The new series of work in Much Depends on Where You Stand sits in the position of contemporary art by embracing materiality and found material while challenging our notions of painting and sculpture.
Larsen’s work draws you in with warm to neutral tone colors and leaves you appreciating the untarnished and weathered surface of his findings. Preserving the salvaged steel, the artist brings the essence and history of the material into his pieces.
While not working with traditional canvas and paint, Larsen’s approach to composition, shape, and color is in conversation with current painting discourse. He breaks his work down into geometric units that he then rearranges and builds onto each other to create a myriad of different landscapes. He uses the vantage point of the viewer to create a relationship with where they stand. We look at his work through a metaphor of someone walking through nature. Depending on where you are when looking at the work, peaks, and hills appear, but look around the corner, and you will be treated to pops of color and canyons of texture.
This exhibition opens with a book signing of Radius Books’ newly published book, "Ted Larsen: Works 2007-2023", on Thursday, September 14th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.