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Larry Caveney Solo Show: Super Freaks
June 30, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until August 21, 2016
Stop by The Sparks Gallery (530 6th Ave, San Diego) before or after San Diego Comic-Con this year to check out local artist Larry Caveney’s solo show, “Super Freaks“, which is open June 11, 2016 – August 21, 2016, with a short break during the convention.
Caveney will be exhibiting an array of abstracted superheroes and villains in his solo show at Sparks Gallery. The gallery, which is located in the Gaslamp in the historic Sterling Hardware Building between Island and Market on Sixth Avenue, represents contemporary artwork by artists living in San Diego.
The gallery hours are Monday-Friday 12PM-7PM, Saturday 11AM-7PM, and Sunday 11AM-5PM.
“As males in the world or art world, we have a tendency to maintain our own position of power or that persona of power or youth, where in reality it’s lost to time and gravity. The piece speaks to that false facade,” Caveney said in a press release. “That’s why I use the idea of ‘the artist as fool’ in most of my work. Basically I poke fun at my own self, Super Heroes/cartoons that I studied in comic books. As a white male, in this state of culture, I think that’s all I have to work with… that and humility. The fool is the placement of matter that threatens reality. At the same time, the fool sacrifices himself while defining the difference between the concepts of right and wrong by acting as the fool. It’s a device that functions as a pressure release within the context of a ‘civilized’ community. Where in reality it’s lost to time and gravity. These works speak to that false facade. That’s why I use the idea of ‘the artist as fool’ in most of my work. This collection of paintings is based on principles of using familiar imagery (codified) and cracking it out to reveal other truths within an analogue approach to color.”
About the Artist:
Larry Caveney graduated with an M.F.A from Vermont College, Montpelier, VT and has exhibited both nationally and internationally since 1983. In addition to working as a painter, sculptor, and performance artist, Caveney is also a professor at the Art Institute of San Diego.
Caveney has been collected by: The Permanent collection in Asheville Museum of Art, Asheville, NC The Permanent Collection in Casoria Contemporary Museum, Naples Italy