A working studio and gallery, NG Collective features the work of Laura Naples, an abstract painter based in Hudson, Ohio. Her paintings delineate and elevate discrete elements drips, pours, and larger gestures that pivot in and out of her control. By focusing on what she describes as the notable qualities of these elements, the artist pursues a gestalt, employing different media to highlight the materiality of her painting practice specifically, the energy of darker lines transversing lighter forms, or inversely, lighter lines against a darker background and how it impacts the rhythm of a composition. NG Collective originated in 2013 as a conversation between Laura and her sister, Atlanta-based artist Kristen Giorgi, that led to a dual-city painting collaborative. NG Collective aligns with its original synergistic intention at Pinecrest, as Laura takes on the role of aesthetic storyteller and establishes an environment imbued with creative inspiration, practice, and application where art functions as both anchor and connector.