Study for BarBQ
b. 1940 Houghton, MI
Study for BarBQ
Executed in 2016.
Acrylic on Bristol paper
24 x 19 in. (61 x 48.3 cm)
Framed: 26 ½ x 21 5/8 x 1 ½ in (67.3 x 54.9 x 3.8 cm)
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Floats in frame. Artist renderings over all paper. Pinholes in all corners.
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Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York
For over six decades, Mernet Larsen has created narrative paintings depicting hard-edged, enigmatic characters that inhabit an uncanny parallel world filled with tension and wry humor. Drawing from influences that range from the non-objective geometries of Russian Constructivism to Bunraku puppet theater and Indian miniatures, her works take compositional cues from art of the past as springboards for uniquely spatial figure-paintings that speak to the anxieties of the present.
Larsen has exhibited extensively since the late 1970s and has been the subject of over 30 solo exhibitions at Akron Art Museum, Tampa Museum of Art, and others. She has been featured in more than 70 group exhibitions, including presentations at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, and multiple other exhibitions in London and New York. Her work is in collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; the Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida; the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel; and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, among others.