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

Conduit Gallery Exhibitions

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019 Jack Fisher Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2018 Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2018 Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
  • 2018 Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
  • 2018 Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX
  • 2017 Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
  • 2017 The Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX
  • 2016 Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ
  • 2015 Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX
  • 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

  • 2018 Strohl Art Center, Chautaugua, NY
  • 2017 Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
  • 2016 Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
  • 2013 New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
  • 2012 Palmer Museum of Art, PA State University, 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
  • 2009 Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2008 Albuquerque Museum, 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