My assemblages are created by layering juxtaposing elements: nature vs. glitter. The viewer is immersed into my glowing, dazzling world of color, light, dimension and beauty. The effects are invigorating and enlightening and allows the viewer to pause and restore. These compelling compositions are the culmination of many carefully executed steps that define my unique creative process.
Nancy Staub Laughlin, an accomplished, New Jersey based artist, has created a new concept of the “still life” working with pastels on paper and photography. Nancy’s newest series, which she refers to as “assemblages”, incorporates the photograph into the pastel drawing. These dynamic, layered, juxtaposing assemblages allow the viewer to enter her world of color, light, dimension and beauty from a different perspective. Nancy’s compelling compositions are the culmination of many carefully executed steps that define her unique creative process. For Laughlin, the artistic journey offers an almost limitless exploration of the possibilities of artistic creation, allowing her to enter the unreal world in which she has created.
Nancy has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Moore College of Art, in Philadelphia, PA. She has exhibited at Newhouse Gallery and Noho Gallery in New York City and has been recognized and honored in New Jersey where she had a one- person exhibit at the New Jersey State Museum along with being included in the permanent collection. Nancy was honored by Secretary of State, Nina Mitchell Wells (under Corzine) with a solo exhibit at the State House of New Jersey.
A few of her many accomplishments, have been exhibits at the Noyes Museum, New Jersey and Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters in New Brunswick, Bristol/Myers Squibb, and Prudential Corporate Gallery in NJ. She also had select drawings exhibited at the Monmouth Museum and the George Segal Gallery at Montclair State University. Her work was also honorably included in a select show, Six New Jersey Masters at Kean University, Burger Gallery. Nancy has received critical acclaim and reviews : New York Times, City Arts, Gallery/Studio Magazine and a featured artists review by Renee Phillips, Manhattan Arts. She has had numerous features in the Star Ledger ,Trenton Times and numerous online sites. Nancy is represented in many private and public collections and was honored to be chosen to be in the NAWA collection at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Her work was included in Studio Visit Magazine, chosen by juror Jessica Roscio, Danforth Art Museum, Mass., Winter 2017. In spring 2017, Nancy had a rave review, solo exhibition at the Nancy Dryfoos Gallery at Kean University in New Jersey. Her most recent exhibit May- June 2018 was a group show at at the Carter Burden Gallery in NYC. Nancy just received the Miriam Shorr Memorial Award, Works on Paper, through the National Association of Women Artists exhibition, Open Horizons 2018.
Her most memorable highlight was being reviewed by Sam Hunter, Art Critic and Historian of Modern and Contemporary Art who found her work “refreshingly unique”. This has been a common theme among many of her positive reviews. She offers a “different” approach and passion to drawing. Nancy is consistent in her vision…one can always recognize her signature style no matter how much she has changed or grown.