Crust  2013 

Oil . acrylic . thread on fabrics   7 x 40 cm

Blue Dishtowel  2007

cotton . oil . rabbit skin glue 51 x 46 cm

carbon and thread on paper  12 x 9 in.

Untitled  2013

flannel . thread . rabbit skin glue . staples .  wood  38 x 48 cm

Quad  2010
oil, acrylic on canvas  20 x 18 in.

Shiva  2009

oil, acrylic on various quilted materials  70 x 62 in.

12 Year Trial  2010

oil and thread on canvas  20 x 18 in.


mixed media, soap

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Lael Marshall


Lael Marshall showed her newest drawings and objects in the exhibitions

quattro donne  Sat September 7th till Sat Oktober 5th 2013

this quiet commotion from sept 3rd - oct 1st 2011

Chance and construction co-exist in my paintings and drawings.
My work plays with the familiar, but in an unfamiliar context.  The way dreams can distort, or abstract our logic, and still somehow make sense;  it is in this space of suspended logic that I try to create images.  Like a smell that can transport you to times and places you may not exactly recall, but that nevertheless are an essential part of yourself, I try to make my work specific, without being obvious.  Whether my work narrates a small event, such as the tearing of saran, or no event at all, I do not care to hide the working process, and therefore it always shares the story of its own creation.

Leal Marshall


Born in Seattle, Washington


The University of Michigan,  Ann Arbor, Michigan (BFA)


Academy of Fine Arts,  Munich, Germany


Diplom (MFA equivalent) as "Meisterschuelerin" Prof. Gerd Winner

Lives and works in New York City


When looking at Lael Marshall’s work, everything but the kitchen sink is the cliché that comes to mind—it’s then justly trumped by her reimagining of form. Working in series, she upends the utilitarianism of dishtowels, soap, paper bag containers, and sponges—to name a few of her raw materials. Her sustainability is less an end to itself, and more part and parcel of the process that leads to her assemblages. In this light, she is very much like Robert Ryman who culls the factory of industrial objects—from aluminum to jute, from Plexiglass to steel—and transgresses their quotidian function.
Consider Marshall’s works on paper. These aren’t expensive Arches or Rives BFK from New York Central Art Supply; they are vacuum cleaner bags that were once destined to collect siphoned dust. Instead, Marshall mines their bright synthetic color, patterns, and text to compose richly nuanced pieces. Folds and creases become geometric textures in this mixed media series that utilize the unraveled, ripped, and torn paper. Over the existing materials, she collages and draws amorphous shapes that mime the voluptuousness of a sliced red apple (Light Timer Box, 2010) or a layering of heavy-bottomed raindrops in saturated color (Compact Florescent, 2010). She adds photographic prints on some, further collapsing the strange spaces she’s created—interiors with recessed edges that play with shadowy creases. In Super Sunday (2010) she thrusts tongue to cheek with a picture of garbage bags imposed on intensely hued diamond shapes.
Her more traditional paintings use a different sort of linen. More in line with tables and bed sheets, these cotton dishtowels moonlight as modestly sized minimalist compositions. Doesn’t Skip to My Loup (2008) with its two parallel and wavering blue verticals, harken back to Barnett Neuman’s vertical zips?

Aldrin Valdez


Exhibitions  Selection

'quattro donne' mitart gallery Basel


might be love . Winterausstellung . mitart gallery Basel


'Eretai' Riverside Art Museum California with John Beech, Michael Voss, David Rabinowitsch


this quiet commotion . mitart gallery  Basel


NORTHBROOKLYN, Arts@Renaissance, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Elise Glick) / Insterstices: The Space Between, The University of Michigan, School of Art and Design, Alumni Show, Work Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI / The Joan Mitchell Foundation Presents: Artist-Teacher Exhibition, Work Space Harlem, New York, NY / Power to the People, Feature Inc., New York, NY / What Matters Most? ecoartspace NYC Benefit, Exit Art, New York, NY / It's A Wonderful 10th, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY / Postcards From the Edge,  Zieher Smith Gallery, New York, NY


AMBIENT,  ars agenda, Munich, Germany / 6 x 6,  Heath Gallery, New York, NY 7 Pierogi a Go-Go: Brooklyn Gravity Racers at The Boiler, The Boiler,  Brooklyn, New York 7 Out of the Kitchen, Dirty Bird To Go, New York, NY 7 / The Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist-Teacher Exhibition, The Greenpoint Renaissance Building, Brooklyn, New York / Postcards From the Edge,Visual AIDS Benefit, Metro Pictures, New York


FOREVER YOUNG,  ars agenda, Munich, Germany / NURTUREart 2008 Benefit, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY


Night of 1'000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY


Seid-Show,  Gerber-seid Fine Art, New York


Scope Miami, Black and White Gallery, Miami / BARC Shelter’s 3rd Annual Art Show and Auction, 31 Grand, Brooklyn, NY


24, Eugene Binder, Marfa, Texas (curated by Gene Binder and John Beech) / On the Horizon, Black and White Gallery, Brooklyn, New York


House Plant,  Black and White Gallery, Brooklyn, New York (solo) / Small Works, Washington Square East Galleries, New York, NY


Sculpture Center Annual Spring Benefit,  Sculpture Center, New York, NY


Winner Plus,  Kunstverein Gelsenkirchen, Germany / Them, Voxopolis, Philadelphia  (curated by Mari Spirito) / Benefit Raffle, P.S.122 Gallery, New York, NY / International Juried Show,  New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ  (juried by Lisa Dennison)


Private Viewing- A Collection of Paintings and Drawings, 536 6th Ave. New York, NY   (with Robert Medvedz, Adam Raymont, Alessia von Mallinckrodt and Michael Voss), (curated by Alessia von Mallinckrodt)


Kunst am Bau, Bayerische Staatskanzlei,  Munich, Germany (catalogue) / Diplom, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich, Germany (solo) / Bayerische-Niederländische Tage, Münchener Künstlerhaus, Munich, Germany / Coming Soon, Seidlvilla, Munich, Germany


Jahresausstellung, Klasse Winner, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich, Germany (solo)


Reflexionen, Amerika Haus, Munich, Germany




Registries . Awards   The Drawing Center - Viewing Program  .  Pierogi Flat Files - Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn NY  .  Irving Sandler's Online Regisrty,  .  P.S.1  Studio Visit,  .  Jubiläumspreis der Stadt München (prize for painting) 1996  .  Purchase Prize - Nordstern Versicherung 1996

Public . Corporate Collections  BMW AG  .  Chambers Hotel, NYC  .  Huk-Coburg  .  Nordstern Versicherung GmBH  .  Hypo Vereinsbank

Teaching . Guest Lecturer   Artist-Teacher, The Joan Mitchell Foundation, July 2007- current  .  Guest Lecturer, (Drawing), The New School, New York, NY  .  Department for Continuing Education, April 2009  .  Guest Lecturer, (Book Design), School of Visual Arts, New York, NY  .  Department for Photography,Video and Related Media, April 2010