Larchmont Gallery solo exhibition

Larchmont Gallery solo exhibition

 

Biography

Larry Gordon, founding principal of an architectural firm, received his Bachelor of Architecture from The Cooper Union School of Art and Architecture and his M. Arch from MIT on a Compton Fellowship.  His love of painting dates back to his attendance at Music & Art High School in NYC.

He was adjunct Associate Professor at New York Institute of Technology and a visiting critic at City University.

 

 

Artist Statement

I have continuously been involved in the arts as a painter – dividing my day between his architectural practice and painting.  I believe both arts complement each other and reinforce the creative process.

My years as an architect have influenced my art and informed my work.  The paintings and drawings begin with a formal linear structure.  The Grid is then manipulated, changed and removed.  I use transparency, overlapping shapes and images.  My painting aims at a joyful and playful celebration of color– embracing excess.

Except for a general overall concept, I have no preconceived idea for an individual work and, instead,  let the painting take me on a journey.  I hope the viewer will have a direct relationship with the painting.  I have decontextualized the painting.  The shapes become dematerialized and abstract . Each shape produces a powerful effect, but together their decorative impact is based on linear form and color.  The use of color is divorced from subject and independent from the picture meaning.

I have used contrast between vertical banding and the sharp curves that play against it, inflecting the entire surface with a counterpoint between straight and curving rhythmic beats.  I have eliminated the distinctions between ground and figure upon which traditional composition depends.

 

 

Exhibitions:  (Awards)

  • Barber Gallery, Becket MA

  • The Whit Gallery, Lenox MA

  • Hammond Museum, North Salem NY

  • New Rochelle Art Association 100th Jury Show, Lumen Gallery (Received Adolph Grant Award)

  • Arts Westchester/Jury Show 2016

  • Larchmont Art Guild, Larchmont NY (Solo Art Show) 2015

  • Award: Jury Show - First Place -Dermot Gale Award Show (NRAA) Exhibition 2015

  • Award: Jury Show - Jules Bauer Award Show (NRAA) Exhibition 2015

  • Award: Jury Show - Adolph Grand Award Show (NRAA) Exhibition 2015

  • Award Jury Show - Adolph Grand Award Show (NRAA) Exhibition 2016

  • Award Jury Show - MAG Small Works Show Exhibition 2017 - Honorable Mention

  • Award Jury Show - New Rochelle Libray Exhibition - 2017

  • Westport Art Association: Jury show 10th Annual Solos Exhibition 2016

  • SSA Town House Gallery, Stamford Ct. 2017

  • Feruson Gallery-First Award- Stamford Ct. 2017/2018

  • Coworking Gallery, New Rochelle NY 2017

  • Pop-Up Gallery: Westport CT. 2018

  • Award Jury Show- First & Third Place Jules Bauer Award Show (NRAA) Exhibition 2018

  • 103rd Annual Art Exhibition NRAA 2018 Annual Open Juried Exhibition - Second Place

  • WCWP 2018 Annual Art Exhibition - Third Place

  • Award Jury Show 2019-Mooney Center Gallery - College Of New Rochelle

  • Emelin Theatre Mamaroneck NY- Jury Show Exhibition - 2019

 

 

Larry Gordon

  • www.gordonstudio.net

  • larry@gordonstudio.net