For the Big Bang catalogue, Laura Davis writes, "I attempt to reconfigure our emotional relationship with objects. When something once valuedsuch as jewelry or a petis no longer wanted and is discarded, it is transformed into something that appears dark or menacing. I am attracted to this kind of dirty. My objects are in limbo."
Laura Davis, born 1971 in Holland, MI, is a Chicago based artist working in sculpture, drawing and installation. Her work examines the intersection of craft, design and art by using display structures to conflate notions of value and context. Davis holds a MFA in Studio Art from the University of Chicago and a BFA in Enameling and Metals from the Cleveland Institute of Art. She teaches in the Department of Contemporary Practices at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Davis has shown at The Palmer Gallery, Chicago; blütenweiss - Raum für Kunst, Berlin; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York City; and Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, among others.