Lori Larusso| bourbon cocktails
Opening Reception | Saturday September 10, 7–10pm
Finissage | Sunday October 16, 3-5pm
On View Sept. 10 - Oct. 15, 2016
ARTIST STATEMENT | BOURBON COCKTAILS
Before moving from Rhode Island to Kentucky several years ago I decided to assimilate by taking up bourbon drinking and reading Flannery O’Connor.
While I haven’t taken to painting images of horses, it could be said that my time in Kentucky has come full circle when I began a series of Bourbon Cocktail paintings in 2015. These works applaud the pure beauty and artistry of carefully prepared cocktails, serving as a reminder of celebration, indulgence, and locale.
ABOUT | LORI LARUSSO
Lori Larusso earned her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art’s graduate interdisciplinary program, the Mount Royal School of Art and a BFA from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, with a minor in Women’s Studies. She has been awarded a Visual Artist Fellowship from the MacDowell Colony, the Kentucky Arts Council’s Al Smith Fellowship, a Milton and Sally Avery Fellowship, and several residency fellowships across the US. Lori maintains a solid studio practice, exhibiting her work locally, nationally, and internationally, with representation by Jordan Faye Contemporary in Baltimore, MD, Porter Contemporary in New York, NY, and Skidmore Contemporary in Santa Monica, CA. She currently lives and works in Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky.