Her, Unfolding is an immersive exhibit by Lauren Kelisha Muller presented by Vinyl Crown Records. The project started off as a collaboration between Lauren and Saint Cassius where the painting Unsettled (2014) was paired as the cover art for Cassius' single Brown Skin Girls. Check it out:
Her, Unfolding tells the story of our Brown Skin Girl protagonist as she ebbs and flows through the solace and unrest that coexist within her interior and exterior worlds. Unsettled, the painting chosen as the seed of this collaboration, marks the start of her self awareness, making her realize just how much of herself she might’ve lost along the way, and initiates her conscious evolution toward wholeness.
Her, Unfolding welcomes you to wander through her home; the corners and creases of each fold unveil insight into intimate fragments that piece together her inner life.
The project grew into a solo exhibition of Lauren's work from 2014-2021
Hosted by Harlem's Kente Royal Gallery, the show was up from June 2nd - June 27th, 2021
Unsettled was auctioned off along with a percentage of the streaming royalties of Brown Skin Girls.
Her, Unfolding Limited edition exhibition poster
24 x 18 inches
All the Shades of Blue
𝐴 𝑔𝑖𝑟𝑙’𝑠 𝑖𝑛𝑛𝑒𝑟 𝑑𝑖𝑎𝑙𝑜𝑔𝑢𝑒 𝑎𝑠 𝑠ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑖𝑛 𝑠𝑜𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑢𝑑𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑡 ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑑𝑎𝑦, 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑤ℎ𝑖𝑙𝑒 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒... 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑛𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑡𝑜 𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑠, 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝑚𝑜𝑠𝑡𝑙𝑦 𝑡𝑜 ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑒𝑙𝑓.
Felt nice to shoot this piece coming out of quarantine after spending so much time with self. I wonder, did you wander like she? Did you get to breathe and question what you believe?
Written and Directed by Justin Leyba
Starring ~ Lauren Kelisha Muller
Director of Photography ~ Mason Adams
Producer ~ Yinka Fasehun
Stylist ~ Annisah Medinah
Music Composer ~ Brittany Dunton
Colorist ~ Mikey Pehanich
Sound Designer / Mixer ~ Ronnie Stapleton
Title Designer ~ Ashley Crouch
Joanne Greenbaum: I'm Doing My Face in Magic Marker
From inception to completion, an artist book thoroughly designed by Lauren K Muller to accompany Joanne Greenbaum's 2019 solo exhibition I'm Doing My Face in Magic Marker at Rachel Uffner Gallery.
Every image within each spread is thoughtfully chosen and placed, allowing you to experience Greenbaum's process and latest works up close, with whimsical intrigue.
Published on the occasion of
I'm Doing My Face In Magic Marker
at Rachel Uffner Gallery
November 10, 2019 -February 23, 2020
Full color, 50 pages, 5.5" x 8.5"
Edition of 250
Net-a-Porter x JW Anderson
I've crafted a story that follows a young woman throughout the day, wearing the Net-a-Porter x JW Anderson capsule collection.
Incorporating visual, written, and spoken elements, this vignette aims to evoke an overall sense of ease, presence and ownership over one's own self amidst a fast-paced world.
Inspired by the collection's steadfast emphasis on "Art for Art's Sake," reclaiming the power of aesthetic value by allowing art to speak for itself, my narrative takes a moment to breathe in the visceral air of simply being and allowing our existence to be enough.
Appointing a thought to each image, she invites us into her inner monologue while navigating the day with the graceful form and fluidity of the Net-a-Porter x JW Anderson silhouette.
Paying tribute to the fleeting beauty of the speed at which both cars and time travel- she simultaneously relishes in relinquishing attachment to any one place or moment. Moving at her own pace, in harmonious presence within her surroundings, she is the core of self expression; freedom.
Concept/Poetry/Spoken Word by Lauren K Muller.
All imagery shot by Curt Saunders.
Video edited by Lauren K Muller.