Lael Marshall: Paper/Wood Constructions
The works in this exhibition were made during my residency at Dieu Donné Papermill, New York.
Pigmented paper pulp, first pressed and then applied over wooden supports was the method I used for creating
these small sculptural wall pieces.
This particular paper fiber, abaca, is amazingly strong and resilient to puncture as it dries and shrinks over the
Finding form by stretching fibers, whether paper, in this instance, or fabric in other recent works, has been a
source of interest for me as I have expanded my practice beyond the flat, rectangular, paint on canvas model.
About the Artist:
Lael Marshall (b. 1968, Seattle Washington) received a BFA from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and
an MFA as ‘Meisterschülerin‘ from the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany. Lael was a Dieu Donné
Workspace Resident in 2014, and her work was selected for the publications: ‘100 Painters of Tomorrow,’ Kurt
Beers, Thames & Hudson, 2014, and ‘The Outlaw Bible of American Art,’ Alan Kaufman, Last Gasp, San
Recent exhibitions in the US and abroad include 57W57ARTS (NYC), Dieu Donné (NYC), BRIC (Brooklyn),
ParisCONCRET (Paris), SNO (Sydney), Beers Contemporary (London), A/B/Contemporary (Zurich), A3 Gallery
(Moscow), and mitart gallery, (Basel).