awarded a MICA Fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center in 2007 and is currently an Artist Fellow for the Hamiltonian Gallery in DC. Magnolia Laurie lives is Baltimore, MD, as an artist in residence at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson.
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