Laurie Sverdlove, Valenciennes, 2014

Laurie Sverdlove's current oil on canvas paintings explore  the juxtapositions of natural and industrial landscapes using a saturated, unnatural palette.  Her work brings into question issues of sustainability and our past and future impacts on our landscapes. The paintings' equal parts of beauty and disturbance create a palpable tension.
Recently moved to Vermont from the Bay Area, where she was represented by the Mincher/Wilcox Gallery, San Francisco, Sverdlove has exhibited at the Berkeley Art Museum, the Jewish Museum of San Francisco, and the Oakland Museum of California.  Her work is represented in many Bay Area corporate collections.  In New England she has exhibited at AVA Gallery in New Hampshire, the Fleming Museum of the University of Vermont, and Galerie Reynard, Williamstown, MA.