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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 (see review).


He moved to the Berkshires in 2002 to devote himself to painting and writing graphic stories.


He's also worked in theater doing stage lighting, designed laser projectors, and written video editing software.

Artist's Statement
1) Take things apart.
2) Reduce the parts to their essence.
3) Construct something new with the parts.


1) 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.


2) Reduction
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.


3) Construction
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.