The Earth Beneath Their Feet


HUDSON — The Earth Beneath Their Feet will be on view from May 23 – June 21, 2020 at

Pamela Salisbury Gallery in Hudson, New York. The four artists in this exhibition,

Ellen Driscoll, Margot Glass, Laura Moriarty, and Laura Sharp Wilson, explore

themes related to the natural world and its fragility. The exhibition may be viewed

in its entirety on our website at or by


Ellen Driscoll’s New Leaf series is represented here by a group of small works

created with layers of gold leaf, ink, and printed silk. Her work on all scales

revolves around themes of migration, space, and climate change. Driscoll has

shown widely nationally and internationally, including The Whitney Museum at

Phillip Morris, New-York Historical Society, and Grand Central Terminal, among

others. Her work is represented in numerous public and private collections,

including the Boston Public Library, Detroit Institute of Arts, Whitney Museum of

American Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Awards and honors include

fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, NEA, and the Bunting Institute at

Harvard University. Ellen is the Director of Studio Arts at Bard College, NY.

Using 14 karat gold and graphite, Margot Glass renders closely observed

botanicals and insects. Her work speaks to the ephemeral beauty in nature. Glass

has shown at the New York Historical Society; Emily Dickinson Homestead,

Amherst, MA; Roberson Museum and Science Center, Binghamton, NY; Hunt

Institute for Botanical Documentation at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, PA; and

REVEAL and Art on Paper international art fairs. Work by Margot Glass is courtesy

of Garvey|Simon, New York.

Laura Moriarty makes process-driven sculptural paintings and works on paper

with pigmented encaustic. Their form, color, and pattern echo processes that

shape and reshape the earth: heating and cooling, erosion, subduction, friction,

enfolding, weathering, slippage. Laura’s honors include grants from the Adolph &

Esther Gottlieb Foundation and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, as well as

numerous national and international residencies, including the Baer Art Center in

Iceland and the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming. She is the author of an artist’s

book, ‘Table of Contents’, self-published in 2012.

Using acrylic on mulberry paper mounted on panel, Laura Sharp Wilson creates

intricately layered images which reference the natural world and its

vulnerability. Recent works describe botanical forms and ephemera from the

human experience tethered with tangled knots and stitches, cemented and

bound. Wilson has shown widely in galleries and museums nationally and

internationally, and has been reviewed in Hyperallergic and The Los Angeles

Times, among others. Work by Laura Sharp Wilson is courtesy of McKenzie Fine

Art, New York.

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