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Jon Laustsen’s miniatures; and AS220’s ‘Print Lottery’

Jon Laustsen of Woonsocket makes miniature construction sites — tiny rebar, scaffolding, wood framing for concrete, and cinderblocks being assembled into buildings on dollhouse-sized or model railroad-sized plots of dirt.
By GREG COOK  |  September 14, 2012

‘Traces: Persistent & Fleeting’; and Kathy Halper’s ‘POS’

Jon Laustsen's new Lilliputian-scaled sculpture is a shack made of wooden shipping pallets precariously balanced atop a stack of more shipping pallets and a familiar real estate yard sale sign rejiggered to read "21st Century/For Sale."
All the small things
By GREG COOK  |  June 01, 2012

Review: ''Four Thought'' at Candita Clayton Studio

During a heavy snowstorm in the early morning hours of January 12, a fire broke out in the second floor on the water side of the Edgewood Yacht Club on the Providence River in Cranston.
Beautiful decay
By GREG COOK  |  April 08, 2011

10 exhibits that are worth another look

Here's our rundown of the best art of '10.
Excellent expressions
By GREG COOK  |  December 24, 2010

A familiar strangeness

For several years, Woonsocket sculptor Jon Laustsen has demonstrated a curious and original vision with a series of model construction sites that resembled 1/8-scale roller coasters, or perhaps the outer wall of the Providence Place Mall, or a landscap
'Voice Over' at Brown's Bell Gallery
By GREG COOK  |  July 09, 2010

Under construction

Jon Laustsen's sculptures are like a contractor's dreams rendered in miniature.
Jon Laustsen's surreal minimalist mutations
By GREG COOK  |  March 04, 2009



AS220’s exhibit “New Obstructions” is one of those right-on ideas that seem to come so naturally to the institution.  
“New Obstructions” at AS220; “Trash” at 5 Traverse
By GREG COOK  |  October 09, 2008

Good fellows

It stirs up feelings about real estate development, home, fortresses, and safety. 
The RISCA showcase; plus, Jon Laustsen
By GREG COOK  |  February 20, 2008