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Bather
18 x 24 x 1.3"   oil/canvas.  2023
$2000

November Studio Wall
four paintings:
three portraits
and an amalgam


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Blue and Yellow Figure 
34 x 28 x 1.25" oil/canvas 2023 
$3000

Untitled
24.75 x 25 x 1.3"    oil/canvas    2023
$3000

Untitled
30 x 24 x 1.3"   oil/canvas   2023  
$2500

Larry Graeber - Foil Leaf
examples from the studio

Hiding   25 x 25 x 1"   foil leaf, oil, stick, metal tape, foam board    2023     $2500
Here the foil leaf is on top of an oil stick crosshatching that floats over a geometric pattern, over a light blue oil wash that covers the metal tape and foam board.

Inquiries welcome

All Saints Day   38 x 46 x 1.5"    foil leaf, paint, felt tip, metal tape, foam board    2023    $4000
In this case foil leaf articulates several subjects over a background of a swirling enamel wash on top of metal tape, and foam board.

Drift    18 x 21 x 1"      foil leaf, graphite, metal tape, paint, foam board, wood,      2023    $3000
This example illustrates a method of cutting pieces of the foam board out, foil leafing them and reinstalling. There's also graphite and paint on the surface here generating a sense of subject and  motion.

33rd Annual Red Dot  
Exhibit and Sale - Contemporary SA

October 6 – January 8

Forest Green   25 x 25 x 1.75"   oil, foil leaf, foam board, wood   2022

examples of work going on in the studio

Point    32 x 48 x 1"  
oil, foil leaf, metal tape, foam board, wood   2023

Red Island   24.5 x 32.5 x 1"
foil leaf, metal tape, paint, foam board 2023

Bouffant 15 x 13 x 11"
foil leaf, wood, paint 2019 - 23  
$3000

Making these pieces with an upcoming  Rockport Arts Center show in mind, coming in April and May 2024

Made in Marfa   -  October 6 and 7

Fri. 10am to 8 pm, Sat. 11am to 4 pm   (house & studio)

1508 Fremont, Marfa, Texas

 

 12 x 12 x 2"          $1000
foil leaf, felt tip, metal tape
on foam board     2023

West Texas studio

New
painting / sculpture

Sept. 2023
 
new blurb book:
Reflected Light

Blue and Yellow Figure  34 x 28 x 1.25" oil/canvas 2023  $3000

Reflected Light                          
paintings, sculpture, works on paper

This blurb book illustrates recent exhibit at Flight Gallery.  It is viewable via link. Can be a good way to see the show if you didn't have a chance to get by.

Reflected Light                          
paintings, sculpture, works on paper

Flight Gallery                           Blue Star Arts Complex                          August 3 through Sunday, August 27

Marfa paintings

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38 x 46"    foil leaf, oil stick, paint, grease pencil,
metal tape, foam board    2023     $4000  

Often the term reflected light refers to the objective nature of a returned glare. Here I am conveying two qualities of this expression. Yes, the notion of a returned reflected light as though bouncing off water or some shiny surface. Secondly the reaction of the perceived gaze; the art experience of standing in front of a work and employing an intuitive inquiry, expecting something in return.

Orange Dance  
26 x 20"   charcoal, pastel
, graphite  2019   $700

Supervisor  
12 x 12 x 2"    foil leaf, felt tip, metal tape
on foam board   2023     $1000

Silver Balance
22 x 17 x 14"     foil leaf, paint on wood      2023   

Koi  Oct. study #6 
26 x 20" 
oil stick, charcoal, pastel,
grease pencil, collage
2019
$700

Foil

 
Exhibition; 
foam board paintings, 
recent sculpture

Magical Realism Studio

Lone Star District

107 Lone Star Blvd.   107 - B.      
San Antonio
June 10 
6  to  9:30 pm

Flight
20 x 7 x 9"
wood, paint, foil, leaf 
2023
$2000

Flight
20 x 7 x 9"
wood, paint, foil, leaf  
2023

 

Stir  22" x 1.25"  
tape, paint, graphite, foil leaf,
oil stick on foam board  
2022
$1200

Untitled Green      15 x 12 x 9"        paint, foil leaf on wood          2023           $3000

This piece has a decidedly subjective appearance. The multiple vantage points present multiple possibilities.   charred, painted, foil leafed Sycamore

2nd Novel Art Book Fair -
Contemporary at Blue Star
      May 5, 2023

Blue Star Arts Complex, San Antonio

Artist books; monographs, zines, and other printed ephemera

Sharon and I are showing: 
Orange Bird; my paintings, vignettes by Sharon and myself 
handmade books – collage and drawings
blurb books of various subjects; exhibits, paintings, sculpture

Many of these books are available for purchase.

 

Orange Bird

handmade books

handmade book cover

blurb book covers

ISDAY

International Sculpture Day

 

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Open studio 1 - 4

 

127 East Wildwood, SA

 

This is a fun project: open the studio and house for people to view works I've been making.

 

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Cabinet Oak Project:  an auction, to raise money for the restoration of the Texas White House, and the creation of an artist in residence program at the LBJ National Historic Park.
To support this project you can bid on my piece through the month of April, see following address.


https://cbo.io/bidapp/index.php?slug=cop&sid=b181d1242a80ac8ce44555ba480761b3f2f9fbc6568b154cfe9a915a556ff277


Wading       19 x 12 x 10"   Live Oak      2022-23

Never have I carved any wood as hard as this Live Oak.

One of 50 selected by Katie Robinson Curator of the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum Austin.

Online Galleries (sales)

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Contemporary Art Month / San Antonio

my piece at Fl!ght Gallery 21st Annual  Group Show
at Blue Star Arts Complex,
  March 2023
Club     24 x 7 x 11"   foil leaf, paint, wood    2023
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Pop-up exhibit at the Blue Star Arts Complex:

paintings, sculpture and two works on paper 2023

This exhibit illustrates examples of paintings, sculpture and recent foam board pieces, work that began in early spring 2022.

Trunk    23 x 13 x 3"    foil leaf, paint, wood    2023

 I knew exactly how I wanted to make this piece when I saw the log I retrieved it from.
After removing the bark and exposing the ravage made by woodworms, I simply made a vertical chainsaw slice, foil leafed it and mounted it to a blue block. Its exposure and gnarly branch buds seem to reference an ecological dilemma.

Capsule    24 x 21 x 1.5"     felt tip, paint, tape, foil leaf on foam board     2022     $1800                    
Contained in a red border, this rugged composition of a rectangle and spheres appear to be circulating around a vertical rose pole. Their suspended buoyancy and apparent motion makes their gold environment appear fluid, suggesting illusionary depth.                                                                                   Inquiries - contact me at   larrygraeber@icloud.com

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Wheel   24 x 24 x .75"  

foamboard, tape, paint, metal leaf, oil stick 
Referencing and re-referencing a center motivated the approach to this piece. The vortex forms the new center as a reference over the concentric rings. The vortex achieves its highlight by its multi colors, concluding at the bead head of the push pin.

Wrestling     

4 x 3 x 2'        

cream limestone

1974

Following school I did a series of large scale sculpture, this is one of those pieces. I have recently moved it to the front yard where it looks super.  However, it needs a permanent home, maybe you know of such a place.

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