Laura Hunt at 321 Gallery

Artist: Laura Hunt 

Exhibition title: Motorcycle Covers

Venue: 321 Gallery, New York, US

Date: September 14 – October 20, 2018

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and  321 Gallery, New York

321 Gallery presents ​Motorcycle Covers​, Laura Hunt’s first solo exhibition in Brooklyn.

In 2017, I started photographing motorcycle covers in Brooklyn and Manhattan. The undulating forms seemed to carry everything painting could. To rethink whether painting was necessary given the abundance of these forms, already out in public, I began using motorcycle covers as material. The covers are altered by hand-sewing, digital photography, and the addition of velvet, silk, and nylon. Some of the covers are stretched like paintings; most are installed loose.

Laura Hunt (b. 1985, Amsterdam, NL) is an artist who has lived in Atlanta, New Orleans, and New York. Her work has been exhibited in group shows at Team Gallery, Shimizu Brand, Eli Ping Gallery, The Emily Harvey Foundation, Essex Flowers, Dotory, and US Blues, (New York, NY); What Pipeline (Detroit, MI); Redling Fine Art (Los Angeles, CA); and Galerie im Regierungsviertel (Copenhagen, DK). In 2017, as part of the three-part exhibition “Billboard on Bowery,” Hunt’s work occupied a billboard at the intersection of Canal and Bowery streets in New York City. Hunt has performed at White Columns, Small Editions, and Shoot the Lobster (New York, NY). She has also recently curated a series of two-person exhibitions for Paula Cooper Gallery (New York, NY).

Laura Hunt, Motorcycle Cover 2, 2018, Custom printed cotton, velvet, and altered motorcycle cover with hand-sewing, Approximately 60 x 36 inches, dimensions variable

Laura Hunt, Motorcycle Covers, 2018, exhibition view, 321 Gallery, New York

Laura Hunt, Motorcycle Cover 1, 2018, Custom printed cotton and altered motorcycle cover with hand-sewing, Approximately 60 x 36 inches,, dimensions variable

Laura Hunt, Motorcycle Cover 1, 2018, Custom printed cotton and altered motorcycle cover with hand-sewing, Approximately 60 x 36 inches,, dimensions variable

Laura Hunt, Motorcycle Cover 1, 2018, Custom printed cotton and altered motorcycle cover with hand-sewing, Approximately 60 x 36 inches,, dimensions variable

Laura Hunt, Motorcycle Cover 1, 2018, Custom printed cotton and altered motorcycle cover with hand-sewing, Approximately 60 x 36 inches,, dimensions variable

Laura Hunt, Motorcycle Covers, 2018, exhibition view, 321 Gallery, New York

Laura Hunt, Motorcycle Cover 3, 2018, Silk velvet, nylon, and three altered motorcycle covers with hand-sewing, Approximately 66 x 42 inches, dimensions variable

Laura Hunt, Motorcycle Cover 3, 2018, Silk velvet, nylon, and three altered motorcycle covers with hand-sewing, Approximately 66 x 42 inches, dimensions variable

Laura Hunt, Motorcycle Cover 3, 2018, Silk velvet, nylon, and three altered motorcycle covers with hand-sewing, Approximately 66 x 42 inches, dimensions variable

Laura Hunt, Motorcycle Covers, 2018, exhibition view, 321 Gallery, New York

Laura Hunt, Motorcycle Covers, 2018, exhibition view, 321 Gallery, New York

Laura Hunt, X, 2018, Spandex, nylon, and silk velvet with hand-sewing, 48 x 48 inches

Laura Hunt, X, 2018, Spandex, nylon, and silk velvet with hand-sewing, 48 x 48 inches

Laura Hunt, X, 2018, Spandex, nylon, and silk velvet with hand-sewing, 48 x 48 inches

Laura Hunt, Motorcycle Cover 2, 2018, Custom printed cotton, velvet, and altered motorcycle cover with hand-sewing, Approximately 60 x 36 inches, dimensions variable

Laura Hunt, Motorcycle Cover 2, 2018, Custom printed cotton, velvet, and altered motorcycle cover with hand-sewing, Approximately 60 x 36 inches, dimensions variable

Laura Hunt, Motorcycle Cover 2, 2018, Custom printed cotton, velvet, and altered motorcycle cover with hand-sewing, Approximately 60 x 36 inches, dimensions variable

Laura Hunt, Untitled, 2018, Custom printed cotton and altered motorcycle cover with hand-sewing, 48 x 48 inches; Laura Hunt, To Do, 2018, Spandex, acrylic paint, and ink, 48 x 48 inches

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