May 1st – May 30th
Larry Gordon’s years as an architect influenced his art and informed his work. The painting and drawings begin with a formal liner structure. The grid is then manipulated, changed and removed. Larry use transparency, overlapping shapes and images. His paintings aim at a joyful and playful celebration of color.
Gordon used contrast between vertical banding and the sharp curves that play against it, inflecting the entire surface with a counterpoint between straight and curving rhythmic beats. He eliminated the distinctions between ground and figure upon which traditional composition depends.
Larry hopes the viewer will have a direct relationship with the painting. The shapes become dematerialized and abstract, producing decorative impact based on linear form and color.