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Urban Playground: A Visual Documentary

A visual documentation in a series of 48” x 36” paintings of life that exists amongst the skyscrapers of cities. Opening September 19

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Project Description

  • Freedmen’s Town; a historical area within the city of Houston. Once the most undesirable part of the city; swampy and bug infested, and home to the freed slaves of Houston. The city refused public service to the area inclusive of paving the roads. The bricks you see were made by the inhabitants of Freedmen’s Town. Today, much of the area has been gentrified, historic shotgun houses demolished and townhomes and condos built; the bricks remain as a reminder of what was once there.
    The mission of this project is the give a visual documentary of what life looks like today, in 2020 inside major cities. The goal however being, to not only record the ever changing skyline, but to also show the literal heartbeat of what makes that city. This series of paintings will serve as visual documentation for years to come of capturing a snapshot of what life was like during this exact time. “Urban Playground” hidden amongst the iron trees in the heart of the concrete jungle, are the hidden jems; a location for humans pause their robotic, repetitive, digital lives and reconnect with those basic elements makes us human; social interactions, fresh air, and the sun.
  • The title piece of the show, Urban Playground, documents the life under the skyline.
  • As an African-American woman artist, I am contributing to the art world as a minority, in a very over saturated industry of Euro-centric males. This body of work stands apart from my contemporaries because of the subject matter; whereas, portraiture and pop art are the most popular subject matter, this series is Post-Impressionism. Capturing a small snapshot of time, while simultaneously allowing color to play heavily into the compositions. 
     
  • These series is for a solo show scheduled for September 2020; with the potential to travel to other galleries. 
     
  • This series of paintings have the potential to be the best works of my entire artistic career. There are fourteen pieces that will be on display and available for sale. As a result of the pandemic, I have the time, but not the funds being that the art shows I would have participated in had been canceled. 
  • I graciously thank you for your time and donation. 
    Lauren Luna The Leader Newspaper
    Feature article of the upcoming opening in The Leader Newspaper

 

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Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Lauren Luna is an academically trained professional painter from Houston, Texas 
  • Luna is a part time art professor and full time arts advocate

 

 

06/22/2020
Monetary Contribution
$25
Willie
06/16/2020
Signed print of Urban Playground
$100
Irving Barton
06/06/2020
Monetary Contribution
$100
06/05/2020
Signed print of Urban Playground
$100
Corey Owens
06/05/2020
Lauren Luna T-Shirt
$50
Karen McWhorter
06/05/2020
Monetary Contribution
$50
Dawn M Bunetta
06/04/2020
Signed print of Urban Playground
$100
06/04/2020
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$775
06/04/2020
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$15
05/30/2020
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$50
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Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

13 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Lauren Luna T-Shirt

Soft Cotton short sleeve T-shirt with the Lauren Luna Ltd logo

3 Supporters
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