Valeri Larko

"End Game"

November 2017

Installation view END GAME by Valeri Larko

Installation view END GAME by Valeri Larko

Installation view END GAME by Valeri Larko

Installation view END GAME by Valeri Larko

Installation view END GAME by Valeri Larko

Installation view END GAME by Valeri Larko

Installation view END GAME by Valeri Larko

Installation view END GAME by Valeri Larko

Installation view END GAME by Valeri Larko

Installation view END GAME by Valeri Larko

Installation view END GAME by Valeri Larko

Installation view END GAME by Valeri Larko

Artwork by Valeri Larko

Abandoned Bronx Golf Center (study)

2016, oil on prepared paper, 7 x 30 in / 18 x 76.2 cm

Artwork by Valeri Larko

Abandoned Bronx Golf Center II, 
2016, Oil on linen, 15 x 58 in / 38 x 147 cm
 

Artwork by Valeri Larko

Autumn, Bronx Golf Center
2016, Oil on panel, 12 x 16 in / 30.5 x 41 cm
 

Artwork by Valeri Larko

Driving Range, Bronx Golf Center
2017, Oil on linen, 22 x 34 in / 56 x 86 cm
 

Artwork by Valeri Larko

END, E 132nd Street, Bronx
2015, Oil on linen, 32 x 60 in / 81 x 152 cm
 

Artwork by Valeri Larko

Garage, Bronx Golf Center

2017, Oil on panel, 12 x 16 in / 30.5 x 41 cm

Artwork by Valeri Larko

Train Trestle, East 133rd St, Bronx, (study)

2016, Oil on panel, 12 x 16 in / 30.5 x 41 cm

Artwork by Valeri Larko

Walkway, Bronx Golf Center
2016, Oil on linen, 22 x 34 in / 56 x 86 cm
 

Artwork by Valeri Larko

We’re Watching
2017, oil on panel, 12 x 16 in / 30.5 x 41 cm
 

Press Release

Lyons Wier Gallery is pleased to announce our exhibition, Valeri Larko, “End Game” featuring landscapes painted on location at an abandoned golf center in the North Bronx. 

The Bronx Golf Center is 12 acres in total. This once vibrant family entertainment center now contains crumbling old structures that nature is slowly reclaiming: remnants of a miniature golf course, a driving range, and batting cages that are disappearing under creeping vines and weeds. Since being abandoned, the golf center has become a refuge for graffiti artists, homeless people, and feral cats. Recently, suspicious fires destroyed several of the buildings and the property owners have repaired the fence, making access to the site difficult, if not impossible. 

Larko says, “While some transformations have been necessary, I miss the old architecture, signage and natural settings that gave the city its unique visual appeal. In the meantime, my goal is to capture these places before they are lost forever and to keep the stories of these overlooked places alive.”