Larry Caveney

Joined Artfinder: Dec. 2018

Artworks for sale: 18

United States

About Larry Caveney

 
 
  • Biography
    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.
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  • Education

    2002 - 2005

    Vermont College MFA

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    Event: ARROYO ARTS COLLECTIVE “Remembrance, the Faces and Places.”

    Dates: Nov. 3, 2018 - Dec. 8, 2018

    Venue: Arroyo Arts Collective Creativity, Innovation and Culture in Arroyo Arts Collective Creativity, Innovation and Culture in Northeast Los Angeles, Arroyo Arts Collective Creativity, Innovation and Culture in Northeast Los Angeles

    Remembrance, the Faces and Places, a curated show in Sprague Hall at the Autry’s historic Southwest Museum Mt. Washington Campus, is part of a larger series of REMEMBRANCE events taking place in Northeast Los Angeles late October through November 2018. REMEMBRANCE is intended to be a community theme reminding us to love and honor those who have left the world better than when they entered it.
    The Arroyo Arts Collective asks artists to explore a deepened understanding and meaning of Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, and of all rituals, historically and worldwide, associated with how we grieve, how we continue to love, and how we go on in the face of loss.

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Education

2002 - 2005

Vermont College MFA


There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: ARROYO ARTS COLLECTIVE “Remembrance, the Faces and Places.”

Dates: Nov. 3, 2018 - Dec. 8, 2018

Venue: Arroyo Arts Collective Creativity, Innovation and Culture in Arroyo Arts Collective Creativity, Innovation and Culture in Northeast Los Angeles, Arroyo Arts Collective Creativity, Innovation and Culture in Northeast Los Angeles

Remembrance, the Faces and Places, a curated show in Sprague Hall at the Autry’s historic Southwest Museum Mt. Washington Campus, is part of a larger series of REMEMBRANCE events taking place in Northeast Los Angeles late October through November 2018. REMEMBRANCE is intended to be a community theme reminding us to love and honor those who have left the world better than when they entered it.
The Arroyo Arts Collective asks artists to explore a deepened understanding and meaning of Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, and of all rituals, historically and worldwide, associated with how we grieve, how we continue to love, and how we go on in the face of loss.


 

Biography

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.
 
 
 
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