The White Columns Curated Artist Registry is an online catalog of digital images documenting the work of artists who are not affiliated with a commercial gallery in New York City. Each submission is reviewed by our curatorial staff; in order to be considered for the registry, one must submit work digitally via this website.
Laura Braciale’s paintings embody a spirit of visual play. In them, the material properties of humble objects are illuminated through the careful placement of painted shapes and shadows. Perception plays a key role in Braciale’s work. She pits the real against the constructed through illusionary tropes, and asks us to question the physical nature of the thing itself. Each painting functions as a visual feedback loop. It circles around a logical conclusion but never lands. Instead, it stays in a perceptual holding pattern.