Larko ArtNet

Larko ArtNet

“Valeri Larko: End Game” at Lyons Wier Gallery  Larko’s upcoming solo show features landscapes she painted on location 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 and which nature is gradually reclaiming.