Artist Statement: After so many years of practice I trust a degree of empathy and understanding have found lodging in me.
I am intrigued with the idea of approximations, even approximations of other approximations. I see this all the time as we relate one thing or another to each other.
Though a work of mine may start with an initial idea I am always certain it is going to change, evolve and go through permutations that may or may not resemble the initial idea. It's exactly this phenomena, this discovery that intrigues me.
This makes my responsibility one of crafting work as confidently and coherently as possible, so when viewed it can be accessible; intuitively and subjectively understood.
Bio: Larry Graeber lives in San Antonio Texas. He has studied painting, sculpture, printmaking, jewelry and film making. Today his focus is on painting, sculpture and works on paper.
Exhibiting began in 1971 with participation in the Texas Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. First major one person exhibition was in 1974, Works From a Small Duplex at the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio Texas. In 2014 Graeber was included in the book Texas Abstract, Modern/ Contemporary, a history and survey of the abstract movement in Texas.
Besides Greaber's studio in San Antonio, he has begun working in Marfa where he has a small studio.