NEWS ARTICLES AND EXHIBITIONS:
The Atlanta Journal -Constitution, November 3, 2013:
Author, Blogger and Paper Enthusiast, Ann Martin, writes about Adams’ upcoming show, “Audubon Interpretations” and about Adams’ work:
Friday, October 25, 2013
Fine Art Paper Collage - Laura W. Adams
As pretty as these images are, I think it's safe to say they don't begin to do justice to seeing the collages created by Laura W. Adams in person. Although they look as if they could be paintings, each is composed of tiny paper pieces by the thousands.
Wild Turkey 36 inches x 48 inches
A self-taught artist, Laura adheres layer upon layer of hand cut, patterned paper squares to a large canvas, covers the squares with tissue, applies more cut paper and colored tissue to blend, shade, and add texture... well, you get the idea. No paint is used. Obviously each collage takes many hours - days actually - to complete.
Carolina Parakeets 48 inches x 60 inches
A new show of Laura's work titled Audubon Interpretations will open on November 7 and run through December 3, 2013 at the the Lagerquist Gallery in the Buckhead district of Atlanta. Laura was inspired to reinterpret John James Audubon's original watercolor paintings of birds after visiting a showing of his work at the New York Historical Society last year. She has been working on this group of collages for the past nine months.
These next three images are from earlier collections and feature profuse detail and color. The depth of field Laura is able to capture simply with the tiniest pieces of paper and glue is remarkable!
Reflections 30 inches x 30 inches
Grapevines of Blenheim 28 inches x 22 inches
She appeared on the HGTV show That's Clever in 2009... it's fascinating to watch as she creates a collage.
Laura will be continuing the Audubon series through next year, and will attend the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition in Charleston, South Carolina in February to show more birds.
Savannah Morning News, Sunday, January 29, 2012 Flannery O’Connor Home Art Auction:
Skirt Magazine!, July 2011:
Savannah Morning News, July 10, 2011, “Kia Ora New Zealand!” solo exhibition:
Savannah Magazine, The Creative Issue, July - August 2008, Savannah Faces:
Savannah Morning News, October 19, 2008, "Celebration of Life, Laura Adams creates intricate collages inspired by nature":
Coastal Antiques and Art, July 2007, "The Summer of Art, Laura W. Adams' collages are a tribute to a vanishing environment"
Savannah Morning News, and Coastal Antiques and Art, November 9, 2006, "Nature as Architect, artist Laura W. Adams offers nearly two dozen paper collage works in 'The Architecture of Nature'"
The Skinnie Magazine, November 2005, cover image
Coastal Antiques and Art, April 2005, "Local artists return to the beauty of nature at JEA gallery"
The Island Packet, December 3, 2004, "Natural materials inspire Pluff Mud artist"
The Skinnie Magazine, February 2004, cover image
Coastal Antiques and Art, February 2004, "Rain Forest, Laura Adams' collages reveal the delicate nature of Panthertown"
Coastal Antiques and Art, January 2002, "Laura Adams - A Heart Connected to Nature, 5 artists to collect in 2002"
Coastal Antiques and Art, May 2000, "Whitaker Street galleries share opening nights with six artists and eye-popping work that ranges from quilts and woven goods to collage and Polaroid transfer"
Connect Savannah, June 16, 2000, "Bugs, Blooms and Buildings, the Artwork of Laura Adams"
Creative Loafing Savannah, June 6, 2000, "Bothwell Gallery takes a look at Two Artists, Two Impressions"
Calendar Call, Spring 1998, "A new face for Calendar Call"
RECENT EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS:
"Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival," juried group exhibition, Thomasville, GA November 19-22, 2015, www.pwaf.org
"Southern Roots," two person pop-up show at Kathi Rich, 2515 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA November 12, 2015
"Transitions,” solo exhibit at Off the Wall Gallery at 45 Bistro, 123 East Broughton Street, Savannah, GA , April - June 2015
Southeast Wildlife Exposition, "SEWE", juried group exhibition, Charleston Place Hotel, Charleston, SC, February 2014, February, 2015, February 2016 www.sewe.com
“Southern Winters,” two person exhibit at Hall Barnett Gallery, 237 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA , December 2014- February 2015
“Audubon Interpretations,” solo exhibit at the Lagerquist Gallery, 3235 Paces Ferry Place, Atlanta, GA , November, 2013
“Chicks”, group exhibition, Bascom Art Center Gallery, Highlands, North Carolina, March 31 - June 17, 2012
“Freshwater”, solo exhibition, Catherine Kelleghan Gallery, 309 East Paces Ferry Road , Atlanta, Georgia, April 2012
“Kia Ora New Zealand!”, solo exhibition, An American Craftsman Gallery, 223 West Broughton Street, Savannah, Georgia, June - July 2011
"Down a Paper Trail", solo exhibition, Catherine Kelleghan Gallery, 309 East Paces Ferry Road , Atlanta, Georgia, April 2010
"Sprang! a Lighthearted Look at Spring in the South", solo exhibition, An American Craftsman Gallery, 223 West Broughton Street, Savannah, Georgia, April - May 2009
"No Place Left to Go”, solo exhibition, Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull Street, Savannah, Georgia, October 2008 www.galleryespresso.com
"From Bee Balm to Bears, the Conservation of a High Mountain Farm" new collage work by Laura W. Adams, two person show, The Artists House Too Gallery, Main Street, Bryson City, North Carolina, July 2008 www.theartistshousegallery.com
Bellevue Museum ArtsFair, Bellevue, (Seattle) Washington, juried show, July 25-27, 2008 www.bellevuearts.org
An American Craftsman Gallery, Sheraton Manhattan Hotel, 790 7th Avenue, corner 52nd Street New York, NY (212) 399-2555; Rockefeller Center 60 West 50th Street, New York, NY (212) 307-7161; 36 Main Street, Stockbridge Massachusetts 01262 (413) 298-0175; NEW LOCATION: 223 West Broughton Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401 (912) 2398989 www.anamericancraftsman.com currently exhibiting work at these galleries
Ann Jacob Gallery, Main Street, Highlands, North Carolina (828) 526-5550 www.annjacob.com currently exhibiting work at this gallery
Catherine Kelleghan Gallery, 309 East Paces Ferry Road, Suite 130 - Aaron Building, Atlanta, Georgia (404) 841-2345; www.catherinekelleghangallery.com currently exhibiting work at this gallery
“Vanishings – a Pictorial Narrative of an Endangered Earth,” Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Dr., Savannah, solo exhibition July – August 2007
“The Architecture of Nature,” solo exhibition November – December 2006, Off the Wall Gallery at 45 Bistro, Marshall House Hotel, 123 East Broughton Street, Savannah
“Low Country Treks and Monkey John Trails, the Art of Found Wood and Recycled Trees", new works by Kurt Hupe and Laura W. Adams, JEA, 5111 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA, April 2005
“Nantahala,” solo exhibition, Gallery Espresso, 232 Bull Street, Savannah, GA, November 11-December 2, 2004
“Panthertown, Interpretations of a Southern Rain Forest,” The Starlander Coffeehouse and Gallery, 11 E. 41st St., Savannah, GA, solo exhibition, January 30-February 27, 2004
Gallery 209, River Street, Savannah, GA, 2006
The Gallery, 20 Jefferson St., City Market, Savannah, GA,partner in gallery March, 2002 - April, 2008
Pluff Mudd Gallery, Calhoun Street, Bluffton, SC, 2003-2006
Telfair Museum of Art Juried Exhibition, November 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, Savannah, GA. Awarded Second Place, 2001, juror Joseph Schenk, Director of the Mobile Museum of Art, Merit Award, 2003, juror Elizabeth Fleming, Director of the Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina
“Nature’s Mosaics,” solo exhibition Hospice Savannah, Savannah, GA, October 2001
“Appalachian Spring, Wildflower Interpretations,” Th’ Barn Restaurant and Gift Shop, Cashiers, NC, solo exhibition July 2001
Virginia Highlands Summerfest, Juried Exhibition, June 2006, 2001, 2000, 1999, Atlanta, GA. First place, Photography, 1999
Artworks, Juried Exhibition, April 2000, 1999, 1998, Jacksonville, FL
Artscape, Juried Exhibition, May 2000, Raleigh, NC
“Two Artists, Two Impressions,” works of Laura W. Adams and Diane Hull, May 2000, “Possessed by Art,” 1997 group show, “Garden Art,” 1997 group show, Bothwell Gallery, Savannah, GA, 1995-2001, exhibiting artist
“Natural Worlds,” group exhibition, Marty Whaley Adams Gallery, Charleston, SC, August, 1996
Coastal Group Sierra Club Photography Exhibition, 3d place award, October 1996