LAURA BERGER

HERE WITH YOU

EXHIBITION DATES: DECEMBER 1 - 23, 2017

 

Exploring existential themes within a minimalist framework, artist Laura Berger inhabits her dreamlike world with a diverse cast of playful, naked humans. On waves of acrylic and gouache, Berger's subjects harmonize, thereby highlighting the vital importance of basic human connection. It's with this profound sense of community in mind that Berger presents her latest body of work: ‘Here With You’.

“My current work is centered around the ideas of inclusion, interconnectedness, and self-understanding,” states Berger. “I’m interested in our search for a sense of belonging, security, and meaning both as individuals and as groups, and how that both contrasts and combines with our existential concerns of feeling alone, unsafe, or insignificant within the larger world. During a time that’s been filled with so much divisiveness and hatred, I have been consciously choosing to focus my creative practice exploring the issues we are faced with through a lens that feels positive. Painting has become a way that I can envision a sort of idealized world and to be able to spend some time within a peaceful space. It also serves, for me, as a quiet personal act of protest against all of the violence and hatred that are so prevalent in our world.”

The reception for 'Here With You' will be held at Stephanie Chefas Projects on Friday, December 1st from 7-10pm. Stephanie Chefas Projects is located in Portland, Oregon at 305 SE 3rd Avenue on the second floor of the Urban Row building. The exhibition will be on view through December 23rd, 2017 and is free and open to the public.

 

For inquires about available work, please contact info@stephaniechefas.com

 

 

LAURA BERGER

Here With You

acrylic and acrylic gouache on wood panel

36 x 24 inches

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LAURA BERGER

Gentler Space

acrylic and acrylic gouache on wood panel

30 x 24 inches

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LAURA BERGER

Verdant

acrylic and acrylic gouache on wood panel

20 x 20 x 20 inches (triangle)

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LAURA BERGER

Protection

acrylic and acrylic gouache on wood panel

20 inches diameter

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LAURA BERGER

Becoming Each Other

acrylic and acrylic gouache on wood panel

16 x 20 inches

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LAURA BERGER

Calm Within

acrylic and acrylic gouache on wood panel

16 x 20 inches

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LAURA BERGER

Drift

acrylic and acrylic gouache on wood panel

16 x 20 inches

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LAURA BERGER

We'll Live in a Place That Mirrors the Sun

acrylic and acrylic gouache on wood panel

16 x 20 inches

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LAURA BERGER

Inner Moons

acrylic and acrylic gouache on wood panel

16 x 16 inches

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LAURA BERGER

Shadow Riding

acrylic and acrylic gouache on wood panel

14 x 18 inches

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LAURA BERGER

Fabric

acrylic and acrylic gouache on wood panel

10 x 20 inches

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LAURA BERGER

Still Lives I

acrylic and acrylic gouache on wood panel

12 x 16 inches

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LAURA BERGER

Still Lives II

acrylic and acrylic gouache on wood panel

12 x 16 inches

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LAURA BERGER

Body Shapes 7

acrylic and acrylic gouache on wood panel

10 x 10 inches

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LAURA BERGER

Body Shapes 8

acrylic and acrylic gouache on wood panel

10 x 10 inches

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LAURA BERGER

Body Shapes 9

acrylic and acrylic gouache on wood panel

10 x 10 inches

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LAURA BERGER

Body Shapes 10

acrylic and acrylic gouache on wood panel

10 x 10 inches

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LAURA BERGER

Keep Me Safe

acrylic and acrylic gouache on wood panel

8 x 10 inches

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LAURA BERGER

Light Shields

acrylic and acrylic gouache on wood panel

8 x 10 inches

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