The Secret Conversation of Snow Yaks by Lauri Smith

Lauri Smith

1-29 October 2018

Unreal Reality

Lauri Smith's solo exhibition, Unreal Reality (2015-2018) contains hybrid sculptures that seem to have leapt out of a science fiction fairy-tale. Her creations combine the anatomy of human and animal forms and are conjured from the realms of her unconscious imagination. The works serve as a portal to an alternate realm where the viewer is prompted to contemplate the blurring of reality and invention.

 

- Contemporary Art Awards

 

Unreal Reality (2015-18) is a collection of sculptural pieces that question what we consider human, animal, real and unreal and the fine line that blurs them together. My curiosity towards non-physical forms come from the unconscious imagination and their connection to reality. 

I combine the physical attributes of human and animal forms to bring to life realistic hybrid creatures by using materials that can mimic realism such as silicones and human hair as well as mixing resins and other materials. While each of my works come from a different inspiration they are all linked through my choice of materials and this core concept.   

 

- Lauri Smith

Exhibition

RITA + HER PET JUDE by New South wales artist LAURI SMITH
Side view of RITA + HER PET JUDE by New South Wales artist LAURI SMITH

Rita + Her Pet Jude

Silicone, wire, foam and wood

45 (w) x 60 (h) x 45 (d) cm 

2017 

The Secret Conversation of Snow Yaks, sculpture created by New South Wales artist, Lauri smith

The Secret Conversations of Snow Yaks

Silicone, wire and mohair

40 (w) x 15 (h) x 25 (d) cm

2016 

In Essence... by New South Wales artist, Lauri Smith - sideview
In Essence... by New South Wales artist, Lauri Smith - backview
In Essence... by New South Wales artist, Lauri Smith - sideview
In Essence... by New South Wales artist, Lauri Smith - closeup

In Essence...

Silicone, resin, acrylic paint and yak hair

30 (w) x 43 (h) x  30 (d) cm 

2018 

Fremble...The whole universe is contained within us by New South Wales artist Lauri Smith
Fremble...The whole universe is contained within us by New South Wales artist Lauri Smith - side and back view

Fremble...The whole universe is contained within us

Silicone, mohair, and resin

30 (w) x 43 (h) x 30 (d) cm 

2015 

The Secret Conversation of Snow Yaks, sculpture created by New South Wales artist, Lauri smith - stone version

The Secret Conversations of Snow Yaks - metal version

Forton MG, metal pigment, metal paints

40 (w) x 15 (h) x 25 (d) cm

2017

The Secret Conversation of Snow Yaks, sculpture created by New South Wales artist, Lauri smith - stone version

The Secret Conversations of Snow Yaks - stone version

Forton MG, metal pigment, metal paints

40 (w) x 15 (h) x 25 (d) cm​

2017

In Essence... by New South Wales artist, Lauri Smith - resin version

In Essence... - resin version

Resin and acrylic paint

30 (w) x 43 (h) x  30 (d) cm 

2018 

 

In Essence... by New South Wales artist, Lauri Smith - backview - resin version
In Essence... by New South Wales artist, Lauri Smith - frontview - resin version