In the Wings: A solo show of works by Laura Smith

3 - 30 November 2021

In the Wings (3 – 30 November 2021) presents 17 new paintings by contemporary British artist Laura Smith. Made as a series, these new works unite some of the artist’s formal and stylistic concerns: light as subject, the emotive power of gesture and the textural characteristics of objects in art.


A still-life painter trained at The Slade School of Fine Art, Smith is interested in dissolving our familiarity with regular objects. From crystals and scraps of fabric to other domestic debris, her use of light, colour and perspective to depict these objects blurs the lines between the figurative and the abstract. Creating unfamiliar and mysterious realms out of the everyday, Smith is interested in how repeated motifs enable a deeper and freer investigation of the objects themselves.


Nick Crean, Founder and Director of Crean & Company: ‘I’ve followed and collected Laura’s work for some 15 years, so it’s wonderful to be able to offer this new series of considered, energetic and colourful still lifes.'