Valeri Larko "End Game" November 9 - December 16, 2017

CLOSING RECEPTION & ARTIST'S TALK on Saturday, December 16th 3-5pm

“Valeri Larko: End Game” at Lyons Wier Gallery features landscapes she painted plein air at an abandoned golf center in the North Bronx. When she painted her first work there in fall 2013, she pushed her painting gear under the fence and squeezed through a break in the locked gate. She was only able to complete one small work before a detective caught her in the act of trespassing and “strongly suggested that she not return.” However, she did return, repeatedly, and has captured in detail the once vibrant family entertainment center that now contains crumbling old structures that nature is gradually reclaiming.