Abigail Mclaurin exhibit at BlueOrange Gallery

Beaumont artist to explore iconic American family at BlueOrange Gallery in August

Artist Abigail Mclaurin will present “Golden as Drops of Grain,” a collection of her latest work, Aug. 1- 29, at the BlueOrange gallery,1208 West Gray St. in Houston. The exhibition opens with a free reception, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Aug. 1.

Birthday Party

“Birthday Party” – 2013

“I enjoy playing with the iconic post-WWII American family, placing them in apparently normal settings, but each image contains subtle subversions of the theme,” McLaurin said. “I’m interested in the interactions of the family unit, especially the relationship between mother and child.”

The Beaumont-based artist’s paintings feature children and families from America’s Golden Age, the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s. Her vibrantly colored panels evoke a sense of nostalgia, but there is often a darker subtext waiting to be unearthed by the viewer.

Gallery owners, Megan and Jacob Spacek said they are excited to bring McLaurin’s work to the gallery.

After Church

“After Church” – 2014

“The moment we saw Abigail’s work, we knew there was something special about her expressive, deconstructed figures,” they said. For more information, visit www.blueorangehouston.com, or visit their Facebook page.