The Selling Sound of Country Music
October 2 – 30, 2015
Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1970 and raised in St. Louis, Larry Krone currently lives and works in New York City. He has exhibited his artwork in galleries and museums nationwide, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Philip Morris Branch, and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. His drawings, sculptures, installations and videos mine the depths of Americana, drawing inspiration from the homespun aesthetic of country music culture. Krone also writes and performs his own music, and his costume design for these performances has developed into House of Larréon, a line of custom stage costumes that have been worn by dancers and musicians including Bridge Everett and Kathleen Hanna. His craft-based work on view in Larry Krone—The Selling Sound of Country Music, such as hay bales made out of latch-hook rugs and patchwork clothing covered in sequins, reverberate with the kitschy exuberance of a drunken cabaret cowboy.
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