Unknowingly, Laurey Bennett-Levy was beginning to manifest while walking the streets of NYC. Her emotions mandated a downward aesthetic gaze as she began to discover the repetitive beauty of geometrics underfoot. Relying on city lattice work as topical catalysts of inspiration, Laurey abandons comfort by rolling black-inked brayers onto street grills to collect their impressions.
This work’s sequence provokes one to notice unobserved portals and grids and to rediscover the unnoticed splendor of ubiquitous beauty. Laurey redefines ordinary markers of existence, constantly further reducing these geometrics into abstract form and bringing the outside in. What she finds astonishing is that random individuals are the creators, but become entirely new by her artist’s eye. With mortality in mind she awakens sometimes abandoned metropolitan structures in tandem with reconstructing and reframing her own life.
This series called “MITER” is a union formed between two edges that meet at an intersection which resonates for her literally and figuratively.
Laurey’s work merges her competence as a graphic designer and fine artist as she deconstructs and reconstructs abstract grids gleaned from surfaces and architecture through a variety of metropolis using an unusual combination of processes such as digital manipulation, monoprinting, lithography, cyanotypes, silkscreening, oil painting and collage.