Left: The artist in front of one of her works.
Young emerging artist Lauren Nurse is presenting her Master of Fine Arts thesis works in the installation Disappear Here, which opened on April 19th at the Glendon Gallery.
Nurse exhibits print works on unconventional supports, installation pieces and sculptural works as the culmination of two years of graduate study. Currently exploring intersections between real and fictive environments, her diverse arts practices include print media, painting and drawing, video and performance.
"My images ironically attempt to tame the sublime”, said Nurse. “Through unconventional print work and etchings in mirror and glass, natural subjects are intimately acknowledged as unsentimental records somewhere between souvenirs and science."
Nurse applies new technologies to the language of print media, innovating traditional methods. Exploring the possibilities of print, she incorporates different supports, inks and surfaces in her work. With a basis in print, she has expanded her practice to include installation, time-based and ephemeral works and performance.
Left: Lauren Nurse and installation
The exhibit continues until April 30. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday noon to 3 p.m. and Saturday 1 to 4 p.m. The artist lives and works in Toronto, and is a graduate of Concordia University's print media program. Currently, she is attending York University's master of fine arts program and has participated in exhibitions in Toronto, Montreal, New Mexico and Italy. An avid gardener, Nurse is also a pursuing a horticultural degree.
This article appeared in Metroland’s Toronto Division on April 16th, 2008.