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November 6, 2012
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Artist draws piece onsite at Anderson Ranch Arts Center

SNOWMASS VILLAGE - Anderson Ranch Arts Center presents "Nostalgia," a site-specific wall drawing by Colorado-based artist Laura Scandrett. "Nostalgia" opens Nov. 7 with an opening reception for the artist from 5-7 p.m. in the Patton-Malott Gallery. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 18. This event is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served.

Scandrett has created a large-scale charcoal drawing on the gallery wall as a temporary installation. Over the course of several days, Scandrett employed labor and process to excavate the image. Scraping and sanding away the wall are as much a part of the process as building a surface using charcoal. Drawing directly on the wall will enable Scandrett to make the work specific to the gallery and respond to the wall's surface, its texture and the space itself. The personality of the particular wall is revealed through the vigorous process. The artist mines through the layers of paint and reveals a history beneath, making the work as much about process as it is about result.

Laura Scandrett grew up spending school years in St. Louis and summers in Colorado, as her parents were both teachers. She graduated from Amherst College with a double major in fine arts and English and has lived a semi-nomadic life pursuing art and an ongoing education. Over the years, she studied with many artists, including Alexis Smith, Julian Schnabel, Mel Kendrick, John Baldessari, Gergory Amenoff, Judy Pfaff, James Drake, Fred Tomaselli and Gary Simmons. She previously worked as a teaching assistant in sculpture and drawing at Bucknell University and Southern Methodist University.

Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m. to

5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, please contact Jenene Nagy, chairwoman of the visiting artist program and gallery exhibitions, at or call 970-923-3181.

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