Laura Makar

November 5-26, 2016

Cap-O,  2015, hand cut paper, 15 X 30 in.

Cap-O, 2015, hand cut paper, 15 X 30 in.

Makar’s elaborate cut paper compositions are the result of her fascination with drawing. They rely on intricate line work that materializes into detailed abstract forms. The complex shadows cast by her delicate hand cut paper emphasize the intangible spaces between, engaging the viewer on micro and macroscopic levels. Memory plays a significant role in her process. Her meticulous pieces are a way of documenting the repetition she observes on a day-to-day basis.

Makar earned her BFA at Bowling Green State University and her MFA at Wayne State University. She was awarded the 2013 Thomas C. Rumble Graduate Fellowship, WSU, and recently received an award for her artwork at the 2015 MFAC Exhibition, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center. She has exhibited her work nationally, including exhibitions in California, Georgia, New York, and North Dakota. Makar currently serves as Gallery Manager at the Elaine L. Jacob Gallery and Art Department Gallery, WSU.