Follies, Predicaments, and Other Conundrums: The Works of Laure Drogoul invites visitors to immerse themselves in a paradoxical, absurdist world of darkness, wonder, and beauty. Drogoul's sculptural follies, roving performances, and interactive works draw upon B-movie imagery, science fiction, psychoanalytic theory, and pop culture - particularly roadside Americana. Along the way she explores and exploits the symbiotic relationships and tensions between humanity and nature, creating works that have a uniquely accessible Baltimore aesthetic.


Follies, Predicaments, and Other Conundrums: The Works of Laure Drogoul was conceived by its curator Gerald Ross, and organized and produced in partnership with the Maryland Institute College of Art Exhibition Development Seminar. The seminar provides students with the opportunity to be involved in every aspect of a major exhibition, including research, planning, and production.

 

Curatorial Statement

Follies, Predicaments, and Other Conundrums: The Works of Laure Drogoul is the first large-scale retrospective featuring works created by MICA alumna and Baltimore-based artist Laure Drogoul (Rinehart School of Sculpture í81) over the last 25 years. It has been an exciting challenge to gather these incredibly diverse works together, in part due to size and scale, media, complexity, and ephemeral nature. To see all of Drogoulís work at once, one cannot help but be astounded by the prolificacy and incredible energy.

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