Larry Krone

Sep 15, 2006 - Dec 31, 2006

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Larry Krone, Where You’ll Find Me (installation view), 2006, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Mylar and Scotch tape, 10 x 42 feet.  Courtesy of the artist and realized with the assistance of Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.

 

Larry Krone, Take Me Back (performance detail), 2004, Starlight Bar & Lounge, New York.

 

Larry Krone and Family, Something Beautiful, October 5, 2006. Live performance at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.

 

Larry Krone and Family, Something Beautiful, October 5, 2006. Live performance at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.

Larry Krone, S.O.S., 2003, glass beads, thread, cotton handkerchief, 10 x 10 inches. Collection of Raul Rodriguez.

 

Larry Krone, Where You’ll Find Me (installation view), 2006, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Mylar and Scotch tape, 10 x 42 feet.  Courtesy of the artist and realized with the assistance of Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.  Larry Krone, Take Me Back (performance detail), 2004, Starlight Bar & Lounge, New York.  Larry Krone and Family, Something Beautiful, October 5, 2006. Live performance at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.  Larry Krone and Family, Something Beautiful, October 5, 2006. Live performance at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.Larry Krone, S.O.S., 2003, glass beads, thread, cotton handkerchief, 10 x 10 inches. Collection of Raul Rodriguez.  

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Larry Krone: Artist/Entertainer is an exhibition of work by New York-based artist Larry Krone that reflects the zeal and pathos of a passionate maker of objects, songs, and performances. Krone's practice weaves an expansive discourse out of everyday, personal experiences and a fascination with marginal aspects of American popular and material culture. His distinctive language involves a significant level of self-disclosure and elicits his audience's trust and identification. By performing and communicating intimate and even embarrassing moments through his objects, Krone offers up art that is at once starkly vulnerable, delightfully accessible, but most importantly, sincere.

Krone is well-known for his eclectic interests in music, performance, collecting, and American vernacular culture, and this exhibition represents a compelling and entertaining survey of the love, loss, obsession, and family fun that drives the artist's work. Culled from his East Village studio and from various private collections, Artist/Entertainer presents a decade of Krone's work hung salon-style in non-chronological order, inviting visitors to move at will through the works and through the years, much like one randomly revisits a family photo album.

 

Sponsors

Funding for the exhibition has been generously provided by the Arts & Education Council, Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, Regional Arts Commission, William E. Weiss Foundation, Whitaker Foundation, and Friends and Members of the Contemporary, with in-kind support from the Chase Park Plaza Hotel.