"LARRY DEWHIRST, WORKS 1969 - 1992"
The art of Larry Dewhirst casts long shadows in the hot sun of his native California. To describe his oeuvre, one would have to recall Flannery O'Connor, Francis Bacon, Joan Miró and De Kooning. Images at once intuited as masterful, upon closer examination reveal distant, abstract landscapes, encaustic layerings and elliptical double-entendres. The original etchings were executed on zinc plates long since destroyed, given away or lost. Each surviving Dewhirst print remains the last of its kind, or a fragment, from this dystopic and darkly Catholic American artist likely to find a cult following not in any public sphere but in the quiet and consequential confessionals of disaffected seekers. One returns to these relevant, supersalient images time again, to find them anew, savage and eternal.
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A Xistis Press Publication
ISBN: 0-9763976-9-2 | ISBN13: 978-0-9763976-9-4
Hardcover | $295.00 Trade | £205 | €257
56 pp. | 280 x 216 mm | July 2017