Fantasies of Zion

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The bright, modular, geometric and playful work of Lauren Clay.

A description of the work as told by the artist herself:
Influenced by my adolescence in the suburbs of Atlanta, this work seeks to alleviate symptoms of lost cultural identity, inauthentic place, and sitelessness. These constructions are a result of investigations of modernist utopias and the biblical promised land as visionary places of escape and consolation. My current body of work has evolved from painted “proposals” for planned communities or environments. In an attempt to make fantasies of Zion more concrete, the work has become more sculptural and environmental. Ephemeral in content and material, these constructions are made primarily of paper which is painted in flat monochromes, cut and constructed by hand.

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