Sculptures by Larry Alice. Paintings by Joan Kiley
Show Dates: June 29 Friday through July 29 Sunday
Opening Reception: July 6 Friday, 6 pm to 8 pm
My paintings are images of feelings about laughter at sex and our bodies. We want to show a sexy shape, in form and size, it doesn’t matter the look, just the feeling. The vases also support something, water, flowers, pencils. In my youth, I was a floral designer for 30 years, and feel that these small paintings are a natural outgrowth of that profession. I have always loved color, image and abstraction, in other words I love it all. The abstract pieces convey my love of flowing water, the essence of life, and of repetition. They are simple iconic signs which give meaning to my art.
This latest work was inspired by Mary Shelley’s novel ‘Frankenstein’. At the end of the book the monster is left without a mate. I take the monster’s point of view (M) as he tries to create a mate/bride for himself (B). The work is made from the natural materials he would find, like plaster and sticks and paint.