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laura Bodo Lajber

Every line, to the last hour

27th June - 3rd August 2014

You have been in every line I have ever read.
You are part of my existence, part of myself.
You have been on the river, on the sails of the ships, on the marshes, in the clouds,
in the light, in the darkness, in the wind, in the woods, in the sea, on the streets.
To the last hour of my life, you can’t choose but remain part of my character.

(Charles Dickens)

Laura Bodo Lajber’s art draws on the legacy of the American artist Joseph Cornell, an exponent of assemblage.  Cornell’s most characteristic artworks were boxed assemblages created from found objects.  Bodo Lajber has taken this artistic process a step beyond and applied it to found objects such as glass vases and old chairs.  Like Cornell, who created poetry from the commonplace, her works evoke a sense of nostalgia.

Taking discarded but once treasured objects she reshapes them and injects into them a sense of lost narrative and personal histories, so that we can only conjecture about whom the former owners of these items might have been, and we begin to place our own precarious sense of meaning on the compositions.

Bodo Lajber will create an installation using found books, amongst other things, responding to the unique space of the m2 Gallery.