McKINNEY (March 16, 2016) — "Boundaries", Laura Moore's most recent series of paintings, pushes the variations of geometric versus expressionistic abstracts. Her glowing surfaces, created with a deft handling of oils utilizing vibrating and contrasting colors, create a playful and joyful explosion of color.

Moore explores boundaries in her painting practice with color, approach and size. The lack of decorum in our current Presidential race initially led to Moore's thoughts about boundaries. Her thoughts shifted to the parallels of boundaries in her painting, and an examination of which boundaries are real, artificial or desirable. After moving some things and working around corners in her studio she recently started working on a canvas of large scale proportions, 77" x 20'.

"I wanted to work on something big and get rid my excuses of why not to do so. I needed to be challenged and fully engaged and this scale forces that hand," says Moore. The large painting, titled Infinite Quest, employs a background of text from an Agnes Martin quote obscured with drips and abstract flourishes contrasted with 3-D like richly hued geometric structures that rest on the surface.

Moore received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. Her work is in many public and private collections including The American Church in Paris where she had a 2012 residency. She lives and works in Dallas.

Meet Moore during opening night for the exhibition "Boundaries" on Saturday, April 2, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The exhibition will run through Saturday, April 30 at The Martin Place Gallery, 1799 N. Graves St. in McKinney. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 214-914-3630 or visit