November 3 - December 3, 2021
My work stems from an interest in the catalogue of graphics that code our world. Culling from the history of Western mark making, from engravings to maps to diagrams, I reference the line’s role as mediator between the outside world and our understanding of it.
I seek out lines that suggest, among other things, particular textures, movements, or actions and drop them into a spatial void, left to drift without context or representational form. Instead, they build a new ecosystem, colliding and enmeshing with each other to create an atmosphere of fractured meaning and distorted perspectives.
Mark Laurin is a print artist originally from Montreal, QC. Recent activities include a two-person show at Atelier Circulaire with Neah Kelly and an upcoming solo show at Martha Street Studio in Winnipeg, MB. He holds a BFA in Print Media from Concordia University and an MFA from Indiana University.
Exhibition is generously supported by: