Larson’s ‘reality’ at Lincolnville Fine Art

Jul 15, 2014
Paintings by the late David Henning Larson, selected as a Maine Master by the Union of Maine Visual Artists, are on view at Lincolnville Fine Art Gallery at Lincolnville Beach.

Lincolnville Beach — Lincolnville Fine Art Gallery on Route 1 is representing the estate of David Henning Larson. The gallery is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment; call 789-5000.

Larson had a studio, home and gallery at a converted North Penobscot canning factory for many years. The property was recently sold and the gallery closed. Lincolnville Fine Art has a good selection of his work at the gallery and has access to his collection.

Larson said he wanted all his work to reflect “the density of our experience, so every character is part of us at one time or another.” One series, The Asylum, represents the place where we drop our guard, where normality is as absurd as embracing absurdity.

"My reality is an infinitely meaningful absence of meaning. I retreat from all points of view except this. Hence I can only paint what I mean by refusing to mean what I paint,” Larson said.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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