Marine Projects is delighted to present Salon No.13,
Works 373 – 417, a group exhibition presenting the
work of Zoe Crosher, Emma Gray, Emilie Halpern,
Ariel Herwitz, Lauren Spencer King, Galia Linn, Fay
Ray and Samantha Thomas.
Following in the tradition of past Marine Salon shows,
Salon No. 13 does not follow a strict curatorial
theme, focusing instead on the vision of an
imaginary collector that is deeply invested in various
artistic concerns. This time, the focus is on
contemporary women artists living and working in
Los Angeles specifically. Each exhibition transforms
the home on a fundamental level, bringing to light
the way living with art and carefully curating a
personal collection changes our living space in
powerful ways. These artists have brought their work
into a private home and molded it into a space that
embodies the particular considerations in their
practice, highlighting the common threads.
Particularly, the seen and the unseen, the real and the
illusory, materiality, temporality, transformation,
alchemy, the nebulous nature of energy - as both a
force and a word - and our relationship to the natural
"Witnesses III", watercolor on paper on panel, 12" x 16"
"Mummy Net", marble, African jade, brass, 24" x 40"
"I Am From The Caucasus Mountains", (diptych) graphite on paper, marble / volkonskoite on paper on panel, 20" x 30"
"What Is It That You Want Right Now But Aren't Saying", graphite on paper, glass, marble, 44'' x 10'' x 5"
Lauren Spencer King works in a variety of materials,
making drawings and sculptures in thoughtfully
connected groupings. The work, while personal in
nature, becomes deeply universal, exploring the
unknown on a grand scale – life, death, transcending
grief, natural phenomena, the cosmos - things that
are ancient, elusive, mysterious, unexplainable,
unseen but felt. For this exhibition, King has made a
grouping of objects including a watercolor painting, a
weaving made of marble beads and a graphite
drawing of a dolmen. Dolmens are ancient stone
structures that were built as burial tombs. The wisest
person in a community would choose to sacrifice
themselves, going into the dolmen to die, with the
belief that the structure would somehow hold the
wisdom of their soul for future generations. The dark
void of the dolmen acts as a visual and energetic
vessel to hold ideas, emotions and memories,
pushing the limits of what a drawing can hold.