Mernet Larsen: Eye to Eye

Mernet Larsen, Alphie, 2015, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 71 1/8 x 39 1/2
Mernet Larsen, Alphie, 2015, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 71 1/8 x 39 1/2 inches (courtesy of James Cohan Gallery)

Viktor Witkowski blogs about the recent exhibition Mernet Larsen: Things People Do at James Cohan Gallery, New York.

Witkowski writes: "Mernet Larsen maintains a sense of human relationships among her depicted characters. Larsen’s constructed worlds are not measured attempts to categorize or create various types. Her character’s faces speak of individuality and are immersed in every-day activities. Their rigid, architectural shapes suggest a ‘built’ origin, not unlike built environments, but with a consciousness."