Ted Larsen

"The works I create supply commentary on minimalist belief systems and the ultimate importance of High Art practice. An artist's work usually adheres to the construct of a cohesive direction with the work illustrating a single theme or underscoring a didactic agenda. But such a logical order has no specific place in my studio practice. Introducing salvage materials to my own formally driven abstract sculpture, I hope to bring purist shapes and surfaces back down to earth. I quest for new materials, "non-art materials" to create my work. I am constructing assemblages of detritus in order to re-purpose the materials and re-identify their meanings: to re-contextualize and re-label the idea of Ready-mades. It is my ongoing experimentation with contexts, hybrids, and scale. The works keep possession of pleasing formality and visceral elegance while making fun of modernist purity. This is a tribute to anti-triumphalism, the spontaneous, nonhierarchical, UN-monumental thematic artistic landscape which offers no specific resolution and no isolation of meaning."

- Ted Larsen, 2009

www.tedlarsen.com

Conduit Gallery Exhibitions

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016    Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ (forthcoming)
  • 2015    Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX (October)
  • 2014    Schmidt Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2012    New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
  • 2012    OK Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
  • 2011    Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
  • 2010    Eight Modern, Santa Fe, NM
  • 2009    Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho 
  • 2008    Pan American Art Projects, Dallas, TX 
  • 2008    Eight Modern, Santa Fe, NM
  • 2008    OK Harris Works of Art, New York, NY 
  • 2007    Costello-Childs Art, Phoenix, AZ 
  • 2007    LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2012   Museum of Geometric and MADI Art, Dallas, TX
  • 2012   Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • 2012   Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY
  • 2011   Asilah Arts Festival, Asilah, Morocco, United States of American Representative
  • 2011   Pinta Art Fair, Pan American Art Projects, London, England
  • 2009   Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2008   Albuquerque Museum, Biennial Southwest, Albuquerque, NM
  • 2008   New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
  • 2007   Lemmons Contemporary, New York, NY
  • 2006   Wooster Art Space, New York, NY
  • 2005   Fine Arts Museum, Santa Fe, NM
  • 2004   Chase Gallery, Boston, MA 
  • 2004   Butters Gallery, Portland, OR