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  • Mernet Larsen: The Ordinary, Reoriented

    August 8, 2019 – September 8, 2019

Presented by:
Akron Art Museum
About the Event:

"Larsen’s statement says she is working 'to offer a new perspective unto life.' Certainly this exhibit offers a look at an artist who is doing contemplative and deeply investigative work, and gives us a chance to better know a unique voice."—Anderson Turner, Akron Beacon Journal Mernet Larsen (b. 1940) makes intriguing, humor- and tension-infused paintings featuring geometric figures that inhabit space in ways that defy gravity and conventional viewpoints. The artist stages ordinary scenes—people playing cards or eating dinner, a faculty meeting, reading in bed—but constructs them with vertiginous, skewed spatial relationships that convey a sense of precariousness. The disorienting treatment of perspective places the viewer inside and outside of the paintings at the same time, “as if they’re wearing the situation,” the artist describes. Along with the figures’ deadpan facial expressions and subtle body language, Larsen’s puzzling compositions reveal an essence of everyday human interaction. Wry, anxious and awkward, the paintings are frozen monuments that are simultaneously alien and familiar. Mernet Larsen: The Ordinary, Reoriented is organized by the Akron Art Museum with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.

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August 8, 2019 – September 8, 2019

  • Sat Aug 24, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Aug 25, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Aug 27, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Aug 28, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Aug 29, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Aug 30, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Aug 31, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Sep 1, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Sep 3, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Sep 4, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Sep 5, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Sep 6, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Sep 7, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Sep 8, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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Painting

Visual Arts


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Exhibition


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Funded by OAC

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