Sadie Laska


b. 1974, West Virginia

Playfully deconstructing the familiar, Sadie Laska uses mixed media – spray paint, acrylic, plastic combs, paper plates, high-heeled shoes – to fashion irregular canvases that provoke our reconsideration of art’s relationship to the everyday. Laska’s embrace of found objects, in tandem with her pieces’ heavily worked and re-worked surfaces, both figuratively and literally suggests the possibility of afterlife; ‘I recycle everything’, the artist claims, even admitting that ‘there are paintings underneath paintings in some cases’. As is evidenced by the titles of pieces like My Dark Places (2016), Laska’s artworks are deeply emotive abstract manifestations of the self.

Exhibitions with L V H
Selected Work
Leather Jacket, 2016 Acrylic and spray paint on MDF 83.82 x 58.42 x 3.18 cm | 33 x 23 x 1.25 in
Lips, 2016 Acrylic and spray paint on MDF 33.02 x 86.36 x 3.18 cm | 13 x 34 x 1.25 in
Tomorrow’s Party, 2016 Acrylic and spray paint on PVA and aluminum Jacket: 165.10 x 142.24 cm | 65 x 56 in Pants: 187.96 x 60.96 cm | 74 x 24 in