Join Mernet Larsen for a virtual conversation as part of the New York Studio School's Evening Lecture Series on Wednesday, February 10 at 6:30 PM EST.
Mernet Larsen’s paintings are simultaneously rooted in and distant from reality. Taking inspiration from the geometric abstractions of El Lissitzky and the narrative stylization of 12th Century Japanese and early Renaissance paintings, Larsen’s vertiginous spaces often rendered in reverse perspective, and hard edged figures offer familiar version of reality that is analogous and parallel to our own. Developed over the last 40 years, Larsen’s independent and meticulous approach to representational painting “reaches toward, not from, life.”
The NYSS Evening Lecture Series is free and open to the public. All Spring 2021 Lectures will be streamed online via Zoom and Youtube Live. Please visit the NYSS website for more information here.