Join Larrie, NYC for the opening of Serban Ionescu, "A Crowded Room" on Friday, May 4. Infused with an element of the uncanny, Ionescu’s works result from both experimental rigor and joyful accident and draws from his immigrant experience of wide-eyed childhood wonder for American film, entertainment, manufactured Architectural materials, and beloved cartoon strips. Ionescu’s A Crowded Room, features an immersive installation that transports viewers into a moody, surrealistic space crowded with an assortment of drawings, objects, biomorphic sculptures, and animations made in collaboration with animator Narek Gevrogian. Inside Ionescu’s close quartered structure, his apparently stationary objects take on a life of their own, creating their own bizarre logic that’s at once cinematic and absurd. Memory creeps into the space, and family history takes a seat in the corner. If you spend time in a confined space with any object long enough, they can begin to take on familiar, anthropomorphic characteristics – a dumpy Aunt, a spindly great grandfather, a long forgotten cousin. Once an object has personality and character, it might as well function as an absurdist, animated portal that can take the viewer somewhere else entirely.
Opening reception: May 4, 7-9 p.m.
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