Laurie Nye: It Wasn't A Dream, It Was A Flood

21 August - 25 September 2021

Philip Martin Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of new oil on linen paintings by Los Angeles-based painter, Laurie Nye. Laurie Nye's vivid brushwork, succinct color, and sophisticated use of line throughout her paintings highlights the fundamental bond in our relationship with nature.

In Laurie Nye's work, painting is itself a motif, one that offers utopia, expression and freedom, particularly when depicting the natural world. In her work, nature is a place of self-discovery, connection and celebration. Influenced by her memories growing up in the South, Nye’s works are often narrative-driven, weaving amorphous trees, gardens, rivers and birds throughout the surface. Her vivid brushwork, succinct color, and sophisticated use of line breaks up the picture plane, emphasizing its materiality, flatness, and the construction of painterly space. “I collaborate in an alternative reality with invented muses,” Nye comments, “The motifs and ideas that I continue to be drawn to always return me to a visionary space. I depict places and things the way I’d like to see them.”

Laurie Nye (b. 1972, Memphis, TN) received her BFA from the Memphis College of Art (Memphis, TN), and her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts (Valencia, CA). Nye’s work has recently been the subject of solo and group exhibitions at The Pit (Glendale, CA), Odd Ark (Los Angeles, CA); Big Pictures LA (Los Angeles) Blake and Vargas, (Berlin, Germany); The Dot Project, (London, UK); Day and Night Gallery (Atlanta, GA); La Loma Projects, (Pasadena, CA); and Unpaved Gallery (Yucca Valley, CA). Her work has been reviewed in such publications as Artillery, Los Angeles Times, Artforum, FAD Magazine and LA Weekly. Nye lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Laurie Nye’s exhibition of new oil on linen paintings is on view at the gallery through September 24, 2021.

Philip Martin Gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday from 10-4 and by appointment. Pre-scheduled appointments are available, and walk-ins are welcome. To make an appointment, or to get additional images, or information please email, or call 310-559-0100. Philip Martin Gallery is located at 2712 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034 in the Culver City area of Los Angeles between Venice Blvd. and Washington Blvd., just south of the 10 Freeway.