Lauren Rice

Region: South


City / State: Richmond, VA

In my works on paper, I depict imagined fragments from future and former languages. These abstractions contain elements of wear, such as folds, cuts, and erasures, that serve as visual compressions of contemporary language, digital code, dead languages, and imagined languages of the future. Intentionally difficult to decipher, this body of work provides a contrast to an age of information, images, and technology. Through my placements of parts, I create a poetic future grammar, a foreign language from which we can find understandable fragments, but cannot construct a cohesive whole. These paintings are often combined with three-dimensional elements, found images, and irregular systems of display to further confuse the distinction between image and object, actual and virtual.