Abstraction for Dogs is a series of photographs of site-responsive paintings. These pieces are temporary interventions, consisting of monochromatic geometric shapes painted in acrylic on discarded objects in both urban and suburban environments. They are close to the ground, at dog height. Some issues I am addressing are traditional and formal, like color, space, surface, and composition. The work also relates to graffiti and marking territory. What we throw out, and our impulse to collect and reuse what we find is documented as well. After I photograph the painted object, I walk away.

LAURA SUE KING abstraction for dogs acrylic on table
Cabinet
2004
acrylic on table

East Village, NYC
LAURA SUE KING abstraction for dogs acrylic on mirror
Mirror
2004
acrylic on mirror

East Village, NYC
LAURA SUE KING abstraction for dogs acrylic on bike tire
Bike Tire
2004
acrylic on bike tire

East Village, NYC
LAURA SUE KING abstraction for dogs acrylic on plywood
Weimaraner
2003
acrylic on plywood

East Houston Street.
LAURA SUE KING abstraction for dogs acrylic on snow shovel
Shovel
2004
acrylic on snow shovel

East Village, NYC
LAURA SUE KING abstraction for dogs acrylic on cinder blocks
Blue Dog
2005
acrylic on cinder blocks

Avenue B and East 9th Street.
LAURA SUE KING abstraction for dogs acrylic on cinder blocks
Blue Blocks
2005
acrylic on cinder blocks

Avenue B and East 9th Street.
LAURA SUE KING abstraction for dogs acrylic on concrete
d.u.m.b.o.
2004
acrylic on concrete

Art Under the Bridge Festival, Brooklyn.
LAURA SUE KING abstraction for dogs acrylic on cardboard tube
Brown Dog
2004
acrylic on cardboard tube

East 9th Street and Avenue C.
LAURA SUE KING abstraction for dogs acrylic on TV
Orange Screen
2002
acrylic on TV

Avenue D and East 11th Street.
LAURA SUE KING abstraction for dogs acrylic on metal and sheetrock
Stacked
2004
acrylic on metal and sheetrock

East 13th Street and Fourth Avenue.
LAURA SUE KING abstraction for dogs acrylic on wood
Headboard
2005
acrylic on wood

Between Avenue B and C.
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