Laura E. Lark

Gallery Affiliations: Devin Borden Gallery

Region: West

Fashion photography has always represented, for me, a mute source of both inspiration and admonishment—a fantasy that might be attained if only I had the right accessories and stood perfectly still in the proper light. I emphasize the mirroring of popular imagery with the hand-rendered pointillist technique. This method, at once an earnest and painful attempt to faithfully recreate the image, also underscores the futility of the obsession and the inability to fully concretize desires. The resulting pictures are the stain of ephemera: the ghost of countless thumbed-through magazines that have permeated my psyche. Many of the works are on Tyvek, an industrial material I chose for its lightweight quality and its kinship to fabric, further intertwining the worlds of fashion and art.