About Larry Caveney
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For a long time I spent my time in the studio making paintings, sculpting wood with a chain saw and print making. For me I found these forms limiting. I tried finding a way of expressing my frustrations with the world and its contradictions. Finally, I realized that I wasn’t commutating social issues through painting or sculpting. I wasn’t making any change for my community because of the limitation of my audience. I wondered why so many fellow workers at the factory didn’t know what the heck I was doing in my art. All gallery openings for the most part catered to a certain group, certain class. I could see the evolution of my work but, where was the evolution of audience? I started to question why some people (fellow factory workers) were not aware of the art world and its social impact. I shifted the direction of my thinking about the role of audience and started collaborating with school children, fellow factory workers and the public in general. I worked in a factory for ten years and for the most part never really shared my studio practice until close to the end of working there. I eventually started showing my work to those at the factory who operated fork trucks and worked on assembly lines. I started inviting my fellow workers to openings. Collaborating with my friends at the factory allowed fresh ideas, new possibilities to come into the work. It allowed through their involvement a new audience to witness my work. Paintings: This collection of work is based on principles of using familiar imagery (codified) and cracking it out to reveal other truths within an analogue approach to color. After painting non-objective abstract, I now enjoy sharing those images that folks recognize and perhaps have some history with. I have been making a painting a day for since 2012. I don’t share processes in my work, and I like it that way. Artfinder will give me more independence to control my work with sales.