Laura Splan

Gloves

Laura Splan   Gloves

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Gloves is a pair of sculptural forms cast from the artist’s own hands. The vivid detail of the hand and the implied function of the glove evoke the metaphor of “slipping into the skin of another”.
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Laura Splan’s work examines the material manifestations of our cultural ambivalence towards the human body. Her conceptually based projects employ a range of traditional and new media techniques. She often uses found objects and appropriated sources to explore socially constructed perceptions of order and disorder. Much of her work is inspired by experimentation with materials and processes including blood, cosmetic facial peel and digital fabrication.

Splan’s work has been exhibited at venues including Museum of Art & Design (New York, NY), New York Hall of Science (New York, NY), Museum of Contemporary Craft (Portland, OR), and Beall Center for Art + Technology (Irvine, CA). Commissioned projects for her work have included soap residue paintings for the Center for Disease Control, computerized lace doilies for the Gen Art New Media Art Exhibition, 3D printed sculptures for Davidson College. She received a Jerome Foundation Grant for artist research at venues including the Wellcome Museum (London, UK) and La Specola (Florence, IT). She has been a visiting lecturer on intersections of Art, Science and Technology at Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA), Mills College (Oakland, CA) and Illinois State University. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.