Oil and chalk pastel work by Laura Cavanagh now on display

February 20, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources
Artwork by Laura Cavanagh on display at Michigan Medicine.

In this body of work, Detroit artist and U-M alumna Laura Cavanagh explores quiet, intimate spaces. An introvert by nature, “space,” and the preservation of personal space, is immensely important to her.

She encounters these spaces both indoors and out, and she employs light and color to capture her emotional state relevant to the space. She works with oil and chalk pastel, a medium that allows her to make tangible those moments that are fleeting and transitory.

Cavanagh breaks down architectural elements into bold blocks of color, creating an atmosphere of still quietude, so critical to her creative process.

Check out the work for yourself.

Where: Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2.

When: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily through March 6