STRUCTURES: Laura Craig McNellis
529 W 20th Street 3rd Floor, New York, NY
Opening Reception: 6 to 8 pm
Laura Craig McNellis was born in Nashville in 1957 as the youngest of four daughters. She was mostly mute, and she learned how to express herself through her talent for painting simple images in an evocative and ethereal manner. Though unable to express herself verbally as a result of her mental disabilities, her family encouraged her to express herself artistically. RICCO/MARESCA will be showing McNellis’s earliest paintings, celebrating the visual’s image ability to express human love, belief, and desire above all forms of communication.