A solo exhibition of anthropomorphized forms and articulated figures.
Archived on January 15th 2011.
Larry Alice (aka Larry Kurowski) lived in New York City for over 25 years, showing paintings and installations in the 80’s and 90’s. He moved to the Berkshires in 2002 to devote himself to painting and writing graphic stories. He has worked in theater doing stage lighting, designed laser projectors, and written video editing software.
1) Take things apart.
2) Reduce the parts to their essence.
3) Construct something new with the parts.
I spend a lot of time just playing with a pen, with photos, with paint. These get manipulated and put into collections of parts. I have notebooks full of stories, phrases, intentional scribbles, drawings, and patterns.
If each part is carefully considered then what you build from the parts has more to work with. The parts need to be reduced (abstracted). I’m not interested in realism, the point is to evoke.
Parts are selected to construct an image. Building an image is constructing a metaphor. A metaphor selects parts for their associations and puts the parts together into a vehicle that is going somewhere.
Reduction distills essence.
Construction builds metaphor from essence.
Saturday November 20th 2010, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Video of the opening reception.
Exhibit Dates & Times:
November 20th 2010 – January 15th 2011
93 Summer Street, Adams, MA 01220
Admission is free and open to the public.
Open Saturdays 1 – 4 p.m. and by appointment.
Appointments can be made by phone or email.