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For over thirty years, Valeri Larko has drawn inspiration for her paintings from the dilapidated industrial landscapes of New Jersey and New York. She focuses on the collision between nature and man-made infrastructures evident in forgotten side streets, waterways, derelict factories, and salvage yards, revealing stories that exist at the fringes of city life. Working in the nineteenth century tradition of painting en plein air, or outdoors, is central to Larko’s practice, as she spends months or years working on her canvases directly in the presence of her subjects. In 2004, Larko moved to New Rochelle, NY, a transition that led her to explore a new, neighboring location in her paintings: The Bronx.

 

The works in Bronx Focus: Paintings by Valeri Larko serve as a record of the vibrant graffiti culture as displayed in structures throughout the borough now, and on the verge of extinction. Other paintings showcase glimpses of the salt marshes and creeks that have managed to thrive within the urban sprawl. Larko’s paintings remind viewers of a Bronx that coexists as both a city and nature reserve, capable of gritty and touching beauty, while also focusing on themes of memory, preservation, and expansion. 

 

Valeri Larko was educated at the Du Cret School of the Arts, Plainfield, NJ and the Arts Students League, New York City. She lived in Northern New Jersey most of her life surrounded by endless miles of industrial parks, highways and shopping malls, all of which have contributed to her fascination with the built environment. Based in New Rochelle, NY, Larko currently explores various sites around the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens.

 Bronx Focus: Paintings by Valeri Larko is supported by AAL Construction Services, Jane M. Byrne, Oak Point Property, Juhi Saigal-Shah and Neil H. Shah, Emily and Gavin Stark, Navah and Robert Frost, Maureen and Anthony Monaco, Peter Riccio, Maudie Shanley, and Dr. and Mrs. Martin Reichel. Organized by Heather Reyes, Exhibitions and Collection Manager. 

The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street
10456 New York
United states
(718) 681-6000
http://www.bronxmuseum.org/exhibitions/bronx-focus-pain...

Selection of further exhibitions in: United states

01.11.2019 - 22.03.2020
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street
New York

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18.10.2019 - 09.02.2020
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street
New York

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12.04.2018 - 08.09.2019
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street
New York

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19.08.2017 - 26.01.2020
de Young Museum | de Young
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco

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22.08.2018 - 20.08.2019
Seattle Art Museum
1300 FIRST AVENUE
Seattle

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04.12.2018 - 26.01.2020
Perez Art Museum Miami - PAMM
1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami

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01.11.2019 - 01.11.2020
Seattle Art Museum
1300 FIRST AVENUE
Seattle

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13.10.2019 - 20.01.2020
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston

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03.05.2019 - 18.08.2019
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn

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03.05.2019 - 18.08.2019
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn

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08.06.2018 - 20.10.2019
Perez Art Museum Miami - PAMM
1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami

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27.07.2019 - 02.02.2020
de Young Museum | de Young
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco

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24.05.2019 - 05.01.2020
Perez Art Museum Miami - PAMM
1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami

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01.08.2019 - 03.03.2020
15.12.2018 - 30.06.2020
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston

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11.01.2019 - 04.08.2019
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn

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08.08.2019 - 26.01.2020
Mad Museum
2 Columbus Circle
New York

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11.07.2019 - 31.07.2019
School of Visual Arts - SVA
209 East 23 Street
New York

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Calendar of Events The Bronx Museum of the Arts Main address: The Bronx Museum of the Arts 1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street 10456 New York, United states The Bronx Museum of the Arts 1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street 10456 New York, United states For over thirty years, Valeri Larko has drawn inspiration for her paintings from the dilapidated industrial landscapes of New Jersey and New York. She focuses on the collision between nature and man-made infrastructures evident in forgotten side streets, waterways, derelict factories, and salvage yards, revealing stories that exist at the fringes of city life. Working in the nineteenth century tradition of painting en plein air, or outdoors, is central to Larko’s practice, as she spends months or years working on her canvases directly in the presence of her subjects. In 2004, Larko moved to New Rochelle, NY, a transition that led her to explore a new, neighboring location in her paintings: The Bronx.

 

The works in Bronx Focus: Paintings by Valeri Larko serve as a record of the vibrant graffiti culture as displayed in structures throughout the borough now, and on the verge of extinction. Other paintings showcase glimpses of the salt marshes and creeks that have managed to thrive within the urban sprawl. Larko’s paintings remind viewers of a Bronx that coexists as both a city and nature reserve, capable of gritty and touching beauty, while also focusing on themes of memory, preservation, and expansion. 

 

Valeri Larko was educated at the Du Cret School of the Arts, Plainfield, NJ and the Arts Students League, New York City. She lived in Northern New Jersey most of her life surrounded by endless miles of industrial parks, highways and shopping malls, all of which have contributed to her fascination with the built environment. Based in New Rochelle, NY, Larko currently explores various sites around the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens.

 Bronx Focus: Paintings by Valeri Larko is supported by AAL Construction Services, Jane M. Byrne, Oak Point Property, Juhi Saigal-Shah and Neil H. Shah, Emily and Gavin Stark, Navah and Robert Frost, Maureen and Anthony Monaco, Peter Riccio, Maudie Shanley, and Dr. and Mrs. Martin Reichel. Organized by Heather Reyes, Exhibitions and Collection Manager. 
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