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

  • 2022 Galerie Dutko, Paris, France
    2021 Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    2020 Conduit Gallery, Dallas, Texas
    2020 Galerie Dutko, Paris, France
    2020 Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado
    2019 FOLD Gallery, London, England
    2019 VOLTA 15, Basel, Switzerland with Pentimenti Gallery
  • 2019 Jack Fisher Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2018 Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • 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
  • 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

  • 2022 Axel Pairon Gallery, Knokke-Heist, Belgium
    2022 Dallas Art Fair with Conduit Gallery, Dallas, Texas
    2022 Conduit Gallery, Dallas, Texas
    2022 Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, Germany
    2022 Galerie MollerWitt, Copenhagen, Denmark
    2021 Dallas Art Fair with Conduit Gallery, Dallas, Texas
    2021 Luxembourg Art Week with Galerie Biesenbach, Luxembourg
    2021 Enter Art Fair with Galerie MollerWitt, Copenhagen, Denmark
    2021 Art Paris with Galerie Dutko, Paris, France
    2021 Galerie Dutko, Paris, France
    2021 Galerie MollerWitt, Copenhagen, Denmark
    2021 Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, California
    2021 Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, Germany
  • 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