Hailing from Houston Texas, Prop Stylist by day and all around Visual Artist Lauren Bahr gives us a glimpse into her hectic schedule and how making Greenpoint, Brooklyn her home base has allowed her to Live, Work, Create.
“I’ve got a little studio room in my house, which I’m quite grateful for. My favorite way to work is to have people come over and do their projects while I do mine—sort of like an art collective vibe where I get to serve everybody tea or booze and we bounce ideas off of one another as we work.”
Aside from hosting her own informal artist salons, Lauren clues us in to her favorite down-time spot Troost. “It has top-notch coffee during the day, and at night it becomes this groovy, totally relaxed bar with great food until 11pm,” Bahr explained. Having a neighborhood go-to is a must when you’re building sets and propping shoots for the big names in print and fashion. With such a busy schedule, Lauren still finds the time to work on her own art and has landed two upcoming shows at Moma PS1 and Gallery/Project Space Envelope.
“This year I found myself transitioning from 2d to 3d; I’ve been really drawn to making sculptures that can exist on a wall. Without fail, it seems like I choose the long way of doing things; right now I’m hand making these 1/4” beads that will eventually combine to fill a very large tapestry. I could get my objects pre-made or order a custom fabrication; but I enjoy the hand-made process too immensely.”
Dalmation, 2012. Hand-dyed twine wrapped around a wooden frame
The Donna Belted Shirtdress
The Woodstock Anorak Coat
The Grand Snap Fleece
Photos 1&3 by Bess Adler
See her work Sunday at the grand opening event of Gallery/Project Space Envelope, 164 Orchard Street, NYC, September 16th, 6-9pm. Lauren’s pieces will also be featured as part of the The Perfect Nothing Catalog and Andrés Jaque’s performance Ikea Disobedientsat P.S.1 MoMa, 22-24 Jackson Ave at 46th Ave, Long Island City, NY, Sundays September 16th and 23rd 2012, 3 – 5pm.
Get inspired by her awesome color coordinated inspired blog: http://sevendaysofshade.tumblr.com/
and purchase her rope sculptures at The Perfect Nothing Catalog