450 Park Avenue is pleased to present works by New York-based artist Laura Fayer in the lobby gallery from April 16 – July 25, 2019. This is the ninth show the building has mounted as part of its new program of rotating contemporary art exhibitions. A reception and artist talk will be held on Tuesday, May 21 from 5-7 PM in the Phillips Auction gallery and 450 Park Avenue lobby.
Fayer’s vibrantly colored and expertly layered paintings are heavily influenced by her time living in Japan as a child. There she learned the Japanese tradition of wabi-sabi, an aesthetic worldview centered around the acceptance of transience and imperfection. Using landscape as her subject, she embraces the happy accidents that result from her painting process, delicately balancing the inherent order and chaos of nature, which makes her organic forms feel so authentic.
Laura Fayer lives and works in New York City, and has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. She holds a degree in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University, as well as an MFA in painting from Hunter College. She is a recipient of numerous grants, including from the Pollock-Krasner foundation, International Residencies for Artists and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Her work is included in a number of corporate and public collections, including Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, MGM Mirage, the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Ritz Carlton in Atlanta and Shenzhen, China, and the US Embassy in Djibouti.