Overland Art Program Curator, Tamra Collins, recently sat with current Overland Art Program artist Larry Graeber to discuss materials, value, and the cosmos.

To listen to Larry’s interview in full, press the “►” at the top of the blog post.

Larry Graeber lives in San Antonio Texas. He has studied painting, sculpture, printmaking, jewelry, and filmmaking. Today his focus is on painting, sculpture and works on paper. Exhibiting began in 1971 with participation in the Texas Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. His first major one-person exhibition was in 1974, Works From a Small Duplex at the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio Texas. In 2014, Graeber was included in the book Texas Abstract, Modern/Contemporary, a history and survey of the abstract movement in Texas. In 2015, Graeber received an invitation to participate in Meet The Future 2016 pop-up exhibition, six artists, McNay Art Museum. Besides Graeber’s studio in San Antonio, he has begun working in Marfa where he has a small studio.
"We’re curious about the vastness of the space that we live in as well as our intimate selves."
— Larry Graeber
"I got particularly intrigued with convergences. I’m just fascinated how they happen over and over again, historically, personally, just all sorts of encounters."
— Larry Graeber

Studio Visit with Larry Graeber

"We seem to be more involved in generational evolvement, and materials also have generational life spans, it seems. So I’m not so terribly concerned about whether the material has a permanence or not. If it’s important or if it has any value, it’ll be saved one way or another."
— Larry Graeber

Overland Art Program artist Larry Graeber addresses staff during a Lunch and Learn focused on his creative practices.

"…to be able to get out to West Texas and to see that expanse is really, really amazing. It slows my life down, I deliberately wanna make work while I’m out there though."
— Larry Graeber
"I love the form of architecture, I love the role that architecture plays in society. I think it’s probably one of the most valuable roles. It reaches the gamut of aesthetics, to function and philosophy, that is really compelling."
— Larry Graeber

For more about Larry Graeber, connect with him on Instagram or visit his website here.

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