Tag: Laura Ball

Laura Ball, Hi Fructose Magazine
Laura Ball’s work was profiled in Hi Fructose magazine in their Spring 2014, Volume 31 issue. Titled, “Capturing the Minotaur: The Art of Laura Ball” Kirsten Anderson interviewed Ball about the conceptual framework supporting her work, as well as the significance of the animals she is currently using as a part of her subject matter.

Anderson writes:
Painter Laura Ball’s hypnotically engaging paintings give the viewer a multi-planed insight to the roiling energy of the subconscious, as well as the dynamics of the equally vital and tempestuous physical world…The spot-on composition and Ball’s ability to render fine details while still retaining loosely winey line work all the images to pulse with an organize vitality.

Laura Ball, Juxtapoz
Image courtesy of Juxtapoz Magazine. Photos of Laura Ball by Ingrid Nelson.

For their September issue, Juxtapoz magazine produced a beautiful feature and interview with Laura Ball, which includes images of Ball at work as well as selections from her recent bodies of work.

From the stirring introduction to Ball’s interview, Hannah Stouffer writes:
Ball’s work embodies the dynamism of pure naturalism remaining grounded in the values of reality that we tend to forget. It is heavily laced with botanical elements and an underlying injunction to protect what is real. The environment she has created is that from which we came; it is greater than us, it is all we have, and it has us.

For the full interview with Laura Ball, pick up a copy of Juxtapoz, available at newstands now.

Denver Art Museum, Laura Ball news
A view of the Frederic C. Hamilton Building, Denver Art Museum. Image courtesy of Studio Daniel Libeskind.

A selection of works by Laura Ball featured in her winter exhibition at the gallery, Minotaur, have been added to the collection of the Denver Art Museum. A gift of the Eleanor and Henry Hitchcock Charitable Foundation, Collection 1, and Zanesville Mandala, were formally added to the museum’s permanent collection.

The Denver Art Museum, founded in 1893, sits in Denver’s Golden Triangle neighborhood, with a building complex of over 350,000 square feet. The museum’s permanent collection comprises more than 70,000 works of art, divided between nine collections.

Throughout Laura Ball’s exhibition Minotaur, her work has been featured by various publications, including the February issue of Harper’s Magazine, the December issue of American Art Collector Magazine and the January issue of BL!SSS Magazine.

In addition, the exhibition has received online coverage, including Juxtapoz Magazine, Hi Fructose Magazine, and Complex Magazine. Arrested Motion’s coverage features wonderful photos by Gavin McGlynn of the exhibition installed at the gallery.

DBSG, Laura Ball catalogue

Exhibition catalogue for Laura Ball at the David B. Smith Gallery
December 14, 2012 – January 26, 2013

Laura Ball: Minotaur
Softcover, 10 x 7 1/4 inches, 88 pages, 41 color images
Essay: Maria Porges
Printed and bound in the United States
Published by David B. Smith Gallery, 2012
ISBN 978-0-9857418-2-2
To order, please visit our online store.


David B. Smith Gallery was thrilled to participate in the PULSE Contemporary Art Fair in Miami, Florida this past week. The gallery featured works by Laura Ball, Christina Empedocles, Gregory Euclide, Paul Jacobsen, Hong Seon Jang, Kris Lewis, and Michael Theodore.  A few works are still available and a selection of exhibited works can be viewed on our PULSE Miami exhibition page.  Please contact the gallery to inquire about availability.




Stockholm: Transparency and Trans-formations in Contemporary American Art

Exhibition of Contemporary Works by American Artists to be Exhibited at Residence of U.S. Ambassador to Sweden

Transparency and Trans-formations in Contemporary American Art, an exhibition of 23 works by 20 American artists — including Kiki Smith, Spencer Finch, Claes Oldenburg, Mark Bradford, Laura Ball, and Jennifer Steinkamp — will be on view at the residence of the U.S. Ambassador to Sweden from April 16, 2010, through June 2012. Reflecting America’s increased emphasis on transparency and international engagement, the exhibition offers a view of the rapid shifts occurring today in culture, society, technology, and science.