Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Leisure & Concern

"Leisure & Concern," an exhibition of new work by lori Larusso, will be opening this coming Final Friday, February 29th @ 1305 Gallery!

Exhibition dates are February 29th- April 19th, including an opening reception with the artist February 29th from 6-11 pm, and a second opening March 28th 6-11 pm. Gallery hours Tuesday through Saturday, 11-3.

1305 is lucky to be able to host the artist and her work for the second time, and now she's much closer to home! After finishing a residency this summer at the Bemis Center in Omaho, Nebraska, Larusso moved to Richmond, Kentucky. Now we expect to see her work at more regional galleries and exhibits which is a real treat!
"Leisure & Concern" as a title for her show belies the two-sided nature of her work. Some pieces seem to soak and saturate the viewer with a sweet, soft, enchanting domestic ecstacy that reminds us of the time of leisure suits and martini lunches. Other pieces speak directly to heavy and relevant undercurrents in our daily "progress" as a society. Suburban sprawl, domestic violence, and social struggles undermine smooth panels of perfectly painted kitchens, neighborhoods, and environments. Often the two sides are so integral to each other that they appear in every piece, latently behind layers of icing and frill.

For more info and images please visit the blog or email! Details below!

Come join us Final Friday, Leap Day, for artwork and company that you shouldn't have to wait seven years for...
And if you miss that opening don't forget the second one March 28th!

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