oil, latex and acrylic paints on wood, canvas and existing painted surfaces
For her installation, Mancuso created a disconcerting, layered space, utilized various painting techniques to alter the designated form of the room and combining this with illusionistic paintings on canvas and wood on the walls. Conceptually, the room suggests the erosion of time and physical decay, perhaps from weather or natural decay, regressing the space to its pre-refurbished state. Standing in the midst of this pre-historic architectural space, the viewer is pulled into a dark and chilling setting of time and history past. A longstanding member and promoter of the local arts community, having run such organizations as Garfield Artworks, ON Gallery, and Dorothy 6, Lauri Mancuso is an artist who makes oil paintings incorporating found objects. She is also an independent contractor and curator, specializing in commercial and residential painting, as well as film, television, and theater sets.