Innovative “Still Life” in Mixed Media
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. Her 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.
Her 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.
The artist 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. She 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.
She was also honored by Secretary of State, Nina Mitchell Wells (under Corzine) with a solo exhibit at the State House of New Jersey.
Laughlin’s more recent accomplishments have been a two-person exhibition at the Noyes Museum, New Jersey and Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters in New Brunswick. She also had select drawings exhibited at the Monmouth Museum and the George Segal Gallery at Montclair State University.
Her work received the distinction of being included in a select show, “Six New Jersey Masters” at Kean University, Burger Gallery.
The artist has received critical acclaim and reviews in such distinguished publications as The New York Times, City Arts, and Gallery/Studio Magazine. She has had numerous features in the Star Ledger, Trenton Times and numerous online websites.
She is represented in many private and public collections and was honored to be chosen to be in the National Association of Women Artists 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, Massachusetts, Winter 2017. Her exhibition at the Nancy Dryfoos Gallery at Kean University in New Jersey, through April 2017, is a success.
One of Nancy Staub Laughlin’s most memorable highlights 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. She is consistent in her vision…one can always recognize her signature style no matter how much she has changed or grown.
Visit Nancy Staub Laughlin’s website: www.nancystaublaughlin.com