LARRY PEARSALL

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. 

 

Larry Pearsall has been part of the Art Centers Program for over a decade and has been one of the most prolific and visible artists in the history of the program. Pearsall is best known for his comic book influenced aesthetic and the way in which each painting functions as a fragment of an infinite narrative full of recurring characters and complex themes.

 

The universe that Pearsall has built throughout his body of work centers around a fictitious town called “Apple Bay” and the people and animals in it. Apple Bay is timeless, as are its multiple intersecting storylines that suggest various forms of physical and mental abuse - the demons that reside in seemingly innocuous places. In this evolving narrative, good and evil characters are visibly marked and animals expose the conscience of the people in the town. Each fragment of the growing narrative of  Apple Bay represents an advocacy and desire for justice and an end to victimization in all its forms. 

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