Laura Marotta is an MFA graduate from the University of Guelph (2011). She is actively showing and has an exhibition history that is both in the gallery and site-specific. She has been in curated exhibitions at the McMaster Museum of Art, the Art Gallery of Mississauga and The Cotton Factory. Laura was awarded the West Harbour GO Station Public Art Competition, commissioned by Metrolinx and the City of Hamilton. Bead Maze and was unveiled in June 2016. Lastly, her sculpture Dazzling Blue was acquired by the McMaster Museum of Art for their permanent collection.
My work is located at the intersection of past utopian architectural experiments and current suburban design and construction. Using a familiar assortment of building materials, I make sculptures that are simultaneously evocative of domestic units, shelving solutions or furniture as well as of scale-shifted building concepts. These un-hierarchical arrangements of various materials are composited into modular polygonal volumes that stack on top of each other, suggesting an incomplete but expandable system or logic driving the production of form. I use the platonic solids favoured by the architectural avant-garde, which both limit the compositional possibilities of the work, while allowing the forms to evolve in improbable, asymmetrical directions.