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Larry McLaughlin

Larry McLaughlin

Larry Mclaughlin’s work relies on observation. The artist seeks to understand nature and self by exploring the interplay between consciousness and imagination. By doing so, the artist tries to express something essential, and to capture this at its most forceful moment.
A highly versatile artist who works with monoprints as well as sculptures, Larry’s art carries a simplicity of form that reveals raw beauty through material. In his own words, Larry describes his desire to…
… juxtapose movement with stillness;
… transparency with solidity;
… occupy space but not to enclose it;
… use (my) forms to articulate space;
… create the surrounding;

When he works with sculptures, he first creates an armature upon which he pushes wet concrete. The process of creation is very personal; the concrete is a very live material in his hands as he applies the wet concrete in circular motions around the armature. His sculptures are a search for weightless materiality, where the pieces seemingly detach from the ground with no frame or boundaries. It challenges the viewer’s preconceived notions of concrete as an industrial material.

Larry McLaughlin

Born in Litchfield, Minnesota in 1956, Larry McLaughlin began working in sculpture while studying at the University of California at Santa Cruz in the 1970s. Later he worked in London and focused on painting and printmaking during this period. In 1988 he completed his studies at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris.

His works can be viewed in numerous galleries in Europe, Canada, the USA, and Singapore.

“..cement, metal, plaster. They are all essential to make McLaughlin’s work possible. Necessary to present a form that otherwise would not hold itself, embrace itself, and keep it close. The form looks at us, the light passing through and spreading into the space. It becomes the eye that sees and understands, like the birth of the world, a kind of absolute beginning. The original light emerges from this amalgam of cement, resin, plaster and metal, as if from the beginning of time…”
- Bruno LaVillatte

Larry Mclaughlin’s work relies on observation. The artist seeks to understand nature and self by exploring the interplay between consciousness and imagination. By doing so, the artist tries to express something essential, and to capture this at its most forceful moment.
A highly versatile artist who works with monoprints as well as sculptures, Larry’s art carries a simplicity of form that reveals raw beauty through material. In his own words, Larry describes his desire to…
… juxtapose movement with stillness;
… transparency with solidity;
… occupy space but not to enclose it;
… use (my) forms to articulate space;
… create the surrounding;
When he works with sculptures, he first creates an armature upon which he pushes wet concrete. The process of creation is very personal; the concrete is a very live material in his hands as he applies the wet concrete in circular motions around the armature. His sculptures are a search for weightless materiality, where the pieces seemingly detach from the ground with no frame or boundaries. It challenges the viewer’s preconceived notions of concrete as an industrial material.


Exhibitions

2014 Galerie Carla Milivinti, Blois, France
Museum of figurative art, Scottsdale, Arizona
White Space Art Asia, Singapore
Musee de l'Art Brut, La Fabuloserie, Dicy, France
Galleri im Zopfli, Lucerne, Switzerland

2013 Norballe Gallery, Sonderborg, Denmark
Philip Bareiss Contemporary, Taos, New Mexico
Museum Cuort Ligia Grischa, Trun, Switzerland
Udinotti Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
Prieure du Bourget du Lac, France
Galerie Chantal Melanson, Annecy, France

2012 Dimensions Plus Gallery, Montreal, Canada
Denison Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, Bellevue, Washington
Karla Matzke Fine Art, Camano Island, Washington
Desert Art Collection, Palm Desert, California

2011 ArtSens, Nice, France
Centre Culturel Beaugency, France
Kunstuck, Oldenburg, Germany
Galerie Schortgen, Luxembourg
Arte Viva, Paris, France

2010 Desert Art Collection, Palm Desert, California
Chantel Melanson, Annecy, France
Elle Art Exchange, Los Angeles, California
Anita Silverstone, New York, New York
Disentis Museum Skulpturen Garden, Disentis, Switzerland
Jonathon Mathews, Seatlle, Washington
Crow Valley Gallery, Eastsound, Washington
Diveley Loft Expo, San Francisco, California
Atelier Darde, St. Maurice Navacelles, France

2009 Galeria D’art Rico de Castelberg, Disentis, Switzerland
Dimensions Plus, Montreal, Canada
Kunstuck, Skulpturensommer, Oldenburg, Germant
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
Arte Viva, Paris, France
CJ Gallery, San Diego, California
Jeff Mitchum Gallery, Los Gatos, California
Atelier Darde, Montepellier, France
Desert Art Collection, Palm Desert, California
2008 Chantel Melanson Contemporary, Annecy, France
Kunsthaus, Ratingen, Germany
Galerie Assadi, Nyon, Switzerland
Galerie 138, Honfleur, Switzerland
Elle Art Exchange, Los Angeles, California
Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona
Trevor Kaufman, ‘Loft Story’, New York, New York
Skinner-Howard Gallery, Sacramento, California
Resource for Art, San Francisco, California
2007 Galerie del Mese-Fischer, Meisterschwanden, Switzerland
Cente Culturelle d’Orleans, Orleans, France
Anita Silverstone, New York, New York
1212 Gallery, Burlingame, California
Galerie Von Knobelsdorf, Hamburg, Germany
Mercer Island Sculpture Garden, Mercer Island, Washington
Victoria Boyce Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, California
Sulkin-Sekant Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, California
2006 Limn Gallery, San Francisco, California
Karlsruhe International Art Fair, Karlsruhe, Germany
Chateau Drulon, Loye sur Arnon, France
Gepko Roggeveen, Oosterend, Holland
Galerie Intemporelle, Metz, France
Kunstpunkt, Emden, Germany
Chloe Van Dongen Gallery, Troyes, France
Soprafina Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
Linda Durnell Gallery, Los Gatos, California
2005 Galerie Perspectives, Pont Aven, France
Shakan Gallery, Lausanne, Switzerland
Galeria Favre, Barcelona, Spain
GalRi, Montreal, Canada
ARTA, Zurich, Switzerland
Galerie Lydie Wind, Soest, Holland
Triad Gallery, Seal Rock, Oregon
ZYT Gallery, Los Altos, California
Karin Newby Sculpture Garden, Tubac, Arizona
2004 Galerie Genevieve Favre, Avignon, France
Beppu Gallery, Pacific City, Oregon
Galerie Art et Passion, Luxembourg
Galerie Annie Wable, Lille, France
Galerie Crealine, St. Emilion, France
Exploding Head Gallery, Sacremento, California
1212 Gallery, Burlingame, California
Galerie 21, Tours, France
Shemer Museum, Scottsdale, Arizona

Larry McLaughlin’s Monoprints on Woodblock

Accomplished American artist Larry McLaughlin’s new series of animal monoprints are now available at the White Space Art Asia Paragon gallery. Instead of painting directly on paper, Larry’s technique involves painting on the metal plate of a traditional hand printing press and pressing the paper onto the ink. This allows the ink to run, creating an evocative chromatic effect that could not be accomplished with just painting on paper. Each print can only be done once, hence the term ‘monoprint’. The monoprint is then mounted on a hand painted wood block and sealed in resin.

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