bio

I like to imagine that my curiosity toward painting and sculpture results in coherent artifacts of integrity that are intuitively accessible.

BIO

Larry Graeber lives in San Antonio Texas. He has studied painting, sculpture, printmaking, jewelry and film making. Today his focus is on painting, sculpture and works on paper. 

Exhibiting began in 1971 with participation in the Texas Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. First major one person exhibition was in 1974, Works From a Small Duplex at the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio Texas. In 2014 Graeber was included in the book Texas Abstract, Modern/ Contemporary, a history and survey of the abstract movement in Texas. 

Besides Greaber's studio in San Antonio, he has begun working in Marfa where he has a  small studio.

Recent events:

2017

Fiction;   exhibition of sculpture and wall reliefs, Angelo State University, San Angelo

Intersections; Rachael Wren, David Alcantar, Larry Graeber - Curated by Benjamin McVay, Anthem Gallery,  hosted by Fl!ght Gallery, Blue Star, San Antonio

Place to Place; exhibition of sculpture, painting, work on paper;  catalog, essay by Chad Dawkins, de stijl\Podium for Art, Austin, TX  

 The Austin Chronicle - Arts & Culture. Larry Graeber: Place to Place by Sam Anderson Ramos, http://www.austinchronicle.com/arts/2017-04-07/larry-graeber-place-to-place/

Red Dot, curated by Jacqueline McGilvray, catalog, Blue Star Contemporary, San Antonio 

Survey: Texas sculpture group; curated by Chad Dawkins, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas 


2016 

Passing Glance;  James Joffe & Larry Graeber, Gallery 20/20,  San Antonio

Above and Below;  six sculptors, Curated by Sculpture Month Houston. sponsored by Rudolph Blume Fine Art /Art Scan Gallery, Houston

Sculpture Month Houston; celebration and survey, Oct. 15 - Nov. 19  at the Decorative Ctr., Houston, 

Rivard Report - Urban. Independent. All About San Antonio.  Larry Graeber: Making Art as a Way of Life by David S Rubin,  http://therivardreport.com/larry-graeber-making-art-as-a-way-of-life/

Meet the Future 2016 pop-up exhibition, six artists, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio


2015 

Texas Abstract, Modern/Contemporary, a history and survey of the abstract movement in Texas (included in this book.)


Artist’s Statement: principles of elements - painting, sculpture, work on paper;

It always amazes me how quickly such banal and inert materials can respond to activation.

Whether a work takes off quickly or slowly, I see my task as coaxing and responding like a supervisor trying to comply with the characteristics of my medium and the inherent structures of the work’s subject. All this is done in an attempt to guide the piece into some essential causality that can disclose a circumstantial theme.

Resisting an agenda or a guiding question is sort of where I am now. I am simply trying to explore my mediums of expression; painting, works on paper, and the inconsequential materials of which my sculpture are made. 

However, over the years I’ve explored ideas of scale; sophomoric micro, macro ideas of the universe and our biology. Then I had a preoccupation with convergences; group arrivals, trends, natural and historic events. And lately, a silly foray into the nature of approximations has begun to intrigue me. The often guessing of an absolute, or the compulsion to segment and segregate into similarities, in an unconscious desire to emulate. 

I paint using oil on canvas and make paper works that are usually linear with collage ingredients. I sculpt with what might be referred to as studio debris, parts of things that have made other things. Often I appropriate the debris of industry; like boxes, Styrofoam or PVC, items that evoke slightly understood messaging.

All in all though, I am simply trying to make coherent artifacts, intuitively accessible and subjectively understood. 

contact information                                     210  834 0588                                  LarryGraeber@icloud.com


Texas painter and sculptor located in San Antonio, Texas

Please find here illustrated current paintings, sculpture, a page of assorted paper works and a miscellaneous page of past work that are also available.

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