A Burial at Sea

The Daily Palette Vintage

The Daily Palette is pleased to introduce its new Project Coordinator, Jennifer Erixon.

During the month of February we will feature selected artists and works from the Palette's archive.

A Burial at Sea, acrylic on shaped plywood, 47" x 42.5", 2014

Mary Laube was born in South Korea and grew up in the Midwest.  She received her MFA from the University of Iowa and her BFA from Illinois State University.  Laube's work has been included in various group and solo exhibitions across the United States.  She attended the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in 2013 and the Vermont Studio Center in 2014.  Her work has been published in New American Paintings #87 and #101.  In 2009 she received the Illinois National Women in the Arts Award and in 2014 she received a Project Grant from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The artist writes: "Every day we make countless attempts to memorialize our experiences.  We snap photographs, collect objects from our travels, write journals, build shrines, and spend hours re-imagining past events.  As a society, we hoard precious objects in museums, build altarpieces, share funerary rituals, and canonize stories in books and theater.  Through various forms of representation we can contain and preserve our understanding of the world.  These attempts to construct knowledge are essentially abstractions of what we think to be true, resulting in a changeable fiction.  In my work I invent flattened worlds that stand in for those irretrievable histories we long to preserve."

A Burial at Sea is from Roses and Rue, a project funded by the Iowa Arts Council.

Mary Laube's website

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on August 10, 2018

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