In the fall of 2018, LAND studio proudly selected artist Lauren Pearce to showcase her work on The Art Wall, a rotating art space on Public Square. Each quarter, a new local artist is picked to transform our cityscape, enriching it with creativity.

About the Art

Unfolding, being revived, and going through the emotions of our ever-changing lives: This body of work, titled In the Middle, is just that. Each piece, in its progression, coincides with certain weeks during the summer of 2019, reflecting the heartache the artist experienced and the ongoing evolution of herself. Piece by piece, the color changes and flows, while shapes have more to do with the confines of Lauren's emotions than anything else. Nude figures are at the forefront of most of her work, representing her self-examination and struggle with her own nude form and the associated vulnerability.

The work plays on emotions and aligns with what the artist was emotionally and creatively able to give at the time of its creation. Using what she knows to create something new using color and process, the work has continued to evolve and take shape from what she had first set out to compose. Fear, frustration, heartache, joy, confusion, and triumph are embedded in each piece.

Lauren Pearce

Meet the Artist

Lauren Pearce

Lauren Pearce is a black artist based in Cleveland Ohio who pulls inspiration from her community, creating powerful mixed media art and completing texture in her portraits, and iconic shape and color to her murals that captivate all who walk by them....

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